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West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change Project | Combatting Wildlife Trafficking, Increasing Coastal Resilience, and Reducing Biodiversity Loss

Combatting wildlife trafficking, increasing coastal resilience and reducing deforestation, forest degradation, and biodiversity loss
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Many of West Africa’s 340 million residents are facing serious risks due to a rapidly changing climate. A series of interconnected direct and indirect drivers of resource degradation—illegal and unsustainable logging, wildlife poaching and trafficking, poverty, population growth, and weak governance—threaten the sustainability of key transboundary resources; undermine the ability of the region’s human and natural systems to respond and adapt to anthropogenic shocks and stressors; and in turn, compromise sustained and broad-based economic growth.

Indonesia: LESTARI | Reducing GHG Emissions and Conserving Biodiversity

Reducing GHG emissions and conserving biodiversity in carbon-rich and biologically significant forest and mangrove ecosystems
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Indonesia is considered a mega-diverse country, with 17,493 tropical islands containing some of the highest levels of biological diversity across the globe. This rich diversity includes critically endangered species, such as rhinos, tigers, elephants, and orangutans. However, unsustainable land clearing for plantation development, especially for the palm oil industry, has led to increased deforestation and degradation of critical forestlands. Tetra Tech is implementing the U.S.

This Earth Day, the World is Investing in the Most Valuable Asset We Have

Recognizing the role of natural resources in the world’s economies to support conservation and sustainable management
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Tamara Coger of Tetra Tech’s Environment and Natural Resources sector discusses the benefits of investing in sustainable natural resources management to people, societies, and economies around the world. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Sometimes, money really does grow on trees. And in mangroves, watersheds, oceans, and rainforests.

Ecocentricity Blog: It's Finally Here!

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I believe that the essence of the book is captured in a question that Paul asked me years ago, and which he continues to ask people: Is climate change happening to us, or for us?

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I believe that the essence of the book is captured in a question that Paul asked me years ago, and which he continues to ask people: Is climate change happening to us, or for us?

Walmart Launches Project Gigaton to Reduce Emissions in Company’s Supply Chain

Through release of a sustainability toolkit, Walmart asks suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one gigaton – the equivalent to taking more than 211 million passenger vehicles off of U.S. roads for an entire year
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Today, during Walmart’s annual Milestone Summit, the company launched a sustainability platform inviting suppliers to join Walmart in committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from their operations and supply chains. Dubbed Project Gigaton, this initiative will provide an emissions reduction toolkit to a broad network of suppliers seeking to eliminate one gigaton of emissions, focusing on areas such as manufacturing, materials and use of products by 2030.

GE and Southern California Edison Debut World’s First Battery-Gas Turbine Hybrid

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  • Helps meet immediate energy needs in California
  • Enhances flexibility, reliability and response time to customer’s energy demands
  • Allows more effective use of renewables and faster response to changing demands
  • Reduces environmental impact and cost for Southern California Edison’s operations and its customers
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  • Helps meet immediate energy needs in California
  • Enhances flexibility, reliability and response time to customer’s energy demands
  • Allows more effective use of renewables and faster response to changing demands
  • Reduces environmental impact and cost for Southern California Edison’s operations and its customers

HanesBrands Releases 2016 Environmental Performance Data

Hanes continues making progress toward 2020 goals for energy use, carbon dioxide emissions, water use, renewable energy and landfill diversion
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., April 17, 2017 /3BL Media/– HanesBrands (NYSE: HBI), a leading marketer of everyday basic innerwear and activewear apparel under world-class brands in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific, today released the company’s 2016 environmental performance data on energy use, carbon dioxide emissions, water use, renewable energy and landfill diversion.

Green Power in India

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VMware India recently sealed a deal with its builders to enable two of its largest buildings based in the city of Bangalore – Kalyani Vista and Kalyani Magnum – to receive 85% of their power from renewable energy. Kalyani Vista will receive wind energy for close to 438,000 sq. ft. while Kalyani Magnum will receive energy for nearly 206,212 sq.ft. from wind power turbines located in the State of Karnataka.

General Mills' 2017 Global Responsibility Highlights

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General Mills’ 2017 Global Responsibility Report highlights much of our important work and progress over the last year across four key focus areas: our food, our planet, our workplace and our community.

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