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UN Global Compact Bulletin (May 2014)

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, engagement opportunities, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that engagement opportunities and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in EnglishFrenchSpanish and Chinese.

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, engagement opportunities, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that engagement opportunities and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in EnglishFrenchSpanish and Chinese.

Media Advisory: BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group and the Clean Shipping Index Agree to Explore Potential for Merger

Press Release

Copenhagen, May 7, 2014 /3BL Media/ — BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) and the Clean Shipping Index (CSI)—the two leading environmental reporting initiatives for ships and ship operators—signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate for cleaner, more efficient shipping.

Can Senate Force Approval of Keystone Pipeline?

The votes might not be there, but the legal argument might be.
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Can a group of U.S. senators really bypass the Obama administration and force approval of the controversial and long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline?
 
“The review process has been thorough,” said Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.), who introduced a bill to approve the pipeline with Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) last week. “The five studies that have been conducted, as required by law, are complete. It is time to stop studying and start building.”
 

Statement by Ceres President Mindy Lubber on the National Climate Assessment

Tackling Climate Change is the Greatest Economic Opportunity of the 21st Century
Press Release

BOSTON, MA, May 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Today, as the White House released the Third National Climate Assessment, a comprehensive peer-reviewed analysis documenting the escalating impacts of climate change across all regions and economic sectors in the United States, Mindy Lubber, Ceres President, released the following statement:

Climate Assessment Drives Home Importance of US Emissions Reductions

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In response to the 2014 National Climate Assessment released today, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued the following statement from Lou Leonard, vice president for climate change:

“Often we consider climate change tomorrow’s problem, but this report reads like it was ripped from today’s headlines. The assessment paints the clearest picture yet that extreme weather and climate disruption are already here, impacting communities across America, and it’s not pretty.

New Energy-Water Nexus Bill in the U.S. Senate Highlights Need for Source-to-Site Energy Analysis

New Bill Acknowledges the Relationship between Energy and Water, and Reflects a Growing Shift Toward Analyzing Water as Energy
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BOSTON, May 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ - A new Senate bill, the Nexus of Energy and Water for Sustainability (NEWS) Act of 2014 (S. 1971) will create a committee within the National Science and Technology Committee (NSTC) to streamline federal activities related to the management of interconnected energy and water systems. As part of this initiative, last year, individuals from BP, GE, Sandia National Lab, American Water, other organizations, and Energy Points were invited to provide their expertise on the issue at a roundtable discussion.

European Brand Data Revealed in Newly Redesigned SPONSORIUM Report

Community Investment and Sponsorship Data Aggregated from Software Used by Hundreds of Brands
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MONTREAL, May 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The number of Community Investment activities tracked and managed by European brands increased 24% during the last year. That is a substantial increase yet the corporate market will continue to expand its focus on the philanthropic engagement. This glaring statistic is just one of the highlights uncovered in the latest, and freshly redesigned, SPONSORIUM Report.

US Wind Energy Mapped by USGC -The Minute

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The U.S. Geological Survey has created an interactive map that shows the 47,000 ground-based wind turbines in the country. It uses high-resolution aerial imagery and data from the Federal Aviation Administration to create a national map that can be zoomed in on to see specific facilities and even individual turbines.

Taking the Lid Off America's Trash Cans: Glad® Uncovers Country's Waste Habits with Photojournalist Peter Menzel

Photo Series Debuted With NYC Announcement of Expanded Household Composting
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May 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ - On average, Americans send about half of their waste to landfill. Focused on spreading awareness about this eye-opening issue, The Glad Products Company sponsored award-winning photojournalist Peter Menzel and writer Faith D'Aluisio's newest photo series, a project called "Waste in Focus," that takes a real life, moment-in-time look at what eight families around the country are recycling, composting and sending to landfill in a recent week.

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