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UN Releases Climate Action's Climate Playbook for the Fashion Industry

Guidebook identifies climate actions apparel manufacturers can take to promote global decarbonization; lists WSP USA as a recommended service provider.
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In 2018, United Nations Climate Change (UNCC) drafted its Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action (the Charter), which includes ambitious climate goals, such as net zero emissions within the fashion industry by 2050.

The Charter was drafted specifically for fashion industry stakeholders with initiatives and goals that will enable the fashion industry to take a leadership role in mitigating the worst impacts of climate change.

Improving Health Outcomes in Papua New Guinea

Addressing political, economic, and cultural drivers to support measurably improved health outcomes and strengthen self-sustaining health systems
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Tetra Tech’s Amy Gildea explains how an understanding of the social economy, politics, and culture in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is crucial to improving health outcomes on the island in the Western Pacific. In this post, Amy, the managing director of international development, Asia Pacific for Coffey, a Tetra Tech Company, explains that health and development programs need to be designed smarter and in a way that considers all the drivers of change.

Ceres Introduces the Ceres Roadmap 2030: A 10-year Action Plan for Sustainable Business Leadership

Outlines critical action steps corporations must take this decade to stabilize the climate, protect water and natural resources, and build a just and inclusive economy
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In a pandemic-battered economy, where the climate, water and human rights crises threaten the prospects of success for corporations, Ceres today unveils a new 10-year action plan for companies to navigate this new business reality and lead the accelerated transition to a more equitable, just and sustainable economy. 

Ceres Set to Launch New 10-Year Action Plan for Sustainable Business Leadership

Ceres Roadmap 2030 will enable companies to thrive in the accelerated transition to a more equitable, just and sustainable future
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Global sustainability threats – from the climate crisis to water scarcity to racial, gender and workplace inequality and inequity – are disrupting global operations and supply chains, destabilizing financial markets, and causing widespread human and economic suffering. In a compounding pandemic-battered environment, how can companies navigate these rapidly changing business realities and thrive in the accelerated transition to a more equitable, just and sustainable future? What will it take to make the 2020s a decade of action?

Ecocentricity Blog: Running Away With It

By: John A. Lanier
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If the major economies of the world are in a race for the most robust and sustained economic growth, then China may have just broken from the pack.

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If the major economies of the world are in a race for the most robust and sustained economic growth, then China may have just broken from the pack.

Opinion: Mobilizing Domestic Funds is Crucial for Sustainable Forest Management in Indonesia

Sharing best practices and lessons learned in mobilizing domestic funding for forest conservation in Indonesia
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Ufroz Ayyub, Tetra Tech’s environment sector specialist based in Indonesia, analyzes the role domestic funding plays in ensuring sustainable forest management in Indonesia.

This post originally ran on Devex.

ON Semiconductor’s Actions to Mitigate Climate Change

by Theresa Haywood-McCarley, senior director, corporate social responsibility
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There are many terms describing solutions to climate-related changes and many people are talking about them: circular economy, renewable energy, individual sustainable actions, packaging reuse and recycling, reducing carbon footprint, managing water stressed environments… and the list goes on. Whether natural occurrence or man-made, it is clear there are some changes to our habitat occurring that we must address and ON Semiconductor is taking action.

Get the Full Picture: The Challenges of Sustainable Food Packaging

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Tetra Pak is on a journey to deliver the world's most sustainable food package. Learn why they aim to create packaging soley from plant-based materials that are fully renewable, fully recyclable and carbon neutral in this video.

Regenerative Retrofit: California's First Living Building.

New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future.
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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

UPS Longitudes | Return to Sender: Navigating Reverse Logistics

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In a traditional linear economy, we make goods, use them and dispose them. In a circular economy, by contrast, the end of a product’s life can be an opportunity for new value creation. But for the circular economy to work, materials must be in the right place at the right time.

As companies continue setting ambitious goals to advance circular strategies, they look to partners like UPS to help make reverse logistics seamless — whether reclaiming products for their “next life,” helping consumers recycle goods or packaging and collecting items for refurbishment for future use.

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