PARIS, May 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The following is a press release published jointly by all partners of the Business and Climate Summit, which took place 20-21 May 2015 in Paris, France. See the UN Global Compact Statementhere.
Activist and Artist Prince Ea Releases New Video on Earth Day supporting Stand for Trees campaign
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Celebrity activist and spoken word artist Prince Ea launched his newest online video entitled “Dear Future Generations: Sorry” to motivate individuals to take immediate action to stop climate change by Standing for Trees.
Mike Bloomberg: Modern philanthropy began as a substitute for government. Where government failed, philanthropists stepped in, providing food for the poor, hospitals for the sick, and libraries, museums, and colleges for the masses. Philanthropy continues to play a vital role in all of these areas. But some still see philanthropy as an alternative to government. I see it as a way to embolden government.
By Stéphanie Leblanc, Associate Director, Communications; and Melanie Janin, Managing Director, Communications, BSR
When it comes to climate, the spotlights are not waiting for the December COP21 talks to turn toward Paris. Last week, European mayors gathered in Paris to pledge joint action on climate, in May a coalition of international business networks will lead the Business and Climate Summit at UNESCO, and countless activities on climate are popping up every day in the City of Light.
By Andrew Winston It’s been an amazing 12 months in the world of sustainable business. From climate change to inequality, the scope of humanity’s biggest environmental and social challenges came into much sharper focus this year — as did the scale and range of opportunities to do something about them. And citizens, using new social media tools and old-fashioned marches, rose up to drive change. Both in response and pre-emptively, the world’s leading companies continued to aggressively pivot their businesses toward more sustainable and innovative ways of operating.
What is biochar? Why is it so promising and exciting?
Biochar is charcoal derived from organic waste that conditions soil, increasing plant and tree growth. Increased growth of healthy foliage in turn helps to create a greener and healthier city. In addition, when mixed with soil, biochar sequesters carbon and enables increased infiltration of storm water run-off, which also helps to combat climate change.
The debate over climate change, unlike climate change itself, seems to be stuck. Let's see if we can get it moving.
The arguments are mainly over three issues: whether climate change exists, what casuses it, and what to do about it.
The first two questions are controversial but shouldn't be. And the third would generate honest debate even if there were agreement about the first two. But viable solutions to the crisis aren't hard to find.