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GreenBiz Group Announces First-ever Conference on the Business of Carbon Removal

VERGE Carbon slated for October 22-24 in Oakland
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., March 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ - VERGE Carbon, the first-ever conference on the business opportunities in reversing climate change, will join three concurrent events as part of the VERGE 19 conference and expo, at the Oakland Convention Center, Oct. 22-24.

The event focuses on carbon removal, the technologies and practices that result in drawing down carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, and sequestering them in the soil, underground and in a wide range of innovative products and materials.

Ross Professor: There's Something Terribly Wrong With How We Make Decisions About Climate Change

New research, annual Wege Lecture offer guidance for moving forward.
Article

For over two decades, Joe Árvai has studied how we actually make choices — compared to how we think we make them. It will come as no surprise to even the most casual observers that the gulf between them can be large.

Jeremy Hance: From Bottleneck to Breakthrough

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How do you usually react to the stream of dire warnings about climate change and wildlife extinction? Does it motivate you to do more to make a difference, or does it submerge you into depressed inertia? This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with environmental journalist Jeremy Hance about his ongoing series for Mongabay which shines an encouraging light on the  future of our planet’s flora and fauna. Hance outlines the Bottleneck-to-Breakthrough theory and looks at the driving factors that may save our species and others from extinction.

Climate Change Matters to Investors and Leaders

by Carl R. Tannenbaum, Ryan James Boyle, and Vaibhav Tandon
Blog

I was born too early to benefit much from Sesame Street, but I still loved The Muppets. Kermit the Frog was my favorite character; alternatively in full control and overwhelmed, Kermit struggled to make sense of the nonsensical. To this day, there are times that I feel confronted with the same challenge.

Kermit produced numerous pearls of wisdom, such as: 

“Beware of advice from experts, pigs, and members of Parliament.” 

“It’s nice to be important. But it’s important to be nice.” 

How Electrical Distribution Networks Can Contribute to a Low-Carbon Future

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Climate change is a rapidly growing global concern. Therefore, new, more stringent regulations to reduce CO2 emissions will be introduced to allow a massive deployment of distributed energy resources, including the incorporation of electric vehicles. Electrical distribution utilities will therefore face problems in managing their networks and will need to adopt new solutions.

General Mills to Advance Regenerative Agriculture Practices on One Million Acres of Farmland by 2030

Long-term company efforts are focused on addressing soil health, biodiversity, farmer economic resilience and climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS,  March 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ — General Mills today announced its commitment to advance regenerative agriculture practices on one million acres of farmland by 2030. The Company will partner with organic and conventional farmers, suppliers and trusted farm advisors in key growing regions to drive the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices. A contributor to climate change, it is estimated that the global food system accounts for roughly one-third of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and 70 percent of water consumption.

The Faculty Member Who Fights Fake News – Erb Institute Faculty Andy Hoffman in La Nación

Article

Andy Hoffman teaches business and sustainability courses at the University of Michigan and studies cultural issues and the knowledge that impacts decisions. He visited Costa Rica and spoke with Irene Rodríguez S. at ‘La Nación’.  Translated to English from the original article.

How Exxon Taught Me That Shareholders Can Change the World

Blog

by Gabe Rissman Co-Founder and President, YourStake.org 

I rose to the podium, looked Exxon then-CEO Rex Tillerson in the eye, and spoke. “Why does Exxon fund climate-denying organizations, when you publicly support a carbon tax?” Tillerson deflected the question at the time: “we would never impinge on ALEC’s free speech.” D’oh. Two years later, in July 2018, Exxon ceased funding ALEC, the climate change denying organization I highlighted.

Science Based Targets Initiative Announces Major Updates Following IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C

Press Release

UNITED NATIONS, February 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) will introduce major new updates to enable companies to set greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets consistent with the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement, to limit average global warming to 1.5°C by the end of the century compared to pre-industrial temperatures.

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