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Swiss Re Adopts Climate-Related Financial Disclosure Recommendations

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Originally posted in Canadian Underwriter

Swiss Re announced on Wednesday that it will adopt the climate-related financial disclosure recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

TCFD Reaction: 'Turning Point for Climate Disclosure'

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Originally posted on Environmental Finance.

The launch of TCFD's recommendations were today hailed as a landmark moment for investors campaigning to have climate considerations integrated into mainstream reporting.

Sustainability: Transcending Politics

In preparing for our upcoming Sustainability Symposium, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with sustainability professionals from both sides of the aisle. Their overriding message: progress will continue.
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One of the most exciting aspects of planning a big event is the opportunity to speak ahead of time with presenters and participants about the issues that are top of mind.  In planning for the Sustainability Symposium 2017: Ready for Anything, taking place on January 9 at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts in Orlando, I’ve had the good fortune to speak with some of today’s visionary leaders and most passionate professionals in the sustainability sector.

All Roads Lead to Marrakech: Formula E and COP22 Combat Climate Change

By Molly Gavin, Vice President, Government Affairs and Sustainability
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This week, Formula E race cars will weave their way through the streets of Morocco, a first not only for the city but for the entire continent. And that’s not the only reason all eyes will be on Marrakech: The 2016 FIA Formula E Marrakech ePrix will be the official sporting opening event of the 22nd session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22).

Research Highlight: Study Says Barrier to Widespread Use of Clean Cookstoves Surmounted

Project Surya effort to improve public health and slow pace of global warming provides rural women in India access to results-based climate financing
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A multiyear experiment in healthier and more environmentally sustainable cooking practices among the world’s poorest three billion people has found key breakthroughs that can substantially improve women’s quality of life and slow the pace of climate change.

The Politics of Energy: Change or Be Changed

How Clean Energy Can Save the Economy
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by Carole Laible, Chief Executive Officer, Domini Social Investments

Human nature often resists change. We struggle with moving from familiar surroundings to new, unknown territories. Yet, when it comes to the greatest single challenge we face today, our resistance to change will surely cause massive, uncontrollable, and unforeseeable changes.

Savage Irony: Alberta Wildfires in Tar Sands Town Tied to Global Warming

Green Builder Media's May 12, 2016 Vantage Enewsletter
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Savage Irony: Alberta Wildfires in Tar Sands Town Tied to Global Warming The inferno roaring around the town of Fort McMurray, Alberta,has called attention to the dire impacts we can expect if fossil fuel projects proceed as planned.'

Ceres Commends EPA for First Ever National Rule Today on Methane Pollution

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May 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ - As the clean energy transition continues to pick up steam globally in the wake of the Paris Climate Agreement, the nonprofit sustainability Ceres and major investors welcomed today’s commitment from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to significantly cut methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.

The oil and gas sector is the largest source of methane emissions in the U.S., and methane is responsible for as much as 25 percent of global warming pollution.

Global Investor Groups Urge World Leaders to Sign and Accede to the Paris Climate Agreement Rapidly

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LONDON/SYDNEY/BOSTON, April 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ –The Paris Agreement enters into force once 55 countries representing 55% of global emissions have deposited their instruments of accession with the UN. Investors support an early entry into force of the agreement, possibly as early as next year.

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