Environment

Will Covid-19 allow us to flatten the curve on climate change?

Angeli Mehta, (May 2, 2020)

With the IEA predicting that global CO2 emissions will fall 8% this year, Angeli Mehta weighs the early evidence of whether the pandemic will speed the energy transition

To prevent future pandemics 'no company should source from recently deforested land’

Angeli Mehta, (May 2, 2020)

One big lesson from Covid-19 is that human health is dependent on protecting the health of the planet. Angeli Mehta reports on the rise of biodiversity on the global business agenda

‘Companies mustn't stand by as attacks on human rights defenders rise during Covid-19’

Christen Dobson, (Apr 28, 2020)

In this comment piece, Christen Dobson of Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and Ali Hines of Global Witness say safeguarding labour rights and rights to land and resources is a strategic imperative for companies and institutional investors

‘We have self-isolated from our environment for far too long’

Arlo Brady, (Apr 22, 2020)

In this #EarthDay comment piece, Freuds CEO Dr Arlo Brady says there is no way we can socially distance our way out of the climate crisis, but the Covid-19 may hold other lessons about the importance of a speedy response and global cooperation

‘We are running out of time to fiddle around,’ says Earth Day co-founder

Terry Slavin, (Apr 21, 2020)

50 years after he helped start the US environmental movement by bringing 20 million people on the streets, Denis Hayes is urging US voters to prevent the 'worst president in US history' from being re-elected in November. Terry Slavin reports

The race to cool our sweltering cities in Ethical Corporation

Terry Slavin, (Apr 6, 2020)

In the April issue of our free to download magazine, Ethical Corporation focuses on the drive to make access to low-carbon cooling a priority in the fight against climate change and to deliver the SDGs. We also look at another vastly overlooked weapon in the climate change arsenal: energy efficiency

The man struggling to bring energy efficiency in from the cold

Terry Slavin, (Apr 6, 2020)

Terry Slavin speaks to Benoit Lebot, former head of the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation, about his frustrated efforts to elevate demand reduction on the global climate agenda

The companies taking energy use from the boiler room to the boardroom

Mike Scott, (Apr 6, 2020)

Mike Scott reports on how signatories to The Climate Group's EP100, including Mahindra, Johnson Controls and H&M, are aiming to double energy productivity as part of their response to climate change

Energy efficiency gap in buildings 'is undermining UK's bid to reach net-zero'

Catherine Early, (Apr 6, 2020)

Despite repeated warnings from the Committee on Climate Change that energy efficiency needs to be tackled immediately if the UK is to meet its carbon budgets, progress has been limited, writes Catherine Early

UK cities ramp up action on resilience, with doubling of number on CDP climate A-list

Mike Scott, (Apr 3, 2020)

With 85% of its population living in cities that have declared a climate emergency, Britain is leading the way in grassroots action. Mike Scott reports

Hermosillo and Belo Horizonte make CDP A grade as two of Latin America’s greenest cities

Diana Rojas, (Apr 3, 2020)

Diana Rojas profiles a pair of fast-growing cities that have earned plaudits for their efforts to boost climate resilience

From urban farming to green homes: the US cities building in climate resilience

Diana Rojas, (Apr 3, 2020)

Despite environmental rollbacks by the Trump administration, the largest number of cities on CDP's climate A list hail from the US. Diana Rojas profiles Washington DC, Park City, Utah, and a trio of Ohio cities: Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus

Ahmedabad's pioneering plan to protect citizens from heat-related deaths

Diana Rojas, (Apr 2, 2020)

With one billion people globally lacking access to cooling, the city's plan to protect even its poorest residents from frequent heat waves has been replicated across India. Diana Rojas reports

Coronavirus crisis throws spanner into EU’s climate-neutral ambitions

Angeli Mehta, (Mar 23, 2020)

The EU is being urged to ensure that financial stimulus to help industry survive the crisis should be compliant with its newly published Green Deal. Angeli Mehta reports

‘This is a wake-up call. We must live within our planetary boundaries to avoid future pandemics'’

Paul Polman, (Mar 23, 2020)

Paul Polman argues that companies must rapidly transition to a way of doing business that does not destroy biodiversity and natural capital or there will be more Covid-19s

'Tackling deforestation key' as UK looks to plough its own furrow post-Brexit

David Craik, (Mar 7, 2020)

The Committee on Climate Change is recommending that reducing emissions from land use should be central to delivering the UK’s net-zero economy, reports David Craik

'With most biodiversity lying on indigenous land, their leadership is crucial'

Melinda Macleod, (Mar 4, 2020)

BHP Foundation’s Melinda Macleod explains how indigenous-led conservation projects, like the 10 Deserts Project in Australia, can help achieve the urgent turnaround in biodiversity need this decade

'It's not enough to cut CO2 emissions. The natural systems that sustain life are on the critical list'

Angeli Mehta, (Mar 3, 2020)

Angeli Mehta reports on how companies like Danone, Unilever, and China's Cofco International are addressing biodiversity loss through platforms like the Business for Nature coalition and One Planet Business for Biodiversity

Last stand for forests in Ethical Corporation magazine

Terry Slavin, (Feb 11, 2020)

In the first of a two-part investigation into how brands are performing on their 2020 commitments to ending deforestation in their supply chains, this month we look at palm oil and timber products

EU urged to stop substituting biomass for coal as concerns over climate impact grow

Angeli Mehta, (Feb 3, 2020)

Conservationists warn the world’s forests may be under threat if EU continues to regard biomass as carbon-neutral while ramping up its renewable energy targets. Angeli Mehta reports

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