COP 23 developments to watch

November 2, 2017 by  
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U.S. political leadership may be absent on climate, but there’s plenty for business to track ahead of the U.N. climate conference in Bonn, Germany.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation donates $20M to support environmental causes

September 20, 2017 by  
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The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) just announced their biggest portfolio of environmental grants ever given. LDF is giving $20 million to organizations working for conservation , climate solutions, and indigenous rights , to name a few. DiCaprio made the announcement yesterday during the Yale Climate Conference hosted by John Kerry , former Secretary of State. LDF CEO Terry Tamminen said, “With a lack of political leadership, and continued evidence that climate change is growing worse with record-breaking heat waves and storms , we believe we need to do as much as we can now, before it is too late.” LDF will give over 100 organizations grants across six categories: wildlife and land conservation; marine life and ocean conservation; indigenous rights; climate change; innovation, technology , and media; and LDF’s California program, targeted to help local communities transition to sustainable infrastructure, energy , and food . Related: Leonardo DiCaprio launches a new fund to save the lions In his speech at yesterday’s conference, DiCaprio called for people to get involved in tackling climate change. He said people can do three simple things: first, vote in the midterm elections next year for candidates who believe climate change is one of the most important issues the United States must address. Second, buy from environmentally friendly companies, and boycott those funding climate deniers or offering products that hurt the environment. Third, support charities and non-governmental organizations working for climate solutions. DiCaprio said, “I still believe that the United States has the potential to lead the world on this issue. We can only hope that the President begins to see it too…Time is up. The current events are a global wake-up call that must be heard all the way from you, to the private sector, to Washington, D.C. It is too late for any of us to be too timid or too ignorant or too silent. We must all take action together now.” + Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Via the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Images via screenshot

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COP21 and decoding the economics of climate change

August 6, 2015 by  
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When it comes to business and climate, the bottom line still rules. A rundown of the economic sticking points in the run up to the UN climate conference.

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5 best practices to green healthcare

August 6, 2015 by  
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Hospital food is just one part of the problem, as well as one of a handful of powerful solutions, to make medical care sustainable.

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From science to economics, why 2015 is different for climate action

July 31, 2015 by  
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The looming COP 21 climate conference in Paris will be a test of just how much has changed from past attempts at international coordination.

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Is the Cancun Climate Conference too Late? Stories from Pakistani Flood Survivors

November 22, 2010 by  
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River Kabul destroyed 250 acres of fertile land only in one village Ghari Momin of Nowshera district (Pakistan) Last year when I was in Australia, attending Al Gore’ training on climate change, I never thought at that time how visible and catastrophic the impacts of climate change can be in our own lives. Living fortunately in one of the greenest areas of Pakistan, Mansehra, I had been observing how time kept on changing our local environment. I observed gradual changes such as decreasing forest cover over the mountains, late start of winter and hot summers just like in the western part of the country.

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