When ESG meets DEI and goes back to the office

March 28, 2022 by  
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What happens when ESG and DEI meet the Great Resignation and the climate crisis — amid a pandemic?

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Bridging the rural-urban energy-efficiency divide

March 28, 2022 by  
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Focusing on the climate pollutions from big cities keeps us blind to the energy burden in low-income communities.

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Regulators rein in the ESG bandwagon

March 28, 2022 by  
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The new rules: Green investing become a matter of serious concern for regulators — not to mention companies and investors.

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Earth911 Podcast: Wake Smith Opens Pandora’s Toolbox for Climate Change

March 2, 2022 by  
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Wake Smith, author of Pandora’s Toolbox: The Hopes and Hazards of Climate Intervention, shares his… The post Earth911 Podcast: Wake Smith Opens Pandora’s Toolbox for Climate Change appeared first on Earth911.

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Winning the war for ESG talent in an era of distrust

January 26, 2022 by  
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Employees’ expectation of an authentic, transparent and data-driven commitment to tackling the climate crisis is here to stay.

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Whither climate tech? A new fund, plus some predictions

January 26, 2022 by  
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Energy Impact Partners is raising a $350 million fund focused on supporting “deep decarbonization” technologies.

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What 50 years of public-private partnerships lends to the world’s green transition

January 26, 2022 by  
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The economic and societal benefits of airtight trust in persistent policies despite the inevitable shoestring tackles all struggles societies face.

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ExxonMobil plays dirty to deny role in the climate crisis

January 19, 2022 by  
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ExxonMobil has turned to intimidation in attempts to stop its critics from taking legal action. The giant oil company is trying to use an unusual Texas law to target critics outside the state. Exxon has asked the Texas Supreme Court to allow it to use rule 202 to take on California municipal officials.   The move is in response to these California officials filing lawsuits against Exxon for its role in the climate crisis . Eight California cities and counties have accused the company of misrepresenting evidence to downplay the effects of climate change. The lawsuits claim Exxon even misrepresented evidence even from  its own scientists  about global warming. Related: New environmental racism scorecard calls out ExxonMobil The California lawsuits seek compensation from the company to address damages caused by wildfires , floods and other extreme weather events. Exxon claims that this infringes on its first amendment rights and that it will use rule 202 to demand justice from its accusers. “The potential defendants’ lawfare is aimed at chilling the speech of not just ExxonMobil, but of other prominent members of the Texas energy sector on issues of public debate, in this case, climate change,” the company claimed in its petition. Under rule 202, corporations are allowed to search for incriminating evidence, question individuals under oath and access documents. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has even written to the state’s all-Republican Supreme Court in support of Exxon’s request. Abbott accuses the California litigants of undermining the rights of Texan companies. “When out-of-state officials try to project their power across our border, as respondents have done by broadly targeting the speech of an industry crucial to Texas, they cannot use personal jurisdiction to scamper out of our courts and retreat across state lines,” Abbott wrote. Climate experts say that the move seeks to intimidate those who speak out against ExxonMobil and instill fear in anyone who wants to litigate against it. Via The Guardian Lead image via Mike Mozart

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The climate crisis could sink the UK’s economy by 2045

January 18, 2022 by  
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The U.K. is at risk of losing 1% of its economy every year by 2045 due to the climate crisis . This is according to the U.K. government’s recent assessment of the risks posed by climate change. In a five-year analysis of the climate risk, officials determined that the U.K. stands to lose even more if actions are not taken to reverse the climate crisis.   The assessment found that if global temperatures are allowed to rise above 2 degrees Celsius, more action will be needed for flood defenses, restoration of natural resources such as peatlands, and building a more resilient environment . Other areas that would cost the government include decreased food production and infrastructure destruction from extreme weather events. Flooding alone could cause a loss of at least £1 billion ($1.36 billion) each year by 2050. Related: Climate change is already affecting 85% of world population According to Jo Churchill, the minister for climate adaptation, “The scale and severity of the challenge posed by climate change means we cannot tackle it overnight, and although we’ve made good progress in recent years there is clearly much more that we need to do.” Churchill added that the government will be committing to more significant efforts in dealing with the climate crisis risks to help the country become more resilient. “By recognising the further progress that needs to be made, we’re committing to significantly increasing our efforts and setting a path towards the third national adaptation programme, which will set ambitious and robust policies to make sure we are resilient to climate change into the future,” Churchill said. Climate campaigners, on the other hand, see the U.K.’s plans as short-sighted, since they only seek to mitigate climate impacts instead of solving the problem itself. Signe Norberg of the Aldersgate Group of businesses supporting sustainability said, “Investing in a healthier natural environment is key to making the UK more resilient to the impacts of climate change and it will be critical that the government puts forward ambitious and credible targets under the Environment Act.” Via The Guardian Lead image via Pixabay

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Earth911 Podcast: Captain Paul Watson on Urgent Actions to Save Our Ocean

January 12, 2022 by  
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Captain Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, joins Earth911’s Mitch Ratcliffe to… The post Earth911 Podcast: Captain Paul Watson on Urgent Actions to Save Our Ocean appeared first on Earth911.

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