climate change

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The New Climate Economy

There's no time like the present for climate change mitigation.

Action to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions and mitigate climate change has long been viewed as fundamentally opposed to economic growth. Indeed, the fragility of the global economic recovery is often cited as a justification to delay such action. But a recent report, “The New Climate Economy: Better Growth, Better Climate” released by the Global Commission on […]

Business: The Secret Agents to Fight Climate Change?

Can the business sector lead the battle against climate change?

[A few weeks ago], CEOs and world leaders met at the UN to talk climate. In the run-up to these high-level talks, many companies and some relatively new voices from the business community have been sounding both the alarm and the rallying cry for action. At the same time, the cost of renewable energy has […]

Three Keys to a Greener Supply Chain

Once “nice to have,” sustainable supply chains are now a capability companies “need to have.”

More than two-thirds of supply chain executives said sustainability will play an increasing role in the supply chains of the future. Alan Amling of UPS believes there are three key steps that companies should follow to reduce the environmental impact of their supply chain.

Adapting Farming to an Era of Climate Change

Can sustainable agriculture achieve food security?

According to UN projections, the world’s population could reach 9.15 billion by 2050, creating a 60% increase in demand for food. At the same time, the IPCC predicts that global warming will reduce agricultural yield by 2% per decade, which would no doubt lead to farmland expansion. This would have a knock-on effect on already saturated supplies […]

Climate Change at Ground Zero

Creating sustainable communities through sustainable agriculture.

Burkina Faso is located in the heart of the Sahel, which means that it is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries when it comes to climate change. Its farmers may know little of the physical causes of global warming, but they know about its effects – not least the huge variability in rainfall patterns, […]