Japan and Canada sign 20 year solar power deal

  Japan and Canada sign 20 year solar power deal
4:29pm - 13 October 2015

The world’s third largest solar panel producer has secured a 20 year agreement to supply clean electricity to Japan

Asia, Sustainable Energy, Tech. & Innovation

UK leading developing world in emissions reduction

  UK leading developing world in emissions reduction
3:00pm - 13 October 2015

The UK is leading the developing world on carbon emission cuts, according to new findings released by PwC

Europe, Carbon Reduction, COP 21, Policy

Kenya developing Africa’s biggest wind farm

  Kenya developing Africa’s biggest wind farm
10:26am - 13 October 2015

US$690m Lake Turkana Wind Power Project will be the largest in Africa and will add 300MW of capacity to Kenya’s grid

Africa, Sustainable Energy
  Sustainable momentum at Avery Dennison

Sustainable momentum at Avery Dennison

Worldwide, Carbon Reduction, COP 21, Tech. & Innovation

Climate Action spoke to Dean Scarborough, Chairman and CEO at Avery Dennison, about the company's approach to sustainability and the low-carbon solutions the company will be offering at COP21 in Paris in December

  Landscape restoration – a winning strategy in a warmer world

Landscape restoration – a winning strategy in a warmer world

Worldwide, Agriculture, Policy

Dr Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute (WRI)

  Impossible Foods announces $108m funding for plant-based burger

Impossible Foods announces $108m funding for plant-based burger

North America, Agriculture, Carbon Reduction, Finance, Tech. & Innovation

California-based company has raised $108m in financing from investors to support the development of its plant-based food products

  The Green Games: Tokyo 2020

The Green Games: Tokyo 2020

Smart Cities

President of the Japanese Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, discusses how sustainability will be a key factor at the 2020 Olympic Games and outlines his vision for the future of the Olympic movement

  Smarter cars in smarter cities

Smarter cars in smarter cities

Europe, Smart Cities, Tech. & Innovation, Transport

Erik Jonnaert, Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)

  Ramboll wins urban resilience study for Asian Development Bank

Ramboll wins urban resilience study for Asian Development Bank

Asia, Europe, Smart Cities

Ramboll is to deliver a study on solutions that enhance resilience and reduce carbon emissions in large Asian cities.



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  • Major Banks Launch 'Positive Impact Manifesto' for Transition to Inclusive Green Economy...

    Banks-members of the UNEP Finance Initiative proposes a 'Roadmap' to establishing a new, impact-based and market driven paradigm....

    Eye on Earth Summit Proposes Practical Solutions to Closing Data Gap...

    Capacity development and citizen engagement central to tracking progress towards achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)....

    Nations List 12 Vulture Species to Tackle Population Decline in Africa...

    Countries agree to list the vulture species to Annex 1 of the agreement as a response to the current African Vulture Crisis....

    UNEP Inquiry Shows How to Align Global Finance with Sustainable Development...

    The heartland of the global economy, the financial system, can evolve to serve its core purpose of growing and sustaining the real economy....

    New Portal Allows Citizens to Participate in United Nations Environment Assembly...

    The portal aims to increase citizen participation in the resolutions and issues addressed by the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)...

  • Expanding social protection offers a faster track to ending hunger

    The State of Food and Agriculture 2015 published today finds that social protection schemes – such as cash transfers, school feeding and public works – offer an economical way to provide vulnerable people in poor countries with opportunities to move out of extreme poverty and hunger.

    Committee on World Food Security focuses on SDGs, youth and protracted crises

    The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) opened its plenary today, marking the first international gathering since global global leaders approved the Sustainable Development Agenda’s goals. The CFS is expected to approve the Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises.

    First global food and agriculture plant genetics data library gets go-ahead

    The agreement to proceed with the proposal for a Global Information System (GLIS) from the FAO-based seed treaty came during a week-long meeting of the 6th biennial Governing Body that ended in Rome on October 9.

    FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries celebrates 20-year anniversary

    Twenty years after its birth, FAO’s Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries shared a moment in the limelight with ministers, researchers and leaders in the fisheries industry at the first International Fisheries Stakeholders Forum that opened in Vigo, Spain, today.

    Food prices lower for longer

    Agricultural commodities are going through a period of lower and less volatile prices, according to the FAO Food Outlook released today. Meanwhile, the FAO Food Price Index inched up 0.6 percent in September to 165.3 points, still 18.9 percent less than a year earlier.

  • Lima Call for Climate Action Puts World on Track to Paris 2015

    A new 2015 agreement on climate change, that will harness action by all nations, took a further important step forward in Lima following two weeks of negotiations by over 190 countries.

    New Portal Highlights City and Private Sector Climate Action

    A way to increase the visibility of the wealth of climate action by cities, regions, companies and investors was launched today by the government of Peru.

    New Documentary Raises Awareness for Adaptation Needs

    A new documentary released on 11 December 2014 highlights the growing recognition of the need for adaptation to climate change around the world, as recognized by governments at this week’s UN Climate Change Conference in Lima.

    Winners of United Nations Climate Change Awards Honoured in Lima

    Delegates at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, were treated to an evening of hope and optimism as the winners of the 2014 Momentum for Change Awards were feted tonight at a gala event.

    Forest Announcements Pave Way for Climate Action

    At the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, a group of five countries has taken steps towards improved national and global forest action.

  • UN-Habitat participates in OIKONET conference

    Bratislava, 13 October 2015– The second OIKONET conference on the topic “Global Dwelling” was held in Bratislava, Slovakia, with the participation of UN-Habitat late last month. OIKONET is a network of 34 institutions from 29 countries -4 of them outside Europe- co-funded by the Executive Agency of Education, Audiovisual and Culture (EACEA) of the European Union. […]

    The World Bank Group and UN-Habitat re-affirm their commitment to sustainable urban development

    Lima, Peru, October 12, 2015 – On the occasion of the “What Makes a Sustainable City?” event held on Saturday, 10th October, 2015, during the World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings in Lima, Peru, the World Bank Group and UN-Habitat committed to their shared vision of sustainable urban development, and called upon national governments, local authorities, and […]

    National Campaign on Cities and Human Settlements launched in New Delhi, India

    New Delhi, 8 October 2015: On the second day of the Urban Thinkers Campus (UTC) India hosted by the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), the organizers launched the National Campaign on Cities and Human Settlements. This campaign aims to engage stakeholders all over India, such as civil society and private sector organizations, to contribute to […]

    Calls for sustainable urbanisation as the globe celebrates World Habitat Day

    New York/New Delhi/Nairobi 6 October 2015—World Habitat Day was marked on Monday with calls for sustainable urbanisation across the globe. In a message during a World Habitat Day High Level Discussion on ‘Public Spaces for All’ In New York, United Nations Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki Moon said the recent adoption of the Sustainable Development […]

    UN-Habitat and the International Road Transport Union sign MOU

    New York 6th October 2015 — On the sidelines of the historic United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, UN-Habitat and the International Road Transport Union signed a Memorandum of Understanding. “The MOU marks the beginning of a collaboration that will bring together the transport industry including bus, coach, taxi and truck operators, from […]

  • 10 Facts About Hunger In Namibia

    Last weekend Namibia lost against Argentina the last match of its Rugby World Cup adventure. But Namibia faces another challenge – one that will last long after the rugby boots have been hung up and the pitches cleared. The World Food Programme works with the Namibian government to tackle hunger in the country that, whilst famous for its rugby, also suffers from droughts and flooding – making it a struggle for people to grow and access food.  Here are ten facts about hunger in Namibia.

    Lonely And Displaced In Eastern Ukraine

    Ivan Plishenko, 70, thought he would be celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary at home with his wife, friends and family. But the conflict in eastern Ukraine has changed all his plans; he is not celebrating, does not live at home anymore and his wife was killed in a shelling over a year ago.

    10 Facts About Hunger In Bolivia

    Help us raise awareness on the effects of hunger and malnutrition in Bolivia by sharing these ten facts.

    In South Sudan, WFP Provides Lifesaving Food To People Isolated By Crisis

    WFP and its partners have just provided emergency assistance to more than 20,000 people in Koch County, a region of South Sudan's Unity State that had been inaccessible to humanitarian groups since April, when the latest round of violence broke out. Although the warring parties have signed a peace deal that many hope will resolve the nearly two-year-old conflict, access and insecurity continue to challenge humanitarian groups in many parts of the country. 

    Mauritania: Reaching Families in Need

    You travel through the countryside in southern Mauritania, heading to Kaedi – about 400 kilometres away from the capital, towards the border with Senegal. You have five to six hours to take in the world unfolding around you. The rolling hills. The dunes of sand. The brightly coloured houses dotting the desert. A camel. Not giving a ride but taking one – in the back of a jeep.  The sky. In the bluest shade you can imagine, with big, fluffy clouds gliding across it. 

  • Press Releases - Auto industry calls for a balanced real driving emissions proposal

    Brussels, 12 October 2015 - Following the 6 October meeting of the European Commission’s regulatory committee (TCMV) with the member states, the...

    News - Register now for the ‘Reducing CO2 from Road Transport Together’ event

    Registration for ACEA’s event dedicated to the heavy-duty vehicle sector is now open.

  • Timor-Leste, ADB Inaugura Estrada Ne’ebé Foin Remata Hadiak Entre Karimbala No Atabae

    Primeiru-Ministru husi Timor-Leste, Rui Maria Araujo, ofisiál sira seluk husi Governu, no reprezentante sira husi ADB hola parte iha serimónia ida ohin atu inaugura estrada ne’ebé foin hadiak entre Karimbala ho Atabae.

    Timor-Leste, ADB Mark Completion of Road Upgrade Between Karimbala and Atabae

    The Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Rui Maria de Araujo, other government officials, and ADB representatives took part in a ceremony today to mark the opening of an upgraded road linking Karimbala to Atabae.

    ADB Loan to Help Upgrade Provincial Highway Network in Sindh

    ADB has approved a loan of over $197 million to rehabilitate 328 kilometers of provincial highways and assist authorities in developing a master plan to better manage current and future road traffic in Sindh.

    ADB to Help Indonesia Establish Center of Excellence on Clean Energy

    Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) agreed today to collaborate on the establishment of the government’s Center of Excellence on Clean Energy.

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  • 7 days left: Apply now to tell your story in Paris

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    Dynamic discussions at WFC 2015 in Durban? Think CIFOR

    We’re looking forward to some great knowledge exchange with our colleagues from around the world, at the World Forestry Congress...

    A panel of experts discuss landscapes at World Water Week

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    52nd Annual Meeting of The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation

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    Who Pays and Who Benefits? – Side event at SBSTA-42

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  • Premier financement de la BEI avec le Département de l’Essonne : 85 M€ pour la rénovation et la modernisation des collèges

    Accompagner le Département de l’Essonne dans sa mission prioritaire en faveur de l’éducation et de la formation des collégiens, tel est l’objectif du contrat de financement d’un montant de 85 millions d’euros, signé ce vendredi 9 octobre 2015 à Corbeil-Essonnes par François Durovray, Président du Conseil départemental de l’Essonne et Anita Fürstenberg, Directrice du département Europe de l’ouest de la Banque européenne d’investissement (BEI). La cérémonie de signature a eu lieu au collège Cha...

    EIB sets new 35% target for climate lending in developing countries

    The European Investment Bank (EIB), the world’s largest lender for climate related projects, will increase the proportion of its lending in support of climate related investment in developing countries from 25% to 35%. Speaking at a meeting of finance Ministers and multilateral financial institutions at the IMF - World Bank annual meetings in Lima, Werner Hoyer confirmed that the European Investment Bank will increase climate lending in countries identified by the UNFCCC and the OECD as being...

    EIB and World Bank join forces with new agreement to support Ukraine

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) and World Bank (WB) today signed an agreement under EU guarantee that aims to facilitate the purchase of gas by Ukraine’s national gas company, NJSC Naftogaz. The agreement was signed today by EIB President Werner Hoyer and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim. The EIB will guarantee up to USD 520 million of selected World Bank loans in Ukraine, which will enable the World Bank to guarantee letter of credit facilities for gas purchases by Naftogaz. Today'...

    EIB invites offers to sell back DKK 2% 2026 bond

    “The European Investment Bank (EIB) announces today an invitation to the holders of DK0030033881 EIB 2% 2026 (the “Bonds”) to submit offers (the “Offers” and each an “Offer”) to sell back the Bonds in whole or in part for cash.  The terms of the Offer is DKK 10yr midswaps vs 6 months + 0.04%, with settlement date the 16.10.2015. At pricing the DKK 10yr midswaps will be defined as EUR 10yr midswaps plus the 10yr EUR/DKK midswap spread. Holders of the Bonds whose Offers will be accepted will al...

    EIB announces results of DKK 2% 2026 sell back offer

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) today announces the results of the invitation to the holders of DK0030033881 EIB 2% 2026 (the “Bonds”) to submit offers (the “Offers” and each an “Offer”) to sell back the Bonds in whole or in part for cash. The Offer terminated at 11:45am CET, today 09.10.2015.  As a result of the Offer, the EIB has accepted to purchase a total notional amount of DKK 2,775,846,000 at DKK midswaps vs 6 months + 0.04%, equivalent to a price of 106.220%. The offer will settle ...

  • Cities and Local Governments Day

    Paris, France

    People´s Climate March

    Paris, France

    City Climate Leadership Award Ceremony

    Paris, France

    UCLG World Council (exact dates tbd)

    Paris, France

    CEMR Annual Meeting (exact date tbd)

    Paris, France

  • IDB and Scholas signed a cooperation agreement to support innovative educational programs for vulnerable youth

    IDB and Scholas, an educational non-profit organization led by Pope Francis, signed an agreement to support innovative education for youth.

    IDB aims to double financing for climate change

    The Inter-American Development Bank today announced the goal of doubling the volume of its climate-related financing by 2020.

    Finance Ministers from the Americas and the Caribbean discuss challenges amid global slowdown

    Regional Finance Ministers Meeting in Lima, Peru.

    The technological revolution and its impact on the economy of Latin America and the Caribbean

    IDBs Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean analyzes impact of technological change on integration and trade

    International development banker James P. Scriven appointed IIC General Manager

    IIC has appointed international development banker James P. Scriven as its new General Manager.

  • Water-Energy-Food Security in the Context of Mining


    Water, energy and food (WEF) security are critical to human well-being and include aspects of supply, demand and access to these three necessary components.

    Large-scale development efforts such as mining, agriculture or industrial development affect people’s WEF security in positive and negative ways. These developments often improve infrastructure, employment opportunities and food production and can provide significant opportunities to improve WEF. However, there are often negative, often unintended, consequences of such development, such as water quality, energy pricing and inequitable opportunities, and these must be addressed for long-term sustainability.

    This is why IISD has been focusing on integrating water-energy-food security in resource management and development decisions.

    The case for exploring mining in Suriname

    With the growing importance of mining as a major driver in economic development, there is increasing...

    Taking Stock: A brief analysis of the UN Sustainable Development Summit

    As world leaders gathered from 25 to 27 September 2015 at the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda in New York, eyes were firmly set on the challenge that lies ahead—implementation. This is IISD Reporting Services' recap and analysis of the historic summit. 

    How We Do Things at IISD-ELA: Collecting a fish muscle biopsy

    How We Do Things at IISD-ELA is a series of videos that highlight research conducted by scientists at the IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA), a unique freshwater science research facility in northwest Ontario, Canada.

    Ever since the incidence of mercury toxicity in Minamata, Japan, high levels of mercury in fish has been a topic of global concern. Mercury gets into lakes either from the atmosphere or from point sources of pollution, and from there it accumulates in the organisms that live in the lake. Through a process called biomagnification, animals at the top of the aquatic food web, including fish, accumulate the most mercury. If these concentrations are high enough, the fish can be unsafe for people to eat.

    By examining mercury accumulation in fish at IISD-Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA), we can help scientists and governments better understand how this process works, and how long it takes for mercury levels to decrease after pollution stops. The lakes at...

    Dr. Hank Venema to Lead Development of Prairie Climate Centre

    Dr. Henry David (Hank) Venema has been appointed Director of Planning for the newly launched Prairie Climate Centre. He will actively contribute to the launch and implementation of the Centre, building on the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s (IISD) substantive knowledge related to climate change adaptation, the green economy, and sustainable development on the Canadian Prairies.

    From 2004 to 2013, Dr. Venema led IISD’s research on water and agricultural issues in pioneering the application of natural capital principles to water management challenges in Western Canada. He has served as IISD's Chief Scientist since 2014.

    The Prairie Climate Centre is a collaborative initiative of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, the University of Winnipeg, and other current and future partners that aims to enable governments, businesses and community members in Manitoba and across the Prairies to identify and implement the actions that...

    Chapter: Trade and Sustainable Development from <em>Redesigning Canadian Trade Policies for New Global Realities</em>

    Sustainable development is one of the most difficult policy challenges of our time. It is also closely linked to the global trading system. In this chapter from IRPP's Redesigning Canadian Trade Policies for New Global Realities, IISD President Scott Vaughan describes how environmental concerns have become part of international trade policy over the past two decades, and discusses some of the implications for Canada.

  • IRENA Helps Countries Move from Targets to Implementation

    Solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind power have been the fastest growing form of power generation from 2010-2014. Their share is expected to increase from 3 per cent of annual generation production in 2014 to around 20 per cent by 2030. In the utilities industry, where investment times are thought of in decades rather than years, … Continue reading IRENA Helps Countries Move from Targets to Implementation

    Africa Renewable Energy Projects Making a Difference

    IRENA’s newly released report Africa 2030 provides a comprehensive roadmap for the continent’s energy transition, and illuminates a viable path to prosperity through renewable energy development. The report finds that Africa could feasibly generate 22% of its energy needs through the use of indigenous, clean, renewable energy by 2030. This is more than quadruple the 5% in place … Continue reading Africa Renewable Energy Projects Making a Difference

    “RE-energizing Africa” With Renewables – SAIREC 2015

    Energy is a vital concern across Africa. The continent’s total electricity consumption increased 650% between 1971 and 2013, from 80 TWh to 600 TWh, and this growth is expected to continue. Over the next 25 years, electricity demand will triple in Southern Africa and quadruple in Eastern Africa. Beyond the growth expected in the existing energy … Continue reading “RE-energizing Africa” With Renewables – SAIREC 2015

    Sustainable Energy for All and SDG 7 in Focus

    World leaders gathered last weekend at the United Nations General Assembly and formally adopted new development goals as successors to the Millennium Development Goals – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These 17 ambitious global goals will set the course for the world’s development over the next 15 years. They broadly cover poverty, health, gender equality, … Continue reading Sustainable Energy for All and SDG 7 in Focus

    A Look at IRENA’s Geothermal Initiative in the Andes

    Geothermal energy is an abundant resource in the Andean region that has enormous potential to provide low-cost clean energy, though it remains largely untapped. The total geothermal resource capacity of the region is approximately 12 gigawatts, which equals the total installed global geothermal capacity in 2014. Despite such considerable and unique geothermal energy potential, no … Continue reading A Look at IRENA’s Geothermal Initiative in the Andes

  • Press release: Singapore joins trial of ITU key performance indicators for smart sustainable cities

    Trial of indicators to assist development of global smart sustainable city index Budapest, 13 October 2015 – Singapore has joined a two-year pilot project to evaluate the feasibility of ITU’s key performance indicators for smart sustainable cities. The pilot project will contribute...

    Press release: ITU Telecom World 2015 opens for business

    Focus for event will be on supporting ICT SMEs & start-ups to accelerate innovation Budapest, 12 October 2015 – Doors opened today in Budapest for ITU Telecom World 2015, the global ICT innovation event for SMEs, corporates and governments. The event kicked...

    Press release: ITU and MEF to cooperate on standards that advance on-demand connectivity services

    Standards to support growth of digital economy in hyper-connected world Budapest, 12 October 2015 – ITU and MEF concluded an agreement to advance the worldwide development and deployment of emerging connectivity services – designed to be agile, assured, and orchestrated – in addition to standardized...

    Preparing for the Data Deluge: Jules Verne’s Corner at ITU Kaleidoscope 2015

    Jules Verne’s Corner at this year’s Kaleidoscope academic conference will ask futurists to forecast the future of data, exploring the new frontiers becoming within reach thanks to advances in data collection and analysis. Kaleidoscope’s Jules Verne Corner is a space...

    Communiqué: ITU symposium and workshop promote efficient use of spectrum and satellite orbit resources

    Experts meet in Viet Nam to focus on Asia and the Pacific Geneva, 2 October 2015 – The ITU International Satellite Symposium 2015 and Workshop on the “Efficient Use of the Spectrum/Orbit Resource” took place in Da Nang City, Viet Nam from 29...

  • California Poised to Set Strictest Antibiotics Standards for Livestock Use in the Nation

    SACRAMENTO (October 9, 2015) – By the end of the weekend, California Governor Jerry Brown  will announce his decision on legislation by Sen. Jerry Hill that sets the strictest limits in the U.S. on the misuse and overuse of antibiotics in meat production. The bill will help protect the efficacy of antibiotics needed for human use. Antibiotics are a cornerstone of modern medicine.

    Clean Water Rule Decision Delays Enforcement but Reinforces Need for Protections

    WASHINGTON (October 9, 2015) – A federal court decision handed down today temporarily delays enforcement of the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Clean Water Rule, which guarantees pollution protections for tens of millions of acres of wetlands and thousands of streams all across the United States. The stay issued by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals is a preliminary ruling and will be followed by much more thorough review in later proceedings over the rules.  

    NRDC: Exporting U.S. Crude Oil Would Boost Climate Pollution and Risks to Communities

    WASHINGTON (October 9, 2015) –The following is a statement by Franz Matzner, director of the Beyond Oil Initiative at the Natural Resources Defense Council, on a pending House bill—which faces a presidential veto—to remove the four-decade-old prohibition on U.S. exports of crude oil: “Lifting the oil export ban is a giveaway to the oil industry that would undermine the progress our country is making to use more clean energy and fight climate change. It means more climate pollution, and more risk of pipeline blowouts, exploding oil trains and contamination of our precious aquifers. It’s time to reject Big Oil’s attempt to lock in dirty fuels of the past, and accelerate the transition to clean energy for tomorrow.”

    NRDC: Missouri Attorney General "Putting Pollution Before People" By Joining Anti-Clean Power Plan Lawsuit

    CHICAGO (October 9, 2015) — Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced he will oppose the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan today by joining a lawsuit challenging it in federal court. The historic carbon pollution protections, ordered by a conservative Supreme Court, have already beaten six legal challenges.

    Michigan Governor Recommends Flint Reconnect to Detroit Water To End Lead Contamination Crisis

    CHICAGO – In the wake of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s recommendation that the City of Flint reconnect to the Detroit water system to stem its lead-contamination woes, leaders from the ACLU of Michigan and the Natural Resources Defense Council today urged federal, state, and local governments to take additional steps to not only solve the current problem in Flint but to prevent future crises.

  • Corporate WASH pledge helps 1.6 million people gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene

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    Sustainable Procurement Guide

    Informed procurement choices can support the sustainable management of forests, help protect workers’ health and the rights of the people who depend on forests. Growing numbers of private and public sector actors are setting ambitious targets to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains. The question remains: How to implement and deliver on these commitments?

    From waste to opportunity: Over 20 companies launch new project to scale up material reuse across US facilities

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    Raising the bar for the forest products value chain

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    Land degradation neutrality: Why this should be on top of the business agenda

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  • South Africa Pledges to Peak Its Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2025

    South Africa’s newly released climate plan pledges to peak national emissions that cause climate change by 2025 and goes further than other countries on adaptation by quantifying what it will cost to adapt to climate change in light of several possible emissions scenarios. National greenhouse gas emissions will peak between 2020 and 2025, plateau for approximately a decade, and decline in absolute terms thereafter under South Africa’s plan, known as an Intended National Determined...

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    A Closer Look at Brazil’s New Climate Plan (INDC)

    This week Brazil formally submitted its climate plan, also known as its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC). The country’s INDC comes on the heels of joint climate change declarations it’s made in recent months with China, Germany and the United States, showing that the country is committed to a creating a successful international climate agreement in Paris later this year. The INDC calls for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 37 percent below 2005 levels by 2025; 43...

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    7 Big Moments from Climate Week 2015

    Even for those of us who work on climate change every day, last week was one of the most inspiring events in a long time. From the Pope’s messages to renewed business engagement to major countries throwing their support behind action, the sense of momentum was striking. With the Paris climate summit only two months away, leaders harnessed the opportunity to raise their voices and make it known that business, the public, governments, faith groups and civil society are taking climate action to...

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    Setting the Bar for Success at the Paris Climate Summit

    This December, negotiators from nearly 200 countries will convene in Paris with the aim of forging a legally-binding international climate agreement. The new pact will incorporate more ambitious national commitments to address climate change than ever before. What is the proper yardstick for measuring success in Paris? Is it whether country leaders agree to a new global pact, or does success hinge on whether country commitments will limit global warming to under 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F)?...

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    US-China Climate Change Announcement Signals New Phase for Global Action

    Nearly a year ago, the United States and China laid out their national climate action plans for the coming years. These were the first in what is now a substantial list of national climate action plans—plans that will form the basis of a new international climate agreement to be finalized in Paris later this year. Now, the world’s two biggest emitters have taken the next step by cementing their plans, jointly announcing key actions they’ll take to achieve their national goals, and clarifying...

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