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Seize the moment on climate tech: Africa Analysis

Seize the moment on climate tech: Africa Analysis | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it
Africa must make sure its grassroots innovations can benefit from a new global green technology support mechanism, argues Linda Nordling.
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Corporate Social Responsibility for Profit - Forbes

Corporate Social Responsibility for Profit - Forbes | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it
There’s an ongoing transformation in the very way companies define their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs. The messages are different, the goals are different, and, to be sure, the strategies are different.
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Powering Sustainable Energy for All

Powering Sustainable Energy for All | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it

At the World Future Energy Summit, I hope to produce quick action that can deliver real results for people and the planet. - BAN KI-MOON

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World’s largest investors issue guidelines for company action on climate change

World’s largest investors issue guidelines for company action on climate change | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it

The world’s largest investors have issued a document detailing their expectations of how companies should approach responding to climate change. The document provides a unified global investor voice on the issue for the first time, in response to concerns about the impact of climate change on their investments.

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Youth Climate Report: Interview of Tek Jung Mahat, ICIMOD

Sagar Aryal interviews Tek Jung Mahat, a researcher with International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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UN Chronicle - Sustainability Agenda in Retrospect and in Prospect

At a time when mega crises in economic activities, social life, and natural environment are becoming “the new normal” for mankind, it is only wise to search for a way out of this new normal by taking an integrated approach, revealing the essential value of sustainable development in combining economic, social, and natural considerations.

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Climate Change Irreversible by 2017, Warns IEA Report

Climate Change Irreversible by 2017, Warns IEA Report | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it
New report says the world has until 2017 to shift to sustainable energy; after that it will be too late.
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Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict: Addressing Complex Crisis Scenarios in the 21st Century

Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict: Addressing Complex Crisis Scenarios in the 21st Century | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it

The costs and consequences of climate change on our world will define the 21st century. Even if nations across our planet were to take immediate steps to rein in carbon emissions—an unlikely prospect—a warmer climate is inevitable. As the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, noted in 2007, human-created “warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice and rising global average sea level.”

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Is sustainability now the key to corporate success?

Is sustainability now the key to corporate success? | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it

Companies that adopted environmental, social and governance policies in the 1990s have outperformed those that didn't.

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Seals, birds, and alpine plants suffer under climate change

Seals, birds, and alpine plants suffer under climate change | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it
The number of species identified by scientists as vulnerable to climate change continues to rise along with Earth's temperature.
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It's time for sustainable development

It's time for sustainable development | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it

Activists, NGOs and academics want Rio+20 to put sustainable development and poverty reduction at the heart of global politics. If it doesn't deliver, they should forge ahead by another route.

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Leaked document reveals Rio+20 sustainable development goals

Leaked document reveals Rio+20 sustainable development goals | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it
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Energy is central to development

Energy is central to development | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it

Affordable renewable energy needs to be taken seriously as the crucial ingredient of sustainable development, and the Ashden Awards recognise this.

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