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Providing funding to poorer nations to undertake climate action is not only a moral and legal responsibility for developed countries, but also a strategic investment in a cleaner and more resilient world. Such support pays dividends by reducing the severity and costs of climate impacts for people, including extreme weather, ecosystem loss and societal instability
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Want more great analysis of electric and sustainable transport? Sign up for Transport Weekly, our free email newsletter. While electric vehicles hold big promise in 2021, another aspect of decarbonizing transportation could get major support this year: reducing car driving. Cutting down on car trips isn’t about guilt-tripping folks into abandoning cars. Many of us
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GEORGES GOBET | AFP | Getty Images Ford is investing $1 billion in an electric vehicle production facility in Cologne, Germany, with the European arm of the automotive giant committing to go “all-in” on electric vehicles in the years ahead. In plans announced Wednesday morning, Ford said its entire passenger vehicle range in Europe would
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When you’re one of the world’s richest people, it’s hard not to make a global impact. Fortunately for the climate cause, Bill Gates for the last half-decade has invested considerably toward innovations to push the planet toward net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. “Getting to zero is one of the most difficult challenges people have
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Skyline of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. Simon Dawson | Bloomberg | Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia, in a bold and unexpected move, announced late Monday that by 2024 its government would cease doing business with any international companies whose regional headquarters were not based within the kingdom.   The news has investors,
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Here are the companies making headlines on Tuesday: MicroStrategy — The enterprise software company’s shares fell more than 5% Tuesday after the announcement to purchase more bitcoin. MicroStrategy said it plans to offer $600 million of senior convertible notes and use the net proceeds to buy bitcoin,. The move would mark the second time the company has made a
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Last year at this time, I wrote a piece with the exact same headline as this one. This time, I have some interesting new data and the beginnings of a framework to fill in the gaps. I’ve also got a sneak peek for you, from my presentation last week at GreenBiz 21. We’ll be publishing
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Want more great analysis of the circular economy? Sign up for Circularity Weekly, our free email newsletter. I know, it’s not the most popular of subjects. But on the heels of last week’s GreenBiz 21 conference, the annual gathering of corporate sustainability professionals, I can’t help but address the elephant in the room. (Or as
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The unit is housed inside a converted shipping container. RICE, Energy Safety Research Institute, Swansea University A subsidiary of multinational building materials firm HeidelbergCement is working with researchers from Swansea University to install and operate a green hydrogen demonstration unit at a site in the U.K. The collaboration represents another example of how firms involved
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Sanda Ojiambo thinks businesses can thrive while upholding values that are becoming increasingly important to consumers and stakeholders. And as CEO and executive director of the United Nations Global Compact, she is at the helm of a movement navigating that intersection of business growth and honoring social justice movements.  During GreenBiz 21 last week, Ojiambo
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This article originally appeared in the State of Green Business 2021. You can download the entire report here. Corporate community investment historically has been the realm of philanthropy and volunteerism departments, but there are a growing number of examples where direct investment by businesses benefits operations as well as the communities in which they serve.
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The world’s biggest carbon-emitting nations are falling well short of peers in efforts to tackle a “global climate emergency,” according to new research. The Green Future Index, released late last month by MIT Technology Review, measures and ranks 76 nations and territories on their progress toward building a low carbon future. It showed China and
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