Environment

US briefing: ‘Cities need business allies in fight against climate change’

Terry Slavin, (Jun 26, 2017)

Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed says companies like Coca-Cola, UPS, and Delta Airlines have been staunch backers in his battle to improve transport and cut CO2 emissions. But it hasn’t all been plain sailing

US briefing: Resilience is new green in NYC

April Streeter, (Jun 23, 2017)

New York's mayor has told city agencies to build with climate change in mind while private developers are pushing the envelope on passive design

US briefing: Keeping moving in Seattle

April Streeter, (Jun 23, 2017)

With Trump slashing funding for public transport, cities are looking to companies for help in addressing crippling congestion

#WeAreStillIn: 'America will meet the Paris Agreement despite Trump'

Diana Rojas, (Jun 5, 2017)

Nine state governors, 125 mayors and and 903 companies have vowed to honour US promises to cut CO2 emissions. As Diana Rojas reports, they see that green growth is good for business

Unlocking the trillions for poor countries

Claire Manuel, (May 24, 2017)

Innovative climate finance mechanisms are trying to lure private-sector investment into the developing world

Vancouver goes for green growth

April Streeter, (May 24, 2017)

The west coast Canadian city has signed up 200 local businesses to help it deliver its ambitious climate goals, reports April Streeter

Spotlight falls on energy storage

Angeli Mehta, (May 24, 2017)

Attention is turning to storage technologies amid fears that lack of grid capacity could stop the UK’s clean energy revolution in its tracks

Biomass a burning question for climate

Mark Hillsdon, (May 24, 2017)

Debate over the sustainability of bioenergy has flared up again on both sides of the Atlantic, with some saying it is worse for the climate than coal. Mark Hillsdon weighs the arguments

'We need to move faster on renewables'

Terry Slavin, (May 24, 2017)

Rapid uptake of clean technologies across the globe will be necessary to avoid catastrophic climate change, according to #Mission2020. In this briefing we look at three big barriers that will need to be overcome

Shenzhen: China’s pearl of carbon finance

Angeli Mehta, (May 24, 2017)

The city of 15 million has slashed CO2 emissions and carbon intensity through a city-wide cap and trade scheme. Angeli Mehta reports

Cape Town asks business to help pull it back from brink

Claire Manuel, (May 24, 2017)

The South African city has turned to the private sector for help with critical problems such as water shortages and congestion. Claire Manuel reports

Mexico City places bets on green bonds

Diana Rojas, (May 24, 2017)

The city of 21 million people is tapping into climate finance through the C40 to get its 21 million people moving again, reports Diana Rojas

Why mayors must lead on climate change

Terry Slavin, (May 24, 2017)

The battle against global warming will be either won or lost in cities. To introduce our briefing on cities and climate change we look at why they will have to collaborate with the private sector to meet steep cuts in emissions

Smurfit Kappa's zero-waste alchemist

Terry Slavin, (Apr 27, 2017)

As manager of one of Europe’s largest recycled paper mills, Jo Cox is turning his nearly zero waste Netherlands facility into the linchpin of a bio-based industrial economy

Toyota and Jaguar show zero-waste metal

Maxine Perella, (Apr 27, 2017)

Leading carmakers are mining scrap vehicles for valuable raw materials to reuse in new cars

Timberland aims to scale plastic waste fabric

Maxine Perella, (Apr 27, 2017)

The US outerwear giant wants to use Timberland X Thread, made from Haiti rubbish, in all products that use recycled PET

It takes a city to close the waste loop

Maxine Perella, (Apr 27, 2017)

Municipalities from Amsterdam to Peterborough are mapping out how firms can work together to share resources

Who's moving the dial in circular economy?

Maxine Perella, (Apr 27, 2017)

With a proliferation of standards, metrics and tools to help firms join the zero-waste revolution, we look at those that are doing most to close the loop

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