Environment

Can 'anti-Trump' Trudeau unify Canada behind his bold plan to price carbon?

Diana Rojas, (Sep 19, 2017)

Canada's world-leading single framework to price carbon takes effect next year, after strenuous efforts to win agreement from most provinces. But he faces huge challenges ahead

Opinion: ‘We can't fight climate change if we don't have a true picture of emissions’

Gary Davis and Dr Richard Tipper, (Sep 7, 2017)

Gary Davis and Dr Richard Tipper of Ecometrica argue that outdated inventory-based systems have to be replaced with direct accounting methods if we are to meet the Paris Agreement

How France is stealing a march on sustainability

Terry Slavin, (Aug 17, 2017)

This month's magazine reports on the state of sustainable business in France, looking at how the country is taking leadership on issues from climate to human rights, and how the new Macron government looks set to lift that ambition even further

France briefing: Investing in the future of the planet

Stuart Buckman, (Aug 17, 2017)

The Livelihoods Carbon Fund is a private sector initiative led by Danone that uses carbon finance to restore ecosystems and improve the lot of smallholder farmers

France briefing: Danone calls for nutrition revolution to fix 'broken' food system

Terry Slavin and Stuart Buckman, (Aug 16, 2017)

Emmanuel Faber says the French dairy giant’s One Planet, One Health campaign will disrupt the FMCG business model by recognising food as a human right. Terry Slavin and Stuart Buckman report

France briefing: France steps up war on plastic waste

Stuart Buckman, (Aug 16, 2017)

Industry is awaiting details on how Nicolas Hulot’s announcement that 100% of plastics will be recycled will be put into action

France briefing: Can Macron add green to the tricolour?

Stuart Buckman, (Aug 16, 2017)

The appointment of 'France’s David Attenborough' Nicolas Hulot as environment minister has turned the Elysee’s ambitions to assume global leadership on climate change up a notch. We look at whether promises to go carbon-neutral by 2050 and ban fossil fuel cars will be fulfilled

We have to look beyond electric cars if we want sustainable cities fit for the future

Peter White, (Aug 1, 2017)

The WBCSD's Peter White argues that cities need to be strategic and take a holistic public-private approach to tackling air pollution and rising greenhouse gas emissions

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

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