Tag: Environment

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Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability

Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, university’s first new school in 70 years, will accelerate solutions to global climate crisis

By Amy Adams and Anneke Cole Stanford’s first new school in 70 years will launch this fall as the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, recognizing a $1.1 billion gift from John and Ann Doerr, the largest in the university’s history. The commitment, together with gifts from other generous donors, will extend the university’s scholarship and…
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Singapore and Indonesia Carbon Trading Deal

Singapore and Indonesia Carbon Trading Deal

Singapore and Indonesia have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding climate change and carbon credits.  Currently, Singapore is the center of commodity trading in Asia. Indonesia is among the biggest carbon credit suppliers in the region. It is also home to one of the earth’s biggest rainforests.  The agreement between the two countries…
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Financing Nature

Financing Nature

Closing the Global Biodiversity Financing Gap Foreword and Executive Summary The world is in the midst of one of the most dramatic extinction episodes in history. The signs of biodiversity loss are everywhere. Tropical forests, our greatest stores of biodiversity and carbon, are in retreat. Coastal wetlands, vital to migratory birds and fisheries and also…
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Greenwashing under the microscope

The for sustainability claims are based on three principles: claims must be current and factually correct, they must be concretely substantiated and that substantiation must be understandable and imitable. In the guideline, the AFM explains the three principles in detail and provides examples of good and bad behavior. Those examples should help organizations report as…
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Why Suriname’s Carbon Finance Program Could Change The World

Ken Silverstein Mr. October is on deck. Marciano Dasai, Suriname’s minister of spatial planning and environment, spoke at Climate Week in New York and is pitching 4.8 million carbon offsets to the real heavy hitters — the rich nations responsible for most of the globe’s CO2 emissions. It’s the World Series of carbon finance — a potential…
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Rethinking Integrity in the Voluntary Carbon Market

From Crisis to Confidence by Eftimiya Salo The Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) has been recognized as a powerful tool for climate change mitigation by supporting corporate climate targets in addition to deep emission cuts aligned with a 1.5-degree trajectory. However, with great power comes significant responsibility, and unfortunately, the current state of the VCM falls…
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Environment at a Glance in Latin America and the Caribbean

Spotlight on Climate Change Environment at a Glance in Latin America and the Caribbean: Spotlight on climate change presents the progress made by countries in the region in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality and protecting natural habitats. It describes the level of exposure to climate-related hazards and some of the main policy instruments used…
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Start-ups and big names

“The investment will be used for four parts,” says Jacob Ruiter, CEO of EIT InnoEnergy Benelux. “We are going to invest more in our current portfolio of companies and want to attract new companies. In doing so, we use the capital to set up new companies in promising markets. Our fourth goal is related to…
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A Finnish company succeeded where many others failed: reducing plastic pollution in Asian waters

Finland-based Riverrecycle Oy has developed a method to tackle the plastic litter that is plaguing the oceans. Together with its partners, the company has collected one million kilos of litter from rivers in developing countries in just a few years. JENNI FRILANDER A Finnish start-up has succeeded where many others have not: in removing plastic…
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Carbon credit market confidence ebbs as big names retreat

By Susanna Twidale and Sarah Mcfarlane LONDON, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Voluntary carbon markets have shrunk for the first time in at least seven years, as companies including food giant Nestle and fashion house Gucci reduced buying and studies found several forest protection projects did not deliver promised emissions savings. Preserving forests is crucial to meeting international goals…
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