Nature-inspired Climate Change Solutions to Be Showcased at Inaugural Circular Economy Event

Seven international entrepreneurial teams will take the stage at GreenBiz Group’s Circularity 19 event in Minneapolis this June to find out who will win the world’s premiere biomimicry design prize. The $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize, sponsored by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, will be awarded to one of seven finalist teams in the Biomimicry Institute’s  Launchpad, an accelerator program for early-stage, nature-inspired innovations. A $25,000 second prize from an anonymous donor will also be awarded. “Awarding the Ray of Hope Prize is one of the highlights of our year,” said John A. Lanier, executive…

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Investors expect steel sector to secure its future with action on climate change

A global network of more than 250 institutional investors, representing assets worth over $30 trillion1, has set out expectations of the actions the steel sector needs to take to safeguard its future in the face of climate change. The report published today suggests that steel companies must significantly scale up investment in technologies that will enable them to decarbonise operations in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.  Produced by the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), the report – Investor Expectations of Steel Companies – is written…

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Ethical principles – an essential tool to combat climate change

The following is taken from the Unesco website and is (c) to them, but I thought it might be of use/value. Named as the biggest challenge of the 21st century by world leaders, climate change is popularly conceived of in logistical, scientific and economic terms and not ethical terms. However, following the COP23, the 195 UNESCO Member States formally adopted on 15 November 2017 the Declaration on Ethical Principles in relation to Climate Change. This Declaration speaks to the responsibility to address the challenge and reinforces ethics at the center…

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Major corporates ready to do more on climate action and call for easier access to renewable energy

Almost 100 organisations led by major corporates today signalled their willingness to do more on climate action calling on European governments to make it easier to invest and directly source renewable energy.  The group signed this declaration at the RE-Source 2018 event in Amsterdam. Corporate renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs) worth 6 GW have already been signed in Europe, representing billions of Euros of investment and thousands of jobs. Nearly 2 GW of this has been contracted in 2018 alone. Commercial and industrial on-site corporate sourcing accounted for 1.7GW in…

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Save Mankind, new horror-style PSA on climate change from BBH NY

Halloween is a time for scary monsters, and this Halloween a new horror-style PSA by creative agency BBH NY reveals the only monster that we should truly be scared of: Mother Nature. This 90-second film serves as a warning about the horrific effects of global warming if we push Mother Nature too far. In the film, Mother Nature takes the form of a sick woman in a hospital bed, made ill by mankind’s destruction of the planet. But this only fuels her rage, unleashing massive wildfires, deadly storms, and severe…

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