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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Mars Taps Benson Hill’s Crop Design Platform to Help Protect Cacao from Climate Change

Benson Hill Biosystems, a crop improvement company unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants, and Mars, Incorporated, a family-owned global pet care, confectionery and food business, have announced a strategic partnership to improve the productivity and climate resilience of the cacao tree, essential to chocolate production. Healthy, productive cacao trees benefit the millions of smallholder farmers globally who depend on the trees for their livelihood, but climate change and increasing disease pressure put production at risk. Mars has committed to sustainability throughout its operations, including sharing its expertise in science and…

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Nearly 400 investors with $32 trillion in assets step up action on climate change

The Investor Agenda launched today in San Francisco will support investors in accelerating and scaling-up the actions that are critical to tackling climate change and achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. Its launch also demonstrates the significant momentum already evident, with 392 investors with US $32 trillion in assets collectively under management, using The Investor Agenda to highlight climate action they are already taking and making new commitments1. Announced as part of PRI in Person and the Global Climate Action Summit, The Investor Agenda provides a way for investors to…

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