COP21 Summit: Highlights and Key Takeaways

The 21st session of the Conference of Parties (the COP21 summit) began with the goal to achieve a legally binding agreement among all nations to limit global warming to below 2°C by 2100. COP21 appeared poised to attain this objective. It was attended by 147 heads of state and 40,000 other delegates from government, intergovernmental organizations, UN agencies, NGOs and civil society. The diverse nature of COP21’s participants seemed to ensure that all stakeholders would be involved in formulating and implementing the provisions of the COP21 agreement. Read More


Extreme Weather Linked to El Niño and Climate Change

From some of the worst floods ever known in Britain, to record-breaking temperatures over the Christmas holiday in the US and forest fires in Australia, tumultuous recent weather events are likely to be down to the natural phenomenon known as El Niño making the effects of man-made climate change worse, say atmospheric scientists. Read More

Iran Sets Up Growth Plan to Develop Renewable Energy

Iran has set up an aggressive growth plan to boost green energies as a key sustainability factor as part of the economic diversification goal under its sixth Development Plan, according to Frost & Sullivan. Read More

Drought-Dry, Sinking California Land Costs State Billions

A canal that delivers vital water supplies from Northern California to Southern California is sinking in places. So are stretches of a riverbed undergoing historic restoration. On farms, well casings pop up like mushrooms as the ground around them drops. Read More

Shell Canada Gives Green Technology Startups Financial Boost

Seven Canadian climate entrepreneurs will be going into 2016 with a significant financial lift from a new grant program being offered by Shell Canada in collaboration with Canadian Geographic. Read More

Sustainable Development Goals: Why Business Should Care

In September 2015, more than 190 world countries adopted the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that aim to tackle climate change, provide clean water and end poverty, among other ambitious targets, by 2030. Read More

Green Building a Smart, Socially-Responsible Way to Do Business

Developers and occupiers, who perhaps in the early days of green buildings considered themselves more progressive, may have picked the green path because "it was the right thing to do". Read More

Supply Chain Predictions for 2016

The global supply chain is ever-changing, affected by fuel prices, new technologies and world disasters. Here are some predictions for 2016. Read More

JAN 2016