FTSE Russell reports 6% of global equity market, roughly $4 trillion, comes from clean energy and environmental service sector
UN chief says national leaders have urgent responsibility to ‘craft policies’ that will protect future generations
New poll finds the majority US citizens believe climate change will be a big problem for US and 35% want to see ‘a great deal’ of action from the government.
Former US President hits out at Republican plans aimed at protecting coal industry, saying environmental and economic advantages of clean tech sector make it vital part of USA’s future
Yvo de Boer says mechanisms to cut emissions in the developing world and from industry should take precedence over creating binding targets for governments.
Farmers concerned about this year’s harvest have called on the Obama administration to suspend the ethanol quota while a report by Deloitte finds 90% of businesses are unprepared for the green economy.
Consultancy firm says summit’s political inaction highlights how private sector now leads governments on sustainable development, not the other way as at Rio ‘92
The UK business lobby group the CBI, has said climate change action and the green economy can go hand in hand with economic growth but governments need to play their part.
While proposals in the final text were weak, some important ones didn’t even make it into the document. RTCC looks at five ideas for climate change action that didn’t make the grade.
Norine Kennedy of the USCIB, a veteran of the original Earth Summit says the private sector is ready to step up in Rio.
As Microsoft imposes an in-house carbon price on itself and Coca-Cola tops the sustainability charts, is climate change action now an integrated part of everyday operations or merely good PR?