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The sun is reflected on a solar panel at a solar power field in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

27 Oct 2016

Dutch companies want next government to focus on shift to clean energy

By Anthony Deutsch | October 27 2016 (Reuters) Dozens of Dutch companies called on the country’s next government on Tuesday to establish an independent climate authority, environment minister and national […]

A coal-burning power station can be seen located next to a lake on the outskirts of Beijing November 22, 2011. Economic problems in Europe and elsewhere should not get in the way of a new pact to reduce global warming and slash greenhouse gas emissions, China's top climate official said on Tuesday ahead of the latest round of negotiations beginning in South Africa next week where delegates from nearly 200 countries will meet for climate talks. With global carbon emissions rising by a record amount last year, rebounding on the heels of recession, the United Nations, the International Energy Agency and others say global pledges to curb emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases are not enough to prevent the planet heating up beyond 2 degrees Celsius.Credit: REUTERS

25 Oct 2016

Company climate change plans too weak to meet Paris goals-survey

By Alister Doyle | October 25 2016 (Reuters) Plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by big companies represent only a quarter of the amounts needed to limit global warming under targets […]

An aerial view shows rice plants in the shape of the map of China in a paddy field in Zhonghong village, on the outskirts of Shanghai, China, October 13, 2015. Picture taken October 13, 2015. REUTERS/China Daily

24 Oct 2016

China to encourage banks to help fund rural pollution fight – official

By David Ingram | October 24 2016 (Reuters) China will encourage banks to play a bigger role in providing the financing required to tackle mounting environmental problems in rural regions, a […]

Clothes and sewing machines are seen in the Tazreen Fashions garment factory, where 112 workers died in a fire, in Savar. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

21 Oct 2016

Style that’s sustainable: A new fast-fashion formula

Nathalie Remy and Steven Swartz | October 21 2016 (McKinsey&Company) Stylish, affordable clothing has been a hit with shoppers. Now companies are trying to reduce its social and environmental costs. The early 21st century […]

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21 Oct 2016

Small farmers can overcome climate change and feed the world – Zimbabwe farmer

By Alex Whiting | October 21 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Like many small-scale farmers, Elizabeth Mpofu from drought-hit Zimbabwe has had to adapt her homestead to cope with a changing climate, […]

A general view of one of the electricity-generating turbines at the Olkaria Geothermal power plant, near Naivasha west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, October 10, 2014. REUTERS/Noor Khamis (KENYA - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS) - RTR49PWY

20 Oct 2016

Greener infrastructure said key to Paris climate deal – study

By Alister Doyle | October 20 2016 (Reuters) Global spending on infrastructure will total $90 trillion in the next 15 years and is the key to greener economic growth after […]

Fifty-cent euro coins are displayed at Belgium's Royal Mint in Brussels December 8, 2011. European Union leaders will discuss proposals for tighter euro zone integration on December 8-9, with the aim of bringing deficits and debt much more strictly into check, a move that may give the European Central Bank room to step up purchases of sovereign bonds and reassure financial markets.Credit: REUTERS

20 Oct 2016

Climate fund to push decentralised renewables into Africa’s mainstream

By William Brent, Power for All | October 20 2016 An industry knows it has gone mainstream when the most risk-averse money – institutional investors such as pension funds, insurance companies, banks, […]

People walk on a crosswalk in Tokyo

20 Oct 2016

Adapting to climate change is good business

By Charlotte Rye, Overseas Development Institute | October 20 2016 “Sustainable development – these are two words that the existence of all (the) human race depends on. It (climate change) is […]

A harvester unloads corn to a cargo truck at a farm in Gaocheng, Hebei province, China, September 30, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

20 Oct 2016

Canadian carbon price worries farmers, fertilizer makers

By Rod Nickel and Alastair Sharp | October 20 2016 Canada’s plan to price carbon emissions may weaken the farm sector in one of the biggest grain-shipping countries, raising farmers’ […]

A worker displays a handful of rice at a market in Hefei, Anhui province November 27, 2009.  China, the world's largest rice producer and consumer, has approved a locally-developed strain of genetically-modified rice, paving the way for large-scale production in 2 to 3 years, Chinese scientists said on Friday. REUTERS/Jianan Yu (CHINA BUSINESS FOOD SCI TECH) - RTXR6PZ

18 Oct 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: This Organization Went To Market

By Corinne Fleischer, Director of Supply Chain, World Food Programme | October 17 2016 Syria, Yemen or Haiti: humanitarian crises, natural or man-made, protracted or punctual, keep tugging at humanity’s conscience […]

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