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A street lamp is seen in front of the Datong second coal-fired power plant at night on the outskirts of Datong, Shanxi province, in this November 20, 2009 file photo. A new plan to curb global warming risks becoming a battleground between rich and poor nations and could struggle to get off the ground as negotiators battle over the fate of the ailing Kyoto climate pact. To match Analysis CLIMATE-DEAL.Credit: REUTERS

20 Nov 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Views on the U.S.- China climate announcment

20 November 2014 There have been a variety of views on the recent announcement of collaboration by the U.S. and China to cap GHG emissions.  Even last night, Secretary-General Ban […]

PlanetEarthFinger_640. Pawel Kopczywski/Reuters

17 Nov 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A congress convenes for the planet

Every 10 years, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) convenes a global congress of leaders.  These are politicians, heads of NGOs, conservationists, human-rights activists, bankers, lawyers and c-level […]

Energy saving light bulb is illuminated within a lamp shade in an office in London. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

14 Nov 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: How the US can save billions by reducing electricity use

Published in partnership with the   By Rebecca Gasper | 12 Novmeber 2014 A new WRI study finds that there are many “win-win” opportunities for the United States to reduce […]

Many snacks and fast food contain palm oil; Credit ZSL

11 Nov 2014

Release: ZSL launches new online tool to transform palm oil industry

Press Release | 11 November 2014 ZSL launches new online tool to transform palm oil industry Resource will enable financial institutions to assess the transparency of oil palm growers The […]

Activists stand on a banner of a giant 1 trillion dollar bill representing the amount in taxpayer dollars spent yearly by governments on fossil fuel subsidies, in Los Cabos June 18, 2012. Global campaigning organizations Organization Avaaz and 350.org unfurled a banner calling on G20 leaders to deliver a new plan to save the planet by shifting nearly $1 trillion spent each year on fossil subsidies to renewable energy and sustainable development, according to a news release.Credit: REUTERS

11 Nov 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: G20 and greening global finance

By Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) | 11 November 2014 This year’s G20 annual meeting, which will take place in Brisbane, […]

A farmer harvests wheat on Miet Radie farm at El-Kalubia governorate, about 60 km (37 miles) northeast of Cairo May 8, 2012. Credit: REUTERS

9 Nov 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: How the middle east can help feed the world

By M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General of Bioversity International, and Marie Haga,  Executive Director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust | 10 November 2014 It was in the Middle East, […]

The BHP Billiton Mt Whaleback iron ore mine, in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia, is seen in this file aerial handout photograph obtained on February 10, 2010. Mining and petroleum company BHP Billiton is set to report a rise in quarterly output from its petroleum division after producing more gas in the United States in response to higher prices. BHP will release March quarter production data on April 17, 2013.Credit: REUTERS

5 Nov 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Business, conservation must find common ground

Janos Pasztor, Acting Executive Director, Conservation at WWF International | 5 November 2014 WWF released the 2014 edition of the Living Planet Report a few weeks back, and the news […]

Pedestrians are reflected on a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo March 5, 2013. The Nikkei average ended at a new 4-1/2 year high on Tuesday as confirmation hearings for Bank of Japan leadership nominees buoyed sentiment, but gains were trimmed in late trade on profit-taking in recent gainers like financials and exporters. The Nikkei gained 0.3 percent to 11,683.45, its highest closing level since September 2008. At one point, it rose as high as 11,779.42, also its highest level since September 2008.Credit: REUTERS

4 Nov 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Investing in equality, the potential of boardroom diversity

By Debra Walton, Chief Content Officer, Thomson Reuters | 4 November 2014 Thomson Reuters recently hosted a panel presented by the Women’s Bond Club called “Trading on Diversity: New Investment […]

Land cleared for a palm oil plantation is seen in Malen chiefdom in Pujehun district in southern Sierra Leone on October 27, 2011. REUTERS/Simon Akam

4 Nov 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: How did palm oil become such a problem?

How did palm oil become such a problem — and what can we do about it?  Production of this ubiquitous ingredient is devastating for the environment. Solutions are complex, but […]

A man views solar panels on a roof at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, June 18, 2007. Google announced today that they have switched on a solar panel installation at its headquarters which will help reduce the company's carbon footprint. REUTERS/Kimberly White (UNITED STATES) - RTR1QXIU

3 Nov 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: How the U.S. can produce cleaner energy & economic benefits

Published in partnership with       By Kristin Meek | 3 November  2014 A new WRI study finds that there are many “win-win” opportunities for the United States to […]

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