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Monarch butterflies fly at the El Rosario butterfly sanctuary on a mountain in the Mexican state of Michoacan November 27, 2013. Monarch butterflies have started arriving at a butterfly sanctuary in the central Mexican state of Michoacan - an annual spectacle that draws tourists, scientists and locals alike, but not in the arrival numbers expected. Biologist Felipe Martinez, Sub-Director of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, said the arrival has been delayed due to several cold fronts hitting Mexico and continued rain storms. In 2000, Mexico established a 56,000 hectare reserve for the butterflies in Michoacan and part of the State of Mexico, containing some 6.7 million trees. Picture taken November 27, 2013. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

27 Jun 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Diplomacy through Variety of Life!

By Balakrishna Pisupati | Chief, Biodiversity, MEAs and Synergies, United Nations Environment Programme | 27 June 2016 Can the variety of life around us, our biological diversity, deliver on better […]

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) speaks during the Climate Summit at United Nations headquarters in New York, in this September 23, 2014, file photo. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files

22 Jun 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Making Global Goals Local Business

22 June 2016 This week, leaders from across the globe meet in New York for the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit to discuss the future of our Planet. We spoke […]

The sun is about to come up over the South Pacific Ocean in this colorful scene photographed by one of the Expedition 35 crew members aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station between 4 and 5 a.m. local time on May 5, 2013 and released on May 9, 2013. The space station was at a point above Earth located at 27.4 degrees south latitude and 110.1 degrees west longitude, a few hundred miles east of Easter Island.  NASA/Handout via Reuters

9 Jun 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Populism and Nationalism – What Does It Mean For The Climate Agenda?

By Georg Kell, Vice Chairman, Arabesque Partners, & Founding Executive Director, UN Global Compact | 9 June 2016 A wave of populism and nationalism is currently re-shaping political landscapes on […]

Francisco da Silva Vale, 61, cleans solar panels which power ice machines at Vila Nova do Amana community in the Sustainable Development Reserve, in Amazonas state, Brazil, September 22, 2015. Three solar-powered machines, are producing about ninety kilos of ice per day, in a region with poor access to electric energy, which used to be produced only with diesel oil, in the Amazon rain forest. The Gelo Solar (Solar Ice) project, developed by the Mamiraua Institute for Sustainable Development and the Sao Paulo University (USP), aims to improve the life quality of the residents of the communities allowing them to preserve their fish and fruits productions which are their main economic resources. The Mamiraua Institute is also using solar energy to supply the community's homes with water and light up a soccer field. Picture taken September 22. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly - RTS3BNH

6 Jun 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Impact investing growing in Latin America

By Miguel Ferreyra de Bone – Acrux Partners Ltd. | 6 June 2016 Latin America has experienced an evolution in the responsible and impact investing environment. Governments, companies and individuals […]

Windmills are reflected in a car mirror at a wind farm in Palm Springs, California, February 9, 2011. California aims to slow climate change by putting a price on carbon -- a low, low starting price. The program is the last, keystone step in a controversial half-decade push to green the state's business for the good of the planet and the economy. Picture taken February 9, 2011. To match Special Report CARBON-CALIFORNIA/   REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

2 Jun 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Climate Change – Good, Bad or an opportunity for business?

2 June 2016 “Climate change is bad for business, but taking action on climate change is good for business.” Thomson Reuters Sustainability caught up with Michael Green, Executive Director of the Climate Action […]

A child who was diagnosed with having excessive lead in his blood receives medical treatment at a hospital in Chenzhou, Hunan province, March 21, 2010. The number of patients affected by lead poisoning rose to 29 till March 21 in Chenzhou City of central China's Hunan Province, Xinhua News Agency reported. Picture taken March 21, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Zhao (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH POLITICS) - RTR2BYEY

1 Jun 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Poisoning the Earth and Our Health

By Nestor Batio Bassiere, Minister of Environment for Burkina Faso | 27 May 2016 Why the world must find an antidote to the deadly menace of lead acid batteries — […]

A mother and son from the native Indian tribe Kemha Yatsepo draw drinking water from a well at their settlement in Chaco Paraguayo, 244 km (152 miles) north of Asuncion, October 2, 2012. The UN's World Food Programme is helping Paraguay's government to distribute some 1,800 kg of food aid to help 10,000 families affected by flooding last April, according to their Paraguayan office.Credit: REUTERS

28 May 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Nutrition and Sustainability

Mr. Sunny Verghese is CEO of Olam International, a global agribusiness, and earlier this year, he was the only private sector invitee to speak at the UN’s High Level Thematic […]

Tim Change, from the Bradenton Beach Public Works Dept., inspects beach erosion as a storm surge and high winds associated with Tropical Storm Debby batter Bradenton Beach, Florida, June 25, 2012. The National Hurricane Center expects Debby to make landfall on Thursday in the Florida Panhandle as a tropical storm, but warns that forecasts remain uncertain.Credit: REUTERS

28 May 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Florida Sea-Levels Cross Party Lines

28 May 2016 We sat down with Mayor Gimenez (Republican) of Miami Dade county to hear about why and how this county is working in a bi-partisan manner on adapting […]

A pair of elephants walk through scrub in the dusk light in Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa's North West Province April 19, 2012. Elephant and rhino poaching is surging, conservationists say, an illegal piece of Asia's scramble for African resources, driven by the growing purchasing power of the region's newly affluent classes. In South Africa, nearly two rhinos a day are being killed to meet demand for the animal's horn, which is worth more than its weight in gold. Picture taken April 19, 2012. To match Feature AFRICA-POACHING.Credit: REUTERS

25 May 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The Natural Jewels in Africa’s Crown

By Hon. Tshekedi S. Khama, Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism of Botswana | 25 May 2016 IT is impossible to look out over the winding waterways and lush green wetlands […]

A helicopter drops water near a cabin on the North Merna wildfire in the Bridger National Forest west of the town of Pinedale in Sublette County, Wyoming September 16, 2012.Credit: Reuters

20 May 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Fort McMurray Fire, Keeping up the Political Heat on Loss and Damage

19 May 2016 By:  Z. Zommers, United Nations Environment Programme, G. Harootunian, California State University, Fresno, E. Roberts, Kings College London, K. van der Geest, United Nations University Institute for […]

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