For Most Sectors, Climate Impact Uncertain

For Most Sectors, Climate Impact UncertainClimate change is likely to affect economic sectors ranging from energy production, heating and cooling, and water, to insurance, health and tourism, but there is not yet sufficient evidence to predict effects on other industries, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Not all key economic sectors have been subject […]

Climate Change Affecting Food Supplies, Stability

Climate Change Affecting Food Supplies, StabilityClimate change affects every continent, threatens global food supplies and could lead to political instability, and will worsen unless greenhouse gas emissions are brought under control, according to a report from global scientists. The report warned that the problem was likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse gas emissions are reduced. The New York Times […]

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Diesel Grants, DOT Slams Oil Sector, Bombardier Fails to Report

Republicans and Democrats are criticizing EPA proposals to cut funding for programs that have strong bipartisan backing. The agency proposes to completely eliminate the $20 million Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grants, which help trucking companies with engine retrofits and replacements. And the EPA has proposed cutting state water quality revolving loan funds by 24.7 percent, to […]

Methane Reduction Strategy Released

Methane Reduction Strategy ReleasedThe Obama administration released its methane reduction strategy that targets releases from landfills, coal mines, agriculture, and oil and gas production. According to the White House, the Climate Action Plan includes steps to cut carbon pollution and help prepare the United States for the impacts of climate change that are already on the way. Landfills: […]

Reporting Agencies to Collaborate

Reporting Agencies to CollaborateThe International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) say that a cohesive reporting landscape enables businesses to become more resilient, which leads to greater stability in global markets. So the organizations signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support a global alignment of corporate reporting and ratings. The organizations […]