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Cargill ‘On Track’ to Map 80% of Palm Oil to Mills This Year

Cargill says it’s on track to map 80 percent of its palm oil in key markets back to individual mills by the end of this year and 100 percent of all mills by December 2015, according to the company’s first progress report on sustainable palm oil. The report lays out … Read more »

Report: Methane Mitigation Could Stimulate US Economy

Increased use of technologies and services that capture methane emissions from oil and gas systems could save the industry over $1 billion in lost product, reduce air pollution and create new jobs, according to an economic analysis by Datu Research and the Environmental Defense Fund. The report identifies 76 companies … Read more »

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Climate Summit Roundup: Businesses Pledge Climate Action

The UN Climate Summit opens today with major companies playing a leading role in the gathering of policy makers and business leaders. President Obama and heads of state from more than 120 counties will discuss climate initiatives, but company CEOs are expected to make their own commitments this week, which … Read more »

NYC to Slash GHGs 80% by 2050

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has made a pledge to decrease the city’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050 from 2005 levels. The pledge will be formally announced before the start of the UN Climate Summit today. On Sunday, the mayor announced an initiative to support the … Read more »

Global Investors Call for Carbon Pricing

Nearly 350 global institutional investors have called on government leaders on the eve of the Climate Summit to provide stable, reliable and economically meaningful carbon pricing that helps redirect investment on a scale necessary to effectively deal with global climate change. The investors — BlackRock, CalPERS, PensionDanmark, Deutsche, South African … Read more »

Climate Action Can Spur Economic Growth, Commission Says

Climate Action Can Spur Economic Growth, Commission Says

Businesses and governments can tackle climate change and improve economic performance, according to a report by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, a group of business and policy leaders from 19 countires. Better Growth, Better Climate: The New Climate Economy Report was presented to governments and business and … Read more »

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Ford Roundtable: Protecting Forests Benefit Climate, Bottom Line

The Ford Foundation, together with the Climate and Land Use Alliance, will host a meeting among major corporate, indigenous and government leaders for a conversation about what it will take to slow deforestation, reduce conflict over forests and stem global climate change. The meeting will take place on Sept. 22, … Read more »

Clean Transport, Energy Efficiency ‘Could Grow GDP by $2.6 Trillion’

Government policies that improve energy efficiency and public transport could increase global economic output by as much as $2.6 trillion per year, and also save lives, reduce crop losses and tackle climate change, according to analysis from the World Bank and the ClimateWorks Foundation. The Adding up the Benefits report, … Read more »