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UNEP Launches Sustainable Food Production Clearinghouse

A project by Kellogg’s and other groups aimed at spreading sustainable technologies and growing practices for rice is among the initiatives already submitted to the United Nations Environment Programme’s Global SCP Clearinghouse, launched in a bid to promote sustainable food production and consumption. Policymakers and practitioners across the globe have … Read more »

WHO, UNEP: Synthetic Chemicals Partly to Blame for Health Problems

WHO, UNEP: Synthetic Chemicals Partly to Blame for Health Problems

Synthetic chemicals, untested for their disruptive effects on the hormone system, are likely at least partly to blame for a global increase in birth deformities, cancers and psychiatric diseases, but manufacturers’ lack of transparency means the problem could be even more serious, according to a report by the United Nations Environment Programme … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Arctic Protection, EU ETS Backloading, Bird-Killing Buildings

The UNEP Year Book 2013 released this week warns that the rush for Arctic mineral resources prompted by an apparent acceleration in sea ice melt calls for caution and effective governance to avoid damage to the fragile environment. Arctic summer ice cover in 2012 was 18 percent below the previous … Read more »

Energy, Raw Material Prices Top CEO Concerns, PwC Says

Fifty-three percent of CEOs say energy and raw materials costs are the biggest threats to business growth prospects, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey. The results from PwC’s Global Annual CEO Survey, which will be released in January, show a seven percent increase over corporate leaders’ concerns last year about energy … Read more »