Archives for International - Page 2
Marks & Spencer (M&S) has long been a first mover in the retail sector on supply chain sustainability, garment recycling and human rights. Now the venerable United Kingdom department store chain, which operates about 1,000 locations across Europe, Asia and the Middle East, says it is pushing even more boundaries. A decade after its first “Plan A” sustainability commitments, M&S is setting 100 new targets to be reached by 2025.
The Trump administration is reportedly ready to back away from the Paris Agreement. Is this a big step backwards for global climate change cooperation, or can the private sector and local government plug in those climate action gaps?
Everything that is fascinating about Sri Lanka is summed up in Galle, the timeless seaport at the southwestern tip of the island.
Proponents of carbon offsets say these programs do their part to mitigate climate change risk, but the market faced a rough year in 2016. Does it have a future?
Investment in climate change mitigation could add as much as 5 percent to G20 nations' GDP by mid-century, says the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
According to IRENA, 9.8 million people work in the global renewables sector as of the end of 2016. Solar power has driven much of that growth, but increases in employment are also apparent in the biofuels and wind power sector.
The NGOs Mighty Earth, Rainforest Action Network and Greenpeace insist that deforestation in countries such as Brazil and Bolivia is only becoming worse.
The U.K. discount carrier says its emissions-reduction measures have been so successful that it plans to rewrite its long-term sustainability goals.
Crafting Mexican spirits like tequila and mezcal has a huge environmental footprint. But the artisan distillery Sombra Mezcal in Oaxaca says its process benefits both people and the planet.
GiveDirectly is disrupting the international aid model as it distributes cash payments directly to families in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda in a widespread universal basic income experiment.
Unilever has made billions off of selling sachets in developing countries - but those little packages of products like shampoo and detergent have made a huge mess. Now the CPG giant says it will test a pilot recycling project in Indonesia to tackle the problem.
The new Gemini Wind Park in the North Sea will generate 600 megawatts of clean power, enough to power 785,000 households in the Netherlands.