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Methane Emissions:,

Methane emissions are accelerating climate change — here's what we can do about it
Environment America
Around 60% of the world's methane emissions are produced by human activities — and fossil fuel production is one of the largest contributors to that ...

TotalEnergies aims to cut methane emissions from oil operations to near zero | Reuters
Methane is the second-biggest cause of climate change after carbon dioxide (CO2) and in the short term has a far higher warming effect, despite having ...

To Meet Global Methane Goals, Improve Gas Data - CSIS
Under the International Energy Agency's Net Zero by 2050 scenario, 75 percent of methane emissions from fossil fuel operations must be eliminated ...

Sector Based Decarbonization:

White House funds $6B to decarbonize US industrial sector - Utility Dive
Utility Dive
... decarbonizing the industrial sector. The ... decarbonization technologies like clean fuels and recycled ... The facility will implement hydrogen-based ...

Industrial Decarbonization Will Help the Climate and Strengthen US Manufacturing and Communities
The Nature Conservancy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced funding for 33 industrial decarbonization projects across more than 20 U.S. states.

Chemicals Value Chain Decarbonization: Integrated Solutions for a Complex Challenge
Department of Energy
The chemicals industry, critical for the U.S. economy, heavily depends on fossil resources as a feedstock and for energy.

Data Driven Decision Making:

Use these 10 steps to successfully build your data culture | TechTarget
... data-driven decision-making. Accomplishing these goals requires the CDO to lead the initiative to empower everyone in the organization to identify ...

CFOs Future-Proof Operations With Data-Driven Decisions -
“People drive [business growth], process makes it efficient, and the tools make the difference,” Mehlman said. These technologies have also enabled ...

RELEX Advances Gen AI Capabilities to Unlock Faster Data-driven Decision Making
Supply & Demand Chain Executive
This evolution from RELEX-GPT to Rebot marks a significant advancement, offering users even more powerful and intuitive tools for optimizing their ...

Global Reporting Initiative:

Bruno Bastit | Senior Corporate Governance and Sustainable Finance Specialist, S&amp
World Bank Blogs
Currently, he serves as an ESG advisor to the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance and sits on the Global Reporting Initiative's Independent ...

Cogeco Publishes Its Sustainability Report and Climate Action Plan - Yahoo Finance
Yahoo Finance
... report was prepared using the international standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).

CF Industries Publishes 2023 Sustainability Reporting Materials – Company Announcement
Markets data - Financial Times
Reporting prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Framework ...

Community Health Risks From Climate Change:

Mental health impacts of climate change must be addressed, say experts | Imperial News
Imperial College London
The Connecting Climate Minds project is unique in developing a global, aligned vision for climate change and mental health, connecting communities ...

Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Public Health and Nutrition Security
Observer Research Foundation
Rising temperatures, extreme weather events, and shifting precipitation patterns impact food production, disrupting food supply chains, increasing ...

The Mental Health Toll of Climate Change | Next Avenue
Next Avenue
From natural disasters, to extreme temperatures, to worry about the world, the climate crisis is intertwined with mental wellbeing.

Renewable Energy Investments:

UnitedHealth Group launches new renewable energy investments to support emissions ...
UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group is advancing a sustainable future through two new renewable energy initiatives: a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement ...

Investment Opportunities in US Renewable Energy - Morningstar
Coal Continues to Lose Ground as Natural Gas, Wind, and Solar Account for Growing Share of Generation. Line chart showing the percentage of fuel ...

How Investments in Startups and New Technologies Are Driving Explosive Growth in ... - Nasdaq
As a result, investors have plenty of options in terms of deploying their capital in support of renewable energy — and ultimately, a net-zero future.

CDP Sustainability:

Water now a major risk for world's supply chains, reports CDP
... CDP, the global non-profit that runs the world's environmental disclosure system. CDP today presents its most extensive ever analysis on how ...

Majority of European companies spend less than a quarter of capital expenditures on green ...

... Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), in force from this year. For ... Fully TCFD aligned, CDP holds the largest environmental database in the ...

CHA Achieves High Marks on 2023 CDP Climate Change Score Report - Yahoo Finance
Yahoo Finance
Score Affirms Evidence of Advanced Environmental Stewardship. ALBANY, N.Y., March 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA), ...

California's Leadership in Climate Change:

The Real Impact Of Going Green - Folsom Times
Folsom Times
California's ambitious goal to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2030 is a testament to the state's leadership in addressing climate change.

Got climate anxiety? This UC course can help. | University of California
University of California
For today's college students, climate change can feel both impossible to avoid and impossible to solve. On campus and back home, heat waves, ...

Impact Investing:

Enhanced Capital Group Named to ImpactAssets 50 List, Showcasing 155 Impact Fund ...
PR Newswire
The 13th annual list highlights impact investing industry maturation. NEW YORK, March 25, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Impact investment firm Enhanced ...

Elements Of Exceptional Impact Reporting - Forbes
She oversees, plans, and implements measurement and evaluation programs for the impact investing and impact strategy teams. Kathryn Colton is the ...

The Week in Impact Investing: De-risky Business - ImpactAlpha
... impact investing and sustainable finance. Have a job listing to post? Submit it here. The Call. Call Recording | March 22, 2024. How green banks are ...

Energy Storage

Long-Duration Energy Storage Is Core To Tripling Renewables By 2030 - Forbes
Nevada-based NV Energy is deploying solar-plus-storage to generate half its electricity with renewables by 2030 and all of it by 2050.

DOE: US energy storage pipeline up 300% since Inflation Reduction Act passed
The energy storage pipeline has grown four-fold since the IRA, the DOE said at the Energy Storage Summit USA 2024 in Austin this week.

US battery storage smashes deployment records in Q4 2023 - Electrek
The US battery storage market shattered deployment records across all segments in Q4 2023 – a 100% increase from the previous quarter.

Climate Change and Satellites:

NASA Analysis Sees Spike in 2023 Global Sea Level Due to El Niño
Jet Propulsion Laboratory - NASA
... satellites that have contributed to this sea level record. ... Climate Change . This US-Indian Satellite Will Monitor Earth's Changing Frozen Regions.

Airbus continues to collaborate with NASA to monitor climate change from Space
Like its predecessors, the GRACE-C mission is designed to precisely measure small distance changes between the satellites due to gravity variations, ...

Satellite data could revolutionize weather forecasts -
... satellites can enhance weather forecasts. ... weather and global warming's impacts are profound. ... weather and climate change on vulnerable communities.

Science Based Carbon Performance Targets:

Takeaways from Enel's sustainability-linked bonds performance targets | IEEFA
... target of 82gCO2e/kWh. IEEFA positively notes that the plan commits the company to a Science Based Targets initiative-approved goal of an 80% ...

Nikon Group's Net-zero Targets Approved by Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative | News
... targets from the Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative. The Nikon Group has been setting a target of achieving carbon neutrality by FY2050. This ...

Electrolux Group Sustainability Report 2023: High global warming gases phased out from ...
PR Newswire
... Based Targets initiative, after achieving its first target three ... "Our sustainability performance in 2023 and our new science-based climate target ...

Climate Change Winners and Losers:

'Winners and losers' as global warming forces plants uphill -
'Winners and losers' as global warming forces plants uphill ... climate change on the Brazilian Cerrado flora. ... changes in temperature and rainfall.

Fewer number of 'Outdoor Days' in our lives as global climate continues to warm -
Sadly, it paints a stark picture — climate change has winners and losers, and geography matters significantly. Outdoor Day tool. The beauty of this ...


Guidehouse Insights Explores Trends That Influence Microgrid Adoption in the US
PR Newswire
Microgrids are complex energy projects that link, integrate, and optimize a variety of distributed energy resources (DER) to achieve certain goals.

Microgrid Industry Report 2024: Natural Gas, Combined Heat and Power, Solar Photovoltaic ...
Yahoo Finance
Global Microgrid Market Global Microgrid Market Dublin, March 22, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Microgrid Market Report by Energy Source (Natural ...

Long Duration Energy Storage Trials in Remote Microgrids
Australian Renewable Energy Agency
Decarbonising regional microgrids will require storage capable of providing power for more than 8 hours. Finding new technological solutions for ...

Community Health Risk Assessment:

The Importance of Public Administration Principles to Global Public Health Risk ... - PA Times
PA Times
Individual countries and the world community must be more vigilant in assessing risks for the next major public health crisis. One potential ...

Burton Fire District completes community risk assessment - WTOC
The Burton Fire ...

WHO supports development of tools to enhance responders' capacities for risk ...
WHO | Regional Office for Africa - World Health Organization (WHO)
Dar es Salaam- Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) forms an integral pillar of public health emergency response by playing a ...

Socially Responsible Investing:

Disentangling the value of ESG scores and classification of sustainable investment products
The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance
What distinguishes impact investing from other approaches is an intentional desire to generate and measure both financial returns (commercial/market ...

ESG at a Crossroads - The Darden Report
The Darden Report - The University of Virginia
The past decade has seen a dramatic rise in ESG investing — industry shorthand for investments that take environmental, social and governance ...

What ESG Funds Can And Cannot Achieve - Forbes
The idea that investors can use ESG analysis to manage the financial risk of environmental and social issues to their portfolio holdings has withstood ...

Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage:

Post-Doctoral Researchers in Carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration - Nature
ACER invites applications for open rank positions to work as post-doctoral researchers in Carbon Negative, Capture, Utilization, and Storage. The ...

Coronavirus and Sustainability:

A national survey on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on school travel in the US.
It has increased traffic congestion, reliance on private autos, and detrimental air quality and sustainability effects. This study investigates the ...

Opinion: The lessons learned from COVID-19 test-and-treat programs | Devex
The COVID Treatment QuickStart Consortium supports partner governments in sustainability planning so that test-and-treat capabilities can address ...

INTEGRA Biosciences drives down transport emissions with European production facility
Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 · Diet & Nutrition ... sustainability goals. The transport of raw ... All of the additional buildings at the expanded Zizers ...

Sustainability Investing: 

How AI can boost sustainable investing - Fortune
A look at how sustainability-focused investors are turning to AI to help them hit their ESG objectives, while also tracking potential risks.

Inaugural ASU conference explores sustainable investing
ASU News - Arizona State University
Inaugural ASU conference explores sustainable investing. W. P. Carey center hosts global experts to discuss the science of investing in climate, ...

Sustainability investments: the big misunderstanding - Börse Frankfurt
Börse Frankfurt
It's all about sustainability investments. Sustainable investment is one of the top priorities of global measures to combat climate change. The ...


Geoengineering Faces a Wave of Backlash Over Regulatory Gaps and Unknown Risks
Inside Climate News
Scientists and entrepreneurs have raced to develop new technology to mimic this temporary natural phenomenon—and find other ways to tinker with the ...

How To Determine if a Potential Geoengineering Strategy Could Work?
Scripps Institution of Oceanography | - University of California San Diego
Marine cloud brightening (MCB) is one of two primary solar radiation modification methods being proposed to offset the worst effects of global warming ...

NOAA gets dire warning about solar geoengineering - E&E News by POLITICO
E&E News
... geoengineering technologies that could blunt some of those effects. That includes injecting aerosols into the stratosphere to reflect sunlight ...

Green Bond Funds:

State Should Allocate Part of Green Bond Funds for Natural Heritage Program - ecoRI News
ecoRI News
I believe this commission was created for one main purpose, to use wildfire as an excuse to justify the expansion of Rhode Island's timber ...

Council's largest Green Bonds gain nets $1 billion - OurAuckland
OurAuckland - Auckland Council
Auckland Council's EUR Bonds are now supported by well over 100 different European investors and the council's Green Bond proceeds help fund ...

Fund managers "eagerly" await green Treasury bond - FS Sustainability
FS Sustainability
"This issuance of a Treasury Green Bond will allow ethical and responsible investors to add exposure to 10-year Australian Treasury bonds, while also ...

Low Carbon Funds:

Is iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF (CRBN) a Strong ETF Right Now?
Yahoo Finance
Making its debut on 12/08/2014, smart beta exchange traded fund iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF (CRBN) provides investors broad exposure ...

How funding and incentives under recent laws advance carbon capture technologies
DOE's Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management also announced the selection of several projects focused on developing lower cost technologies to ...

Morningstar Launches New Index Series Targeting Companies Leading on Low Carbon Transition
ESG Today
Investors/ New funds & products · Morningstar Launches ... Investment research firm Morningstar announced today the launch of the Morningstar Low Carbon ...


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