Climate Change

The Role of Business In Climate Change Action

President Trump has made it clear that environmental issues, including climate change, are not important to his administration. He appointed the CEO of ExxonMobil as the Secretary of State  and a man who sued the EPA 14 times to head the agency. Climate change is an environmental issue that Trump has repeatedly said he does not even believe occurs.

The Ladybird Book on Climate Change: Co-authored by Prince Charles, Tony Juniper and Scientist Emily Shuckburgh

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Prince Charles and his special adviser to his International Sustainability Unit, Tony Juniper, have joined forces with Dr. Emily Shuckburg, OBE a leading polar scientist, to co-author The Ladybird Book on Climate Change, the first in a new series aimed at adults.

The Arctic Region At A Serious Climatic Tipping Point

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The Arctic Resilience Report warns that increasingly rapid melting in the Arctic region could trigger polar ‘tipping points’ with consequences—environmentally and economically—to be felt as far away as the Indian Ocean. This groundbreaking study scientifically concludes the Arctic Resilience Assessment, a project launched by the Swedish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

Businesses are Backing Climate Action

President-elect Donald Trump has voiced his denial of climate change on several occasions. And his choice of Myron Ebell, a known climate change denier, to lead the transition of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) demonstrates that Trump’s position may not change.

Mars Urges The Business Community And Global Leaders To Take Bold Action To Tackle Climate Change

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – John Kerry, the US Secretary of State says the outgoing Obama administration wants to prevent the withdrawal of the US from the landmark Paris deal to prevent catastrophic climate change. “This is bigger than one person, one president,” Kerry said in Marrakech, before his last address to the UN climate summit being held here, the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22).

Climate Change is Affecting The World’s Wine Production

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Climate change has been responsible for lots of changes on the planet, from loss of species to challenging weather patterns. Now it is affecting global wine production, which is expected to fall by five percent this year. Data shows steep drops in production in most of the southern hemisphere, particularly Chile and Argentina. Climate change is causing harvest time to be pushed back further as hot spells last longer and longer.

Business Can Lead the Way If Government Fails

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - For those who care about the environment and social justice, the election of Donald Trump is a shock. Some of have wallowed in despair, while others entertained thoughts of leaving the country. By now, most should be thinking about what can be done to fight for what we believe in. 

Insurance Companies Have a Ways To Go In Dealing With Climate Change Risks

Hurricane Matthew just caused major flooding in parts of the Southeast. It's the country’s thirteenth billion-dollar weather disaster this year. A new Ceres report ranks the responses of the country’s largest insurance companies to climate change risks. What it finds is that while the disclosure and management of climate risks is improving by more U.S. insurers, most are giving minimal attention to it in terms of risks and opportunities.

How Businesses are Responding to Climate Change

(3BL Media/JustMeans) Does the business world care about climate change? A 2015 survey by CDP asked businesses several questions about a global climate agreement. What they found is that over 800 of the world’s largest companies favored a global deal to tackle climate change. 

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