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Mars, Statoil, Unilever, Southwestern Energy to Announce Green Actions at Climate Summit

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – At the UN Climate Summit this week in New York City, which will include the U.S. President Barack Obama and over a hundred other world leaders, much of the focus is likely to be on the role of global companies in meeting the climate change challenges. Policymakers around the world are keen to hear the voice of business and see clear commitment and actions on the reduction of their carbon footprint.

Working Towards a TB-Free India

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - India is home to the highest number of tuberculosis (TB) sufferers globally, with two million cases every year. It is estimated that about 40 percent of the Indian population is infected with this bacteria, the vast majority of whom have latent rather than active TB.

Domestic Violence Tops The American News Agenda

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The recent Miss America pageant has put domestic violence high on the American news agenda, when pageant judge Kathy Ireland asked Miss Florida asked about the video of NFL star Ray Rice abusing his future wife in an elevator, and her decision to stay with him.

Coca Cola, PepsiCo, DuPont, Honeywell Partner with White House to Reduce HFCs

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are a potent greenhouse gas used in refrigeration, air conditioning and insulation. HFCs are 10,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide, which is the most common greenhouse gas. Under the United Nation’s Montreal Protocol, there is an increasing level of support to phase out HFCs globally. However, the use of these ozone-depleting HFCs is growing at a rate of up to 15 percent every year in the United States.

Global Investors Managing $24 Trillion Call for Stable Carbon Pricing

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – More than 340 global institutional investors representing over $24 trillion in assets worldwide have issued a statement calling on governments to create a platform for consistent, economically relevant and dependable carbon pricing. This appeal has set the stage for the UN Climate Summit that is about to convene to facilitate a global climate agreement in 2015, according to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).

University of California Commits $1B Investments to Push Sustainability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Nearly 840 U.S. colleges and universities have endowments to the tune of $415 billion, according to Bloomberg News. Making investments in sustainability must be a priority for the universities, not just to support a more sustainable world, but also to live up to the values that most of the universities themselves espouse.

A Powerful Collaboration Highlights the Value of FSC® To Protect Our Forests

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - We are living as if we have an extra planet at our disposal, using 50 percent more resources than the Earth can give us. By 2030 not even two planets will be enough for us. That’s the bottom line from a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report in 2012.

India Works To Become One of the Top Five Scientific Powers In The World

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - When we think of the positive images of India, words like colour, food, landscape, architecture, art, and Bollywood may spring to mind. The word “science” probably does not pop up. Yet, India is one of the top-ranking countries in the field of basic research and Indian science has come to be regarded as one of the most powerful instruments of growth and development.

Urban Visionaries César and Rafael Pelli to Talk About Next-Gen Buildings And Cities

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Urban housing needs are overstretched worldwide, with 54 percent of the global population of 7.2 billion now living in cities, says the United Nation’s World’s Urbanisation Prospects 2014 report. By 2050, that number is expected to rise to 6.33 billion of a predicted world population of 9.6 billion.

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