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(3BL Media/Justmeans) - There are many forces at play on both sides of the challenge to rein in carbon emissions before it’s too late. Some of the most important, like the plummeting price of oil, or China’s need to protect citizens by reducing air pollution, are not even directed at the problem. Still, they both have enormous impact.

Another such trend is the recent decision by Chinese leaders to initiate a supply side reform in their economy. What this means is that at the beginning of the 13th Five Year Plan, the Chinese want to shift away from a production-based economy to one that is more consumer and service-based.

The primary reason for this is the economic slowdown that China is experiencing which has led to substantial overcapacity in their manufacturing sector.  The Chinese economic growth rate dropped to 6.9% in 2015, the lowest since the downturn of 2008. But at the same time, in the post COP21 world, the desire to cut emissions plays a key role. A full 25% of China’s emissions comes from the production of goods for the export market. Furthermore, Premier Li Keqiang, is looking to heavy industries like steel and coal to take the lead. Specifically, he said, they should, cut “overcapacity, digest unreasonable inventories, reduce costs and improve efficiency.”


2 days 5 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​Since the Industrial Revolution kicked off just over 200 years ago, we have been pumping ​massive amounts of ​carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, one of the major causes of climate change. Scientists say that it is best to keep the number of parts per million under 450 if we want to avoid the worst of global warming.


2 days 6 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A growing number of companies around the world are aiming to get the most out of their capital, maximize employee performance, and make a judicious use of resources to make the world a better place.


3 days 5 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Following the COP21 in Paris and the establishment of SDGs, cross-sector collaboration to drive progress on sustainability has become more important than ever. However, questions remain on how companies should make the most strategic choices on where and how to collaborate, and how to ensure that collaborations undertaken have the highest potential to deliver on scale.


4 days 6 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The recent World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland focused on the emergence of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” that will be marked by a fusion of technologies that blur the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres. Change will occur at a breakneck speed in this revolution, while it unleashes immense new opportunities to transform the efficiency and sustainability of global production systems.


6 days 2 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Starting a business has enough challenges in itself, but being female and starting a business in the U.S. has its own set of challenges. Female entrepreneurs do not have the same access to funding, connections, or business instruction as do male entrepreneurs. Eighty-five percent of venture capital funded start-ups are led exclusively by men.


6 days 2 hours ago

Global Cities Initiative(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Economic opportunity seems increasingly out of reach for millions of young Americans. It is a crisis when only 60 percent of students in high-poverty urban school districts graduate from high school, when more than five million young people are out of work and and out of school. Making change in this situation is JPMorgan Chase & Co.


6 days 2 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Animal welfare is important to European consumers. Nowadays, food quality is not only determined by the overall nature and safety of the end product, but also by the perceived welfare status of the animals from which the food is produced. It is recognised that improving animal welfare can positively affect product quality, pathology and disease resistance, and that it has a direct bearing on food quality and safety.


6 days 6 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - We have reported here that consumer demand for ethical goods and services is on the rise; the latest data on consumer behavior confirms this upward trend.


6 days 16 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Canada has extensive sustainably certified forests, which it can leverage to make environmental progress in various industrial sectors. The country has long used mill and forest residues to make wood pellets that are used to generate electricity. Now it is turning its attention to the development of sustainable aviation fuel from leftover branches, sawdust and other forest-industry waste.


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