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Three Ways to Scale Climate-Smart Agriculture in the United States

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The formal signing of the Paris Agreement last week by 175 nations confirmed the commitment of the global community to implement large-scale climate change solutions. An unprecedented number of companies have also made groundbreaking commitments to reduce emissions and improve the resilience of their operations and communities.

Companies Focus on Energy Efficiency to Fight Climate Change

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Energy efficiency plays a big role in how companies are acting on #ClimateChange and reducing their own #CarbonFootprint. New study details wide-ranging initiatives. http://bit.ly/263pLl6

The report, Accountability for Climate Action: How Corporations Are Tackling Climate Change, targeted more than 5,300 companies globally and focuses on how businesses are addressing climate change and related issues such as energy efficiency, renewable energy and carbon emissions. 

Record-Breaking Earth Hour to Set the Stage for New Era of Climate Action

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WASHINGTON, DC, March 17, 2016 /3BL Media/ – On Saturday, March 19 at 8:30pm local time, the 10th and most far-reaching Earth Hour will sweep across the world and kick off a new era of climate action. Millions of individuals, along with businesses, cities, landmarks and an unprecedented 178 countries and territories, will switch off their lights to call for increased action to protect our planet from climate change.

Investors Ratcheting up Their Contributions to Climate Action

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As world leaders and government representatives continue negotiations to hammer out a global climate deal at COP21 in Paris, institutional investors are ratcheting up their contributions in a number of areas.

COP21: The Starting Point

World leaders are meeting in Paris this week to negotiate a global agreement on climate action, marking a new era of sustainability.
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This week, the much anticipated COP 21 meetings are taking place in Paris. Leaders from 190 countries are in the process of negotiating an agreement to reduce emissions, adopt clean technology, and point us towards a sustainable future.

The momentum towards a low-carbon economy is now unstoppable, and it’s clear that the private sector will fill gaps where governments’ INDCs fall short to help countries reach carbon neutrality goals.

JetBlue Joins The American Business Act On Climate Pledge At Paris Climate Conference

As the Only Commercial Airline to Sign the Pledge, JetBlue Joins More than 154 Companies From Across the American Economy to Demonstrate An Ongoing Commitment to Climate Action
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NEW YORK, December 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), New York's Hometown Airline™, today announced that it has joined the White House’s American Business Act on Climate Pledge, which includes more than 154 companies from across the American economy demonstrating an ongoing commitment to climate action and voicing support for a strong outcome to the Conference of Parties 21 (COP21) Paris climate negotiations.

Accenture Recognized by CDP as Global Leader for Corporate Action on Climate Change

Company expands 2020 goals to further reduce environmental footprint
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NEW YORK, Dec. 01, 2015 /3BL Media/ – For the second consecutive year, Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is recognized as a global leader for its actions and strategies in response to climate change and is named to the “Climate A List” by CDP, an international not-for-profit that drives sustainable economies.

Monsanto Takes Action to Fight Climate Change with Carbon Neutral Crop Production Program

Company States Crops Can Be Grown to Mitigate Climate Change; Commits to Carbon Neutral Footprint across its Operations by 2021
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ST. LOUIS, Dec. 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ – As agriculture and farmers around the world work to mitigate and adapt to the complex challenges posed by climate change, Monsanto Company today announced plans to make its operations carbon neutral by 2021 through a unique program targeted across its seed and crop protection operations, as well as through collaboration with farmers.

A New Kind of Olympics

by John Anderson Lanier
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So what would the Olympics look like in non-sports form? Let’s assume the whole world was willing to gather for some other purpose, sending official delegations, national leaders, support staff and even fans to one city for two weeks. What if that gathering captured the same spirit of hope and enthusiasm that permeates the Olympic Games? Perhaps the focus could even be something as ambitious as solving climate change. Can you imagine that?

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