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Nations vie for resources and access as the Arctic melts

Climate Change Makes Arctic Region a Crucible for New Global Governance Regimes

With temperatures warming and summer sea ice melting even faster than climate scientists’ forecasts, the Arctic region has become a flashpoint and center of debate for international, as well as national and regional frameworks for environmental governance and development and use of energy and natural resources. The opening of Northeast and Northwest Passages between the Americas, Europe and Asia as…

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Video Friday: A New Story of People

This video from SustainableMan offers an eloquent essay from Charles Eisenstein, author of The Ascent of Humanity and Sacred Economics. Eisenstein proposes that to change our world, we need to change the story: “The greatest illusion of this world is the illusion of separation.”

It's time for western companies to engage proactively on worker safety and a sustainable workforce throughout their global supply chain

Managing a Sustainable Workforce: A Cautionary Tale about Worker Safety

The health and well being of a workforce is a key part of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and it is crucial to the wider issue of sustainable development. Recent events in the Bangladeshi garment industry have focused the world’s attention on wealthy companies that exploit cheap labor in the developing world. Bangladesh’s $20 billion garment industry makes it the third…

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Six countries qualify for forest carbon partnership

Six Tropical Forest Countries Qualify for Forest Carbon Partnership Facility REDD+ Grants

Chile, Honduras, Papua New Guinea, Suriname, Thailand and Vanuatu all submitted REDD+ Readiness Plans, thus qualifying for $23 million in grants, indicating that progress, through slow and halting, is being made at the international level to halt deforestation, forest degradation and resulting greenhouse gas emissions.

World Water Day

Video Friday: World Water Day 2013

Water is the foundation of life on our planet and of sustainable human development. Today is United Nations World Water Day and 2013 is the International Year of Water Cooperation. The objective of the day and the year is to raise awareness both of the opportunities for increased cooperation between communities and nations and of the challenges we face for sustainable water…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Tarbotten’s Legacy; Stern Reassesses Climate Risk; Why Winter Doesn’t Mean Global Warming is a Hoax, and more

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: This last weekend Rainforest Action Network (RAND) held a public memorial for their executive director Rebecca (Becky) Tarbotton who passed away in an accident late last year. The service was very powerful and I want to share some takeaways for all advocates…

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Finding a moral imperative to fight climate change

Video Friday: Climate Change – Faith and Science

Climate One host Greg Dalton talks with Reverend Sally Bingham, founder of Interfaith Power and Light, Reverend Ng of the First Chinese Baptist Church of San Francisco and Rabbi Yonatan Neril, Founder and Executive Director of the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development in Jerusalem.  In this clip, Dalton asks about the perceived conflict between faith and science. Can religion and…

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