Day: October 7, 2008

Climate Change and Business Environmental News Environmental Resources Oceans Solutions Sustainable Economy United Nations

World Ocean Council formed to foster sustainable seas

Like the atmosphere, efforts to develop and foster sustainable use policies for the world’s ocean require a globally inclusive approach that spans the public and private sectors. Encouragingly, the World Ocean Council at its inaugural meeting brought together participants from around the world and across industry sectors to do just that. Read More

Carbon Emissions Environmental News Global Warming News Government Policy

Illegal (B)Logging and Climate Change

Illegal logging is a major problem -- causing deforestation, supporting criminal groups, etc. As my colleague Jacob Scherr highlights, it is also a threat to indigenous communities. And, addressing it is an essential component of efforts to combat global warming pollution from deforestation (shhhh don't tell anyone that secret...) -- which accounts for roughly 20% of global emissions.Read More