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IBM and ATT develop technology dubbed "the internet of things" for better city planning and resource management

The Smart City Meets the Internet of Things: IBM and ATT Announce Alliance

IBM and AT&T announced a global alliance that entails leveraging their respective technologies to advance the emergence of smart cities and connected living, a development that may yield profound changes in lifestyles and our impact on ecosystems and climate.

Applied Materials Summer Solstice Solar Survey: Chinese, Indians Want More Solar Faster

That’s one of several encouraging responses from Chinese, Indians, Japanese and Americans who took Applied Materials’ fourth annual solar energy survey. Others: Industry data show that solar will be cost-competitive with conventional fossil fuel-derived electrical power this year, and Chinese and Indians want more solar faster than current government targets.

World Bank Launches “Clean, Green, Resilient” Sustainable Development Strategy

Promoting and fostering adoption of appropriate clean energy technology to reduce environmental degradation while at the same time reducing poverty is the focal point of the World Bank’s new sustainable development and environmental strategy.

Small island states sign the Barbados Declaration to achieve renewable energy goals

Wind, Solar…Coconuts: Small Island Developing States Commit to Renewable, Sustainable Energy for All

More than 100 heads of state, ministers, development experts, civil society activists, business executives and UN officials from 39 small island developing states signed the Barbados Declaration, committing their governments to achieving ambitious renewable, sustainable energy for all goals.

Climate change and pension funds

Climate Change a Growing Factor in Pension Funds’ Strategic Asset Management Allocation

Climate change is a fundamental factor in strategic asset allocation and risk management decisions being made by more than half the institutional investors participating in Mercer’s ‘Climate Change Scenarios – Strategic Asset Allocation’ project.