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Can and Will China and the US Take Climate Change Seriously?

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China and the United States are the world’s two largest emitters of CO2 and other GHGs. Together they produce almost half of the world’s emissions – the number currently stands at 45%. They must both work assiduously to address these problems, and with as much cooperation as possible. China actually produces more than twice the emissions of the US, approaching 12 million metric tons per year compared to 5 million or so by the US.

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Focus ESG on Nations, Not Just Companies

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ESG is taking some fire, and we think it needs a re-definition. It focuses on companies, and we think it can, and should, also focus on entire nations. ESG has its roots in the ideas of University of Chicago sociologist James S. Coleman (1926-1995), credited as one of the first people to use the term social capital , and a key writer on the topic late in his career.

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Resilience -- the New Umbrella Term for the Digital World

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Author’s Note: We have teamed up with McMaster University to develop a for a research and executive roundtable series on the primacy of networking technology to prepare for, drive, and enable the resiliency and sustainability of the new digital world order in which we all now live. This is the opening essay for that six-month research hike, with trail-marking breadcrumbs in a webinar stops along the way, and the capstone being at the Great Canadian Data Centre Symposium 2022 (GCDC22), scheduled

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If Climate 4.0 is the objective, what were/are Climates 1, 2 & 3?

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By Bruce Armstrong Taylor Climate 4.0 is a post-industrial-era state of biosphere equilibrium reached only when the unit being measured has not only achieved net-zero carbon, en toto, but is both circular and regenerative. And at the level of whatever unit is being measured. Unit being measured means the individual person (you/me), home, business, corporate enterprise, public agency, city, state/province, nation state.

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IPCC COP26 Report Summary for Policy-Makers

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SEC Proposal Addresses GHG Emissions Challenge

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The SEC's proposed rule changes regarding corporate reporting of Scope 1 and 2, and under certain circumstances, Scope 3 greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, strike a middle ground between the view that strong, relentless government regulation is needed to address climate-change and the view that the market should decide everything. By having companies report their emissions – which in itself will enforce a discipline upon them to document and more closely manage their carbon profile across the scope

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Mobile is Driving Progress in Sub-Saharan Africa

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The dynamic growth of mobile communications is driving positive socioeconomic progress throughout the developing world. The most dramatic effects have been seen in Sub-Saharan Africa. I make these statements by analyzing the work I've been doing for the past decade with Tau Global Research , and I've been heartened to see similar opinions expressed by other people and organizations in recent years.

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