Green Government Policies Save Lives

U.S. Green Technology

Government officials recognize the importance of conservation services and team up with professionals to develop solutions. The post Green Government Policies Save Lives appeared first on U.S.

Climate Cruelty and Local Governments

The Environmental Blog

Local governments are uniquely impacted by climate change. But climate change’s cruelty extends to American governance, too. The level of government least able to mitigate and adapt is the level of government most affected. Climate Change Local Governments


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‘Lukewarmist’ Peer Set for Role Scrutinising Government Climate Policy


A Conservative peer who was until last year a trustee of the UK’s most prominent climate science denial group is set to be appointed to a parliamentary committee tasked with overseeing the UK government’s climate policy.

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Electricity players lack green roadmap, fear government policies: report


Amid the flurry to decarbonise post-COP26, firms in Asia also appear to favour hydrogen fuel and face more pressure from shareholders

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How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

6 Cities and Local Governments Accelerating Zero Carbon Buildings

The City Fix

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Policy, not politics, will change America's meat habits


Policy, not politics, will change America's meat habits. I think the meat wars are going to be worse than energy," Jennifer Jacquet, an environmental policy expert at New York University, told the HEATED newsletter. Jim Giles. Fri, 04/30/2021 - 02:30.

Policy for a Circular Economy: Part 2


Policy for a Circular Economy: Part 2. policy landscape around plastics, recycling and solid waste management? The steady growth of public attention around plastics and packaging has led to a revitalized policy focus in the U.S. packaging policy landscape.

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Canada’s 2020 emissions data shows impact of COVID—but also climate policy

Clean Energy Canada

It also makes governments more accountable as the impacts of their policies are more closely tracked. The post Canada’s 2020 emissions data shows impact of COVID—but also climate policy appeared first on Clean Energy Canada. Media Releases Canada Emissions Federal Government

Senior Policy Advisor, Clean Transportation

Clean Energy Canada

SEEKING a strategic thinker and energetic leader to join our policy team’s efforts to advance clean transportation priorities in Canada. Provide advice and contribute to policy discussions federally and, where appropriate, at provincial levels of government. Create Policy.

What Canada can learn from U.S. clean construction policies: report

Clean Energy Canada

TORONTO — Governments around the world are using public procurement—the system used to make purchasing decisions—as a tool to tackle climate change and support jobs. Here in Canada, governments buy about 30% of all steel, cement, and concrete sold annually.

New lawsuits challenge UK government’s “greenwashing and climate delay”

Envirotec Magazine

Both ClientEarth and Friends of the Earth are taking the government to court over strategies intended to advance the transition to a low emissions future. The Government claims that those producing pollution should bear the cost of managing it.

Institute for Government slams 'incoherent' government net zero policymaking

Business Green

Policy decisions surrounding new coal mines, air passenger duty, and North Sea oil and gas are undermining the government's net zero agenda, think tank warns. A lack of joined-up policy making has often undermined cross-government ambitions," the IfG report states. "In

Better Parking Management Can Help Cities Recover from COVID and Achieve Public Policy Goals

The City Fix

In some ways, cities are like households: they must make adjustments in spending based on cash flow. If your income is cut in half, then you may have to dramatically rethink your standard of living. COVID-19 has hit many households. Continue reading on

Companies are jumping aboard the federal packaging and recycling policy train


Companies are jumping aboard the federal packaging and recycling policy train. With new federal bills up for review and debate, and packaging being a bull’s eye, the status of packaging and recycling policy is in flux. We need those policy motivators," she said.

New Oregon Energy Policy Simulator Modeling Shows Major Benefits Of Accelerating Climate Policies

Energy Innovation

This week, Energy Innovation launched the Oregon Energy Policy Simulator (EPS) , our newest state-specific, open-source, peer-reviewed, and nonpartisan model that estimates the environmental, economic, and public health impacts of hundreds of climate and energy policies.

Policy Manager

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Policy Manager | Center for Resource Solutions | San Francisco. Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) is seeking a candidate with 2-5 years’ experience to join its expanding renewable energy policy and market development team. This position will track CRS state policy outreach and play a key role in supporting CRS’s technical assistance and international policy work, along with the new Clean Energy Accounting Project (CEAP).

How U.S. government procurement can lead the clean economy


government procurement can lead the clean economy. After 50 years of incremental progress in making its purchasing more sustainable, the federal government still faces tremendous challenges to making acquisitions value sustainability, reduce carbon and halt climate changes to our environment. Every decision the government makes with its $600 billion of annual purchasing power has an impact — it could and should be a positive one. Policy & Politics. How U.S.

Author Roland Kupers: We can't rely on governments or businesses—we need a climate policy revolution


Governments are unwilling and market forces are not enough. Tackling a problem as complex as climate change in the post-Covid era requires systemic change, argues author Roland Kupers

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Planning to fail: net zero is impossible without urgent changes to planning policy, says countryside charity

Envirotec Magazine

Reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is impossible without urgent changes to national planning policy, analysis by CPRE, the countryside charity, appears to have found. The fact that they don’t come close to doing so is proof of the failure of current national planning policy.

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Local and Regional Policy and Government Affairs Manager

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Local and Regional Policy and Government Affairs Manager | San Francisco Public Utilities Commission | San Francisco. The Local and Regional Policy and Government Affairs (PGA) Manager will coordinate complex policy and government affairs duties for the SFPUC, shepherding legislation through the local and regional legislative process and responding to constituent requests from elected officials.

What Is A Green Procurement Policy?

Green Business Bureau

Green Procurement Policy. A green procurement or green purchasing policy (GPP) is put in place to guide businesses when acquiring materials, supplies and services and selecting such products based on their impact on the environment and human health. Green Procurement Policy Principles.

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New global commission to redefine water governance unveiled at Davos


The global population relies on water for its survival - yet the conversation on how water resources are managed and governed is missing from the global policy stage, said experts at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting on Wednesday

Senior Administrative Analyst for Policy and Government Affairs

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Senior Administrative Analyst for Policy and Government Affairs | CleanPowerSF | San Francisco. The PGA team is responsible for SFPUC’s public policy and political strategy at the local, state and federal level around water, wastewater, energy, climate change, infrastructure financing and workforce development. We work in a fast-paced environment, often managing complex and impactful policy issues and projects with multiple moving parts.

What Startups Have Taught Us About Unlocking Climate Policy Innovation

Elemental Excelerator

In our work deploying first-of-their-kind projects with climate tech entrepreneurs, we hear again and again that policy barriers present constant challenges, regardless of the industry in which they operate. That’s why we launched the Policy Lab on Earth Day in 2021.

Risk of recycling crisis as UK Government ‘deaf’ to industry concerns about Red Diesel ban

Envirotec Magazine

The body representing Scottish SME resource and waste management operators says recycling services across the country are under threat following the UK Government’s refusal to exempt the sector from today’s cutting of the Red Diesel exemption.

EV Charging Infrastructure Industry Growth Driven by Government policies for interconnected charging infrastructure networks


In 2020 and early 2021, the rapid evolution of EVSE infrastructure continued. In several nations, efforts are underway to deliberately plan and deploy large-scale interconnected EV charging stations along major transportation corridors. Digitalization, interoperability, and charging network roadmaps are all important concerns in the planning process. In several cases, stimulus packages are supplementing money for EV infrastructure

EU methane policy recommendations

EDF + Business

Governments have a pivotal role in developing and implementing policy and regulation that achieve ambitious emission reduction outcomes. ” Download the policy recommendations. The post EU methane policy recommendations appeared first on EDF+Business.

Turning action into law: government’s accountability legislation a critical step

Clean Energy Canada

We particularly welcome the new requirement that the federal government report on its own climate-related financial risks and opportunities, under the purview of the finance minister. Media Releases Climate Policy Federal Government

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Vietnam’s trade ministry heeds calls to extend wind power tariff policy, submits proposal to government


If signed, the extension will give the industry and investors the certainty and confidence needed to maintain wind energy momentum in the country, experts say

Vancouver receives $22M from federal government for urban climate centre

CleanTech Alliance

On Thursday, the federal government announced it will be giving $22 million to help the city create an urban climate centre […]. Industry News Public PolicySource: CTV News Vancouver, Alyse Kotyk, August 29, 2019 t’s been eight years since Vancouver adopted the goal of becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020 and that deadline is swiftly approaching.

Federal budget correctly links climate action with economic growth

Clean Energy Canada

VICTORIA — Mark Zacharias, special advisor at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the federal government’s Budget 2022 : “Today’s federal budget was the first step toward realizing last week’s historic Emissions Reduction Plan to reach Canada’s 2030 climate target.

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Government has failed to tackle fast fashion, despite the problem worsening, says report

Envirotec Magazine

In comparison, research published by the University of Cambridge earlier this year showed that there have been 14 government strategies containing 689 policies to tackle obesity. For example, only five per cent of policies (one policy) contained any details of a cost and/or budget.

Australian government stumbles in climate crisis response

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Australian government appears conflicted in its efforts to adopt environmentally progressive policies following the country's recent bushfires and record temperatures

Brown, female and on the bus: A personal journey into transportation policy


Brown, female and on the bus: A personal journey into transportation policy. I was raised in such strictly traditional surroundings, we may as well have been in my grandparents’ village in Iran, just without the bombs and threats from the government (at least, not at that point).

US Government Awards Planet EOCL Contract

Planet Pulse

government’s industry-defining procurement vehicle for unclassified commercial satellite imagery and represents the Federal government’s significant investment in and commitment to the commercial remote sensing sector and the capabilities and value it provides.

Vice President, Policy

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Vice President, Policy | CalStart | Washington DC. CALSTART is seeking a highly motivated, experienced, and results-oriented Vice President to lead industry stakeholders and partners in government to develop and implement policies that support clean transportation at the national and state levels. The candidate should have a strong track record of working with diverse stakeholders and coalitions to advance major public policies.

Parliament's scrutiny of government green policy has never been more important

Business Green

With G7 and COP26 fast approaching, Environmental Audit Committee chair Philip Dunne argues the government must adopt a solutions-driven approach to environmental policy. The government should be commended for how quickly it offered financial support to protect businesses and jobs.

Federal Policy Director

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Federal Policy Director | CalStart | Washington DC. CALSTART is seeking a Federal Policy Director to advance our work nationally. The Federal Policy Director (FPD) will play a key role in working with us and our 270+ member companies to identify, develop, and secure passage of new laws, regulations, and investments that will accelerate the growth of the clean transportation industry. Advancement of policy is a core CALSTART strategy to grow the industry.

2nd Annual Future of Carbon Policy Forum

Low Carbon Prosperity

2nd Annual Future of Carbon Policy Forum. The 2nd Annual Future of Carbon Policy Forum brought together over 100 participants to build momentum and collaboration in achieving carbon reduction goals in the state. 5-Kenneth-Dragoon-RHA-Future-of-Carbon-Policy-Dec-2019.

'Move from ambition to action': Government urged to ramp up green policies and spending in 2021

Business Green

Green Alliance warns that major decarbonisation policy gaps must be filled next year if government is to achieve its bold 2030 carbon reduction target. We'll be looking for the government to move from ambition to action in 2021, with new policies to make hitting the targets possible.".

Government sets out new targets on air quality, water pollution, waste and woodland cover

Envirotec Magazine

The UK government announced new environmental targets in four key areas of air quality, water, waste reduction and woodland cover on 16 March. On air quality, the government has proposed a legally-binding target to halve the levels of PM2.5

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Tory Climate Policies are ‘Socialist’ Says New Head of Policy at Influential Westminster Think Tank


An influential think tank with close ties to MPs has hired a head of policy who called the government’s climate policies “socialist” and likened proposed green legislation to a “Soviet Five Year Plan”.