Navigating internal politics to ‘get it done’

GreenBiz

Navigating internal politics to ‘get it done’. Often the most difficult aspect of a corporate sustainability professional’s job isn’t conducting materiality assessments, developing SASB indices or creating ESG reports — it’s dealing with good, old-fashioned organizational politics.

Biden and the future of clean energy politics

GreenBiz

Biden and the future of clean energy politics. The inauguration of Joe Biden as president is the dawn of a new political era; for the first time, the stars are aligning for the clean energy sector to unleash its full potential. . Sarah Golden. Fri, 01/22/2021 - 01:00.

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

GreenBiz

Policy, not politics, will change America's meat habits. Jim Giles. Fri, 04/30/2021 - 02:30. As awareness of the climate impact of meat grows, a potential roadblock to cutting consumption is emerging: A culture war. . Conservatives and liberals have skirmished over this for several years.

When the political levee breaks

Eco-Business

If this year’s flooding and wildfires came as a surprise to inhabitants of rich countries, that is because the modern political compact was built on effective water management

Episode 242: Responsible mining, the politics of clean energy

GreenBiz

Episode 242: Responsible mining, the politics of clean energy. Policy & Politics. Heather Clancy. Fri, 10/23/2020 - 02:00. Week in Review. Stories discussed this week (7:25). Microsoft, Tiffany help carve out new responsible mining standard. Green 2.0:

Corporate Money in Politics Faces a Reckoning

Andrew Winston

Dozens of multinationals started by pausing all political donations. For Europeans, the move to take money out of politics doesn’t seem impressive. In a 5-4 decision, justices equated political spending with free speech.

The State of Sustainability in UK Politics

Terra Infirma

Every autumn, without fail, I watch the leaders’ speeches at the big three political party conferences. The post The State of Sustainability in UK Politics appeared first on Terra Infirma. Uncategorised leadership politics

Building Political Will to Act on Road Safety

The City Fix

Since its beginning in Sweden in the 1990s, Vision Zero has become a global movement to prevent road fatalities and serious injuries by undertaking a Safe System approach to road safety. But despite the documented successes of the approach in. Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

Fight or switch? How the low-carbon transition is disrupting fossil fuel politics

GreenBiz

Global fossil fuel and overall energy consumption are still rising. But the new focus on them shows that the end is near. Energy & Climate oil

Where’s the problem – politics, economy or population?

Low Impact

I know that there are also many people who spend an inordinate amount of time talking and thinking about politicians, political parties and elections. Those people, whatever their political leanings, can also support the decentralised economy that’s being built.

Energy politics: Why oil giant BP wants Washington lawmakers to put a price on carbon pollution

CleanTech Alliance

This latest chapter in BP’s political […]. Source: Seattle Times, Hal Bernton and Evan Bush, Jan 19 2020 Declaring that the “findings of climate scientists are real, and the world is on an unsustainable path,” energy giant BP is launching a public relations campaign this weekend to promote putting a price on carbon pollution in Washington state. Industry News Public Policy

UK Regulator Accused of Playing Politics Over ‘Perverse’ Price Controls

GreenTechMedia

Ofgem denies that political considerations are at play in the debate. Two types of politics at work. RIIO-2 is not happening in a political vacuum. The debate over the next round of price controls for U.K. transmission companies was always going to be a heated one.

In the Louisiana Bayou, Dolphin Victims of Hurricane Ida Set the Stage for a Political Fight Over Coastal Restoration

DeSmogBlog

Political leaders and residents in coastal areas that will be impacted by these diversions largely agree with the Lt. The post In the Louisiana Bayou, Dolphin Victims of Hurricane Ida Set the Stage for a Political Fight Over Coastal Restoration appeared first on DeSmog By Rocky Kistner.

Recycling Mystery: Political Yard Signs

AGreenLiving

Fall and spring are election seasons in the United States when citizens select their representatives… The post Recycling Mystery: Political Yard Signs appeared first on Earth911. More: Recycling Mystery: Political Yard Signs.

Are Progressive Climate Policies a Political Poison Pill?

GreenTechMedia

On this week's episode of Political Climate , we discuss how data is helping decode where the American public stands on progressive issues with Julian Brave NoiseCat, vice president of policy and strategy at the left-wing think tank Data for Progress.

Burning Political Questions on the California Wildfires

GreenTechMedia

There was no fire, but the blackout has caused tempers to flare and political tensions to rise. We discuss on this week’s episode of Political Climate with Michael Wara, director of the Climate and Energy Policy Program at Stanford University and a member of California's Commission on Catastrophic Wildfire Cost and Recovery (starts 17:00). ” Political Climate is recording a live show at UC San Diego on Monday, October 21st.

Political crisis and pandemic could push half of Myanmar’s population into poverty by 2022—UNDP

Eco-Business

After more than a decade of hard-won gains in the fight against poverty, the number of poor people in Myanmar could double as a result of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing political crisis, according to the UNDP

‘Mutualism’ will supersede traditional left vs right politics

Low Impact

No-one sensible, of any political persuasion, speaks out against them. There are currently two main perspectives when it comes to political economy, that are divisive and growing further apart, exacerbated by social media. Nature, democracy and community aren’t partisan issues.

Green Republican Trammell S. Crow on Reshaping US Politics to Solve Climate Change

GreenTechMedia

There is a lot of money in American politics. In light of these growing dollar figures, a group of billionaire donors from across the political spectrum say they’re laying down arms and joining forces to transform politics and tackle critical issues, such as climate change.

Can we stop stupid politics from ruining carbon farming?

Grist

But there’s still reason for caution: Politics has a way of distorting science. I suspect this overstatement has less to do with misunderstanding the science, and more to do with what inevitably happens to communication of the science when it enters the arms race of political rhetoric,” Bomford said. This story was originally published by Grist with the headline Can we stop stupid politics from ruining carbon farming?

Our response to: “why don’t you start a political party?”

Low Impact

There’s a question we often hear: “why don’t you start a political party?” Political parties write their manifestos, that members of the public read (OK, that part is pure fantasy). The post Our response to: “why don’t you start a political party?”

Did Climate Strikes and the UN Summit Influence American Politics?

GreenTechMedia

In this week’s episode of Political Climate we discuss takeaways from the Climate Strikes and UN climate summit, and how these events influenced U.S. politics. Political Climate is produced in partnership with the USC Schwarzenegger Institute, and thanks to invaluable support from producer Victoria Simon. Subscribe to the Political Climate podcast via Apple Podcasts , Spotify , Stitcher , Google Podcasts , Overcast or any of these other services

Inside the Koch Industrial Empire and Political Machine

GreenTechMedia

It got us thinking about them too — not just their role in politics, but about the company they built. The way the Kochs have secretly built their industrial empire tells us a lot about their approach to conservative politics. ” With David and Charles Koch back in the public spotlight, we’re talking with Christopher about their business practices, libertarian philosophies, and influence on politics. Last month, industrial tycoon David Koch passed away.

Political Freelance Writing Jobs

Impact Alpha

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Political and business leaders meet to agree new action for tackling air pollution

Envirotec Magazine

The International Clean Air summit has been convened by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and UK100, a group of 95 mayors and local authorities.

Biden and the future of clean energy politics

Business Green

The inauguration of Joe Biden as president is the dawn of a new political era; for the first time, the stars are aligning for the clean energy sector to unleash its full potential. The political sea change is larger than the whims of a single politician.

In B.C., support for climate action cuts across political lines. Here’s why

Clean Energy Canada

And the answer doesn’t look a whole lot different from any particular political vantage point. support for climate action cuts across political lines. You might be tempted to think that amid an unparalleled pandemic, an economic crisis, and an unseasonably cool summer in B.C.,

Navigating internal politics to ‘get it done’

AGreenLiving

Navigating internal politics to ‘get it done’ Mike Hower Thu, 05/13/2021 – 01:45 Getting things done in corporate sustainability is easier said than, well, done. Love it or hate it, politics exists wherever humans come together to take collective action.

Three major U.S. companies agree to disclose political spending

EDF + Business

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Politics and You !

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Key players in California energy politics. Successes that have inspired women to get involved in politics. Mary Hughes , a longtime political strategist, is president of Hughes & Co., a strategic communications and political consulting firm in Palo Alto. She graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations and has a Master’s in Public Administration from University of Southern California.

Policies for building back better are ‘a matter of political will’: UN chief economist

Eco-Business

Most resources are still flowing into unsustainable activities because of inertia, the way risk is assessed, and ‘debilitating’ uncertainty over what sustainable investment is, said UN assistant secretary-general Elliott Harris

The 1.5C global warming limit is not impossible - but without political action it soon will be

Business Green

But political action will determine whether it actually does. Limiting global warming to 1.5C this century is a central goal of the Paris Agreement. In recent months, climate experts and others , including in Australia, have suggested the target is now impossible.

British Columbians of all political stripes want a cleaner economy. Parties are missing an opportunity

Clean Energy Canada

It’s similarly surprising because public opinion points to climate action as a political winner. It’s a political one. The post British Columbians of all political stripes want a cleaner economy.

Freak storm or political climate change?

Business Green

The PM has already begun spending his Christmas political capital at a rate of knots, clearly hoping he can get the controversy out of the way early (a tactic that Mr Cameron would say can have mixed results).

Net zero is a huge opportunity for Scotland - and its political parties

Business Green

A perceived failure by the Scottish Government to deal with climate change, or to protect Scottish jobs and industries during the transition to net zero, may have considerable political ramifications.

'An amazing set of results': Could Green successes herald another realignment in British politics?

Business Green

But there was another narrative that was quietly ignited by last Thursday's wide-ranging and hugely varied electoral results, which could yet have huge repercussions for the UK's political and economic landscape.

Political 'retreat' on climate action harms all nations, says UN climate chief

Eco-Business

Helping poorer nations develop cleanly and adapt to climate threats is 'not charity but a global act of self-interest', says Patricia Espinosa

Political uncertainty poses obstacle to UN's global goals, businesses say

Eco-Business

Only one in five chief executives thinks business is playing a critical role in the wide-ranging development goals

Whistleblowers Fired, VP Resigns: Amazon's Looming Political Problems

Forbes Green Tech

Amazon understands consumer needs probably better than any other company. But it is failing to appreciate stakeholder expectations about climate protection and fair treatment of employees. The firing of whistleblowers may compromise its social license to operate.

Net Zero Festival: The political case for net zero

Business Green

VIDEO: Green Alliance executive director Shaun Spiers argues that while climate action has broken into the political mainstream, many politicians have yet to fully comprehend the scale of the net zero challenge ahead.

Australia’s Hellish Start to 2020: The Impact of Bushfires on the Grid and Politics of Oz

GreenTechMedia

This week on The Energy Gang , a look at the bushfires in Australia — their impact to the country, to the grid, and to politics of climate. Are the proposed changes to PURPA a thoughtful response to market conditions and cheap renewables, or a political play?

Ecumenical Greens: the rise in centrist environmental politics

Business Green

When you think of Green Parties, no matter the country you're in, you instinctively associate them with left-wing politics. Similarly, in Finland the Green League consider themselves off the political spectrum, with party members' economic views ranging from left to right.

BA Joint Major in Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Political Science

Green Market Oracle

The University of Northern British Columbia is offering a joint bachelor degree in environmental and sustainability studies and political science. The joint major explores environmental issues and the world of politics.