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  • A Radical Change in Supply and Demand Needed to Reach Paris Agreement

    A Radical Change in Supply and Demand Needed to Reach Paris Agreement

    The climate agreement reached in Paris in December 2015 was an unprecedented global achievement. Delegates from 195 countries agreed to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees C and pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees C. Signatory ...

    Jules Kortenhorst;Thomas Koch

  • How can we reduce concrete’s hefty carbon footprint?

    How can we reduce concrete’s hefty carbon footprint?

    A roomful of materials scientists, gathered at UCLA for a recent conference on “grand challenges in construction materials,” slowly passed a brick-size white block around the room. They held in their hands, briefly, part of the solution ...

  • How to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles in Canada

    How to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles in Canada

    Currently, there are close to 18,500 electric vehicles (EVs) on the road in Canada, 5 years after they were introduced to market. Still, Canada has half the number of EVs per inhabitant compared with the United States. For ...

  • An Opportunity to Develop a North American Price on Carbon

    An Opportunity to Develop a North American Price on Carbon

    Instruments for pricing carbon are beginning to proliferate. In recent years, South Korea implemented a trading system; France and Portugal implemented carbon taxes; China began seven subnational trading system pilots and announced a national ...

    Gwynne Taraska;Greg Dotson

  • What Every Business Leader Needs to Know about Sustainability

    What Every Business Leader Needs to Know about Sustainability

    Our World is at an Inflection Point The world is changing, and changing fast. Periodically our economy experiences a shift, a change or an inflection point, which marks the end of an era and the new beginning one. For instance, the Great ...

    Eamonn Percy

  • 5 ways leaders can evolve their thinking about workspaces of the future

    5 ways leaders can evolve their thinking about workspaces of the future

    Last week, senior government officials, business leaders and global thinkers gathered in Vancouver at the 2016 GLOBE Series Conference and Innovation Expo with a goal of uncovering new ways to turn environmental challenges into business ...

    Andrea Goertz

  • Making your ‘tough times’ speech a path to the promised land.

    Making your ‘tough times’ speech a path to the promised land.

    Over the past two weeks, I’ve done a series of blogs and webinars for chief executives faced with perhaps the toughest public speaking assignment of all: rallying employees demoralized by a terrible economy and insecure jobs. My first piece ...

    Marc Stoiber

  • Aircraft CO2 Standards – One Step Closer But No Take Off Yet!

    Aircraft CO2 Standards – One Step Closer But No Take Off Yet!

    The long awaited standard for aircraft CO2 emissions made further headway at a recent meeting of the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The new environmental measure was unanimously recommended by the 170 ...

  • TELUS and Green Standards Partner to Responsibly Decommission Office Spaces Across Canada

    TELUS and Green Standards Partner to Responsibly Decommission Office Spaces Across Canada

    Green Standards and TELUS, Canada’s fastest growing telecommunications provider, have worked together since 2012 to decommission office spaces across the country, including spaces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. ...

  • Outcome of COP21 in Paris: Key Points of the Landmark Climate Deal

    Outcome of COP21 in Paris: Key Points of the Landmark Climate Deal

    The historic agreement to combat climate change and to unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future was agreed by 195 nations at the conclusionof the COP 21 Summit in Paris. The universal ...

  • Cities on the front lines of climate changes negotiations

    Cities on the front lines of climate changes negotiations

    Can you imagine a major city powered entirely by renewable energy? That’s the target Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson has set for 2050, earning him accolades from fellow green mayors. Coming from five continents, they joined former New York ...

    Velma McColl

  • What Business Leaders Need to Know About the Paris Climate Conference – Andrew Winston

    What Business Leaders Need to Know About the Paris Climate Conference – Andrew Winston

    World leaders and policymakers are meeting (defiantly) in Paris now to take on climate change. After 20 years of global negotiations that got us approximately nowhere near where the science tells us we need to be, this time looks different. The ...

    Andrew Winston

  • New Guide to Carbon Pricing Leadership

    New Guide to Carbon Pricing Leadership

    At a special event on the margins of COP21, Heads of State put the spotlight on carbon pricing as a necessary and effective measure to tackle the climate change challenge. Together with a global agreement, a sufficient price for carbon ...

  • Simple guides will help businesses save money and energy

    Simple guides will help businesses save money and energy

    Zero Waste Scotland has launched two new, easy-to-use guides to help businesses to improve their bottom line figures, just by following some simple energy-saving tips. The Resource Efficient Scotland Myth Busters and 101 easy ways to cut your ...

  • Is technology the path to a lower carbon future?

    Is technology the path to a lower carbon future?

    Advances in technology will keep energy supplies plentiful and affordable – enough to meet projected demand many times over — and help pave the way to a lower carbon energy mix, according to data published today in the BP Technology ...

  • If one country takes the lead, will the rest follow?

    If one country takes the lead, will the rest follow?

    Though most countries agree that warming must be limited to 2 degrees Celsius to avoid the raft of climate risks, they clash about who should do what to reach this target. This could lead to gridlock in Paris in December and potential failure at ...

  • The Arguments Against Climate Action Are Crumbling Fast

    The Arguments Against Climate Action Are Crumbling Fast

    It’s getting very hard for the “go slow” crowd on climate and the clean economy. All of the best talking points are completely falling apart. Here are 7 core arguments about why the U.S. acting on climate change, or building a ...

    Andrew Winston

  • Will we always have Paris?

    Will we always have Paris?

    After 20 years of international negotiations to cut greenhouse gas emissions, with one aging protocol to show, talks among nations face a critical climax this December in France. New climate legislation and a brake on global warming hang in the ...

    Sandra Odendahl

  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership — friend or foe to the environment?

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership — friend or foe to the environment?

    On October 5, 2015, Canada announced that it had concluded negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”). The TPP is a free trade agreement which will provide Canada with preferential and unprecedented access to the Asia-Pacific ...

    Megan Strachan;Mark L. Madras

  • Equity crowdfunding in Canada Q&A: what is the current state of the law?

    Equity crowdfunding in Canada Q&A: what is the current state of the law?

    There is some confusion in the Canadian financial and legal marketplace about the exact state of the law regarding equity crowdfunding. This confusion is understandable, given the fact that there have been a number of different recent developments, ...

    Don Collie