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  • Syngenta scientist outlines new risk-assessment approach

     Speaking to scientists at the Society of Toxicology (SOT) FutureTox MeetingOct. 18 in Washington, D.C., Syngenta Principal ...


    By Syngenta

  • Corporate Approaches to Water Risks Outdated and Dangerous

    The recently released CDP Global Water Report 2013 establishes that a misguided approach to water-related risk management has become business as usual at the world’s largest global companies.  Corporate focus is too often directed at reducing water use, which is an inadequate response to increasingly immediate substantive water risks, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Oil and gas leaders identify opportunities and risks for 2012

    Sector leaders meet in London to discuss the outlook for 2012 and beyond at GL Noble Denton roundtable event - Participants agree that greater capital expenditure is certain this year, but warn of other hurdles ahead A group of European oil and gas industry leaders have expressed heightened confidence in the development of the sector this year, following an impressive start to 2012. ...


  • New software to standardise risk assessment of pesticide pollution

    Researchers have developed a computer tool to help standardise risk assessment procedures for pesticides across Europe. The software combines climate, soil and crops data specific to each location to help understand the potential impact of each pesticide used. Pesticides used in farming can contaminate surface and ground waters through a number of means: runoff, infiltration and leaching, for ...

  • New Climate Normal Poses Severe Risks to Development

    The impact of Climate Change may now be unavoidable because the Earth’s atmospheric system is locked into warming close to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by mid-century, according to a new report by the World Bank Group which announces major adverse impacts. As the planet warms further, heat-waves and other weather extremes that today occur once in hundreds of years, if ever, would ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • China urged to take technological risk more seriously

    Like many other countries, China is currently reviewing the safety of its nuclear power programme following the damage caused by Japan's tsunami to the Fukushima nuclear plant in March, promising that 'full safety checks' of existing reactors would be carried out. Although the government has also suspended approval of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Fossil fuel firms fail to report climate risks

    Fossil fuel companies operating in the UK are accused by a financial monitoring group of a “staggering” disregard for their obligation to acknowledge the risks which climate change poses to them and their investors. An alliance of non-governmental organisations says the situation is so serious that there should be intervention by the UK Financial Reporting ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 3E wins big for risk mitigation platform

    Environmental health and safety provider 3E Company’s web-based platform for risk mitigation, known as 3ESC, has won top product of the year at the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards. 3ESC is 3E’s platform helps companies navigate the complexities associated with achieving product-and supplier-level compliance while helping to mitigate risk in the supply chain. One ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • World Water Day: Understanding water risk

    It’s rare for water to make waves at the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering of business leaders and finance ministers. But the most recent Davos summit was an exception. A new eye-opening report ranked water supply among the top five global risks in terms of impact– on par with systemic ...

  • Australia’s economy at risk if climate change not addressed

    The Chief Executive of CEDA, the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia, the Hon. Stephen Martin, says climate change is both an environmental and an economic issue, despite recent comments from senior politicians that seemed to question the latter. His comments accompanied the release of a major review of the impacts of climate on Australia’s economy (The Economics of Climate ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Greyling Chosen as Geosyntec Insurance Broker and Risk Consultant

    Greyling is pleased to announce it has been chosen as the insurance broker for Geosyntec Consultants, Inc., an international environmental engineering and consulting firm with 50 U.S. offices as well as operations in Australia, Canada, Malaysia, and the United Kingdom. "Greyling provides a high level of service and expertise," says Jon Dickinson, Chief Financial Officer for Geosyntec, "That ...


  • Risky Business – The Economic Risks From Climate Change

    The American economy could face significant and widespread disruptions from climate change unless U.S. businesses and policymakers take immediate action to reduce climate risk, according to a new report released today. The report, “Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States,” summarizes findings of an independent ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation announces $7 million in funding for adaptation projects in Alberta

    The Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation is providing $7 million in funding to support three projects that will help Albertans prepare for climate change. "CCEMC is pleased to support these projects that enhance Alberta's capacity to adapt to climate change," said CCEMC Chair Eric Newell. "Timely action is necessary to ensure we minimize impacts to Alberta's environment ...


  • Jamaica’s coastal capital at risk: report from the field

    A new economic valuation shows what Jamaica’s economy stands to lose if its coral reefs decline further. Last week, I traveled to Jamaica with my colleagues Lauretta Burke and Benjamin Kushner to launch a new analysis called Coastal Capital: Jamaica – The Economic Contribution of Jamaica’s ...

  • SAP xEM: A solution for growth by Ishmael Cooper, Senior Project Manager of Tesoro Corporation

    Untitled Document Tesoro Corporation, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a leading independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products, operating six refineries in the Western United States. Tesoro ...


  • Carbon Disclosure Project Renews Partnership with FirstCarbon Solutions to Measure Supply Chain Carbon Management

    FirstCarbon Solutions, a pioneer and industry leader in environmental sustainability solutions for business, today announced an expanded partnership with the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). FirstCarbon Solutions will score companies' submissions on their greenhouse gas emissions and ...


    By FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS)

  • Foster Wheeler Awarded Project Management Consultancy Contract for Cilacap Refinery Upgrade in Indonesia

    Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq: FWLT) announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by PT Pertamina (Persero) (“Pertamina”), the national oil company of the Republic of Indonesia, to provide project management consultancy services for the Residue Fluid Catalytic Cracker (RFCC) Project at the ...


  • Climate Change – What are the investment risks and opportunities?

    A new report from Mercer modelling the potential impact of climate change on investments, has found investors cannot ignore the implications for investment returns. The research reveals investors can manage the risk most effectively by looking ‘under the hood’ of their portfolios and factoring climate change into their risk modelling, which requires a significant behavioral shift for ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Weathering the Storm - Climate change as growing business risk

    Most major companies see extreme weather and other climate change impacts as current or near-term business risks, but lack the data and tools needed to effectively assess and manage these risks, according to a report by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). The report, Weathering the Storm: Building Business Resilience to Climate Change, provides a detailed snapshot of the state of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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