Hosts Bruno Giussani and Christiana Figueres open Session 6 of Countdown Summit on October 15, 2021 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo: Gilberto Tadday / TED) Follow Countdown on Twitter and Instagram • Subscribe to the Countdown newsletter It’s the last morning of Countdown Summit, and we have a better sense of
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria have quickly risen up the list of key priorities for businesses in recent years. Companies are now all too aware they will be assessed not just on the strength of their balance sheets or quality of their service, but also on their ethical stance.
Last Monday’s spectacular harvest moon and the autumnal equinox have ushered in a new season to garden in. Photons diminish daily, nighttime temperatures drop, heavy dew falls most mornings, while daytimes can be surprisingly hot in infrared-rich sunlight. Earth’s northern hemisphere is turning its back to the sun as we
As the global ecological crisis impacts ever-more lives, it is becoming clearer that we cannot talk about cimate change, pollution or biodiversity loss without talking about inequality — whether that’s determined by gender, race, class, sexual orientation or disability. As Thenjiwe McHarris, a leading Black Lives Matter activist and co-founder
Our planet is unequivocally in climate and ecological crisis, and healthcare is a major contributor. According to an article published in the Lancet in 2020, healthcare accounts for 1–5% of total global environmental impacts and more than 5% of national environmental impacts in some countries. In England, medicines account for
Protecting environment a dangerous activity in India Government, big business, mafia: All pose equal threats Environment September 15, 2021 Global Witness gathered and analysed 2020 data from around the world involving lethal attacks on environmental defenders, and discovered that an average of more than four people a week died while
There were a number of heavy thunderstorms in late July and early-to-mid August. Almost a million Michiganders lost electricity in the worst of the storms. For some, getting the lights back on took a week. WEMU’s David Fair and Michigan League of Conservation Voters executive director Lisa Wozniak wanted to
On August 4, 2021, on my programme, Development Focus with Jide Ojo on ITV, Abuja, I was privileged to host an environmentalist, Mr. Olusola Babalola, the Executive Director of Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Development Awareness. He was on the programme to discuss the topic: “Managing environmental hazards in Nigeria”.
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. Our Nation has an abiding commitment to empower our workers and communities; promote and protect our public health and the environment; and conserve
Author: Gillian Moon, UNSW Concerns have long been held about certain adverse human and environmental rights impacts of the international investment arbitration system, or investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), under which foreign investors seek compensation for state violations of international investment agreements. Human rights experts are particularly concerned about the asymmetric