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Environmental Social Governance, Environmental Protection, Environmental Sustainability

For the past four decades the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Japan, Australia, and other developed nations have adopted sweeping environmental protection regulations to address the state of their air, water, soil and other natural resources, to protect human life and to protect and preserve the natural environment.  The imposition of environmental regulations on business, while having a steep price, has had the beneficial effect of reversing two centuries of the harmful effects of the Industrial Revolution.  And yet, despite all the progress, the work of protecting and preserving the Earth is never ending.  As the Industrial Revolution spreads to developed nations, there is ever more “environment work” to be addressed. 

The original movement to protect the Earth and its inhabitants in more recent times was the Conservation Movement, stretching back to the 1800s; then more recently came the Environmental Movement; and now we see the emerging global Sustainability Movement.  This section of Accountability Central is devoted to topics environmental, including news, research and insights, commentary and opinion, and more. 

 

News & Updates

April 21, 2014 Climate Change Action: Faith Community Called to Lead by Example

Source: CP Post

A number of organizations continue speaking out about the urgent need to address climate change, however, with The Climate Group, which hosted the Climate Week conference in New York in September 2013, offering that a global...

April 18, 2014 Pope urged to back fossil fuel divestment campaign

Responding To Climate Change - It cautions that, despite this, fossil fuel companies are still exploring for new reserves to burn. The îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî has warned that the world has a finite...

April 18, 2014 Earth Day 2014: Why The Public Isn't Warming To The Climate Change Debate

Source: Forbes

Many environmental activists, fueled by generous support from super-wealthy Democratic donors, are vowing to make climate change a top priority in the 2014 elections and beyond. There are several reasons they won’t be...

Research & Insights

April 20, 2014 China's New Bird Flu Might Put People at Risk, Report Says

Philadelphia Daily News - The danger posed by this virus should not be underestimated, warned study co-author Dr. Mingbin Liu, of the Nanchang City îCenter for Disease Controlî and Prevention. "A second case of H10N8...

April 17, 2014 Poll: 88 percent of Californians say there is 'a serious water shortage' in the state

Source: Mercury News

Nearly nine out of 10 Californians say the state is suffering from a “serious water shortage,” according to a new poll that confirms widespread concern over the lack of rain, diminished Sierra snowpack and low reservoir levels...

April 15, 2014 Global warming - just a giant natural fluctuation

Source: Lab Product News

Montreal, QC - An analysis of temperature data since 1500 all but rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth’s climate, according to a new study by McGill...

Commentary & Opinion

April 17, 2014 Felipe Calderón: Economic Arguments Needed to Fight Climate Change

Source: Forbes

What do Chinese coal plants and the American legislative branch have in common? They are both major adversaries in the fight against climate change, according to former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón. “The most serious...

April 17, 2014 A Risk Analyst Explains Why Climate Change Risk Misperception Doesn’t Necessarily Matter

Source: NY Times

David Ropeik, the risk communication consultant and author of “How Risky is it, Really? Why Our Fears Don’t Always Match the Facts,” had some concerns about the way I characterized our “inconvenient minds” in my TEDx talk in...

April 16, 2014 Lynn Youngblood: A reflection for Mother Earth

Source: The Examiner

Do you know what big event is right around the corner? I will give you a hint – it is on April 22nd. That makes it Earth Day! This year brings the 44st Earth Day celebration since this special day was first named in 1970 by U.S....


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