Climate change

ECrent Global Sharing/Rental Platform Offers Special Deal for Users

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 8:41am

Global warming, various natural disasters and the Covid-19 epidemic has impacted the global economy, business activities, and daily lives of individuals.

Key Points: 
  • Global warming, various natural disasters and the Covid-19 epidemic has impacted the global economy, business activities, and daily lives of individuals.
  • With over 3.8 billion Internet users worldwide creating a huge development potential for ECrent, SEII believes that the platform will continue to be the revenue driver of the company.
  • Assuming that each person uploads one rental item on the Ecrent platform on average, the estimated income is US$3.8 billion.
  • Changes in the circumstances upon which we base our predictions and/or forward-looking statements could materially affect our actual results.

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales participating in today's release of annual ranking of World's 100 Most Sustainable Corporations

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 5:01am

The regional breakdown for companies in this year's ranking are as follows: Europe (46), North America (33), Asia (18), South America (2), Africa (1).

Key Points: 
  • The regional breakdown for companies in this year's ranking are as follows: Europe (46), North America (33), Asia (18), South America (2), Africa (1).
  • Normally announced at an event concurrent with the World Economic Forum in Davos, this year's Global 100 launch includes a virtual CEO roundtable discussion on speeding up the race to a net-zero-emission economy.
  • Twenty-eight of the Global 100 companies have signed the Business Ambition for 1.5C commitment , an initiative by a global coalition of UN agencies and business leaders to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.
  • For full Global 100 rankings and methodology details, please see corporateknights.com/global100

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales participating in today's release of annual ranking of World's 100 Most Sustainable Corporations

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 5:01am

The regional breakdown for companies in this year's ranking are as follows: Europe (46), North America (33), Asia (18), South America (2), Africa (1).

Key Points: 
  • The regional breakdown for companies in this year's ranking are as follows: Europe (46), North America (33), Asia (18), South America (2), Africa (1).
  • Normally announced at an event concurrent with the World Economic Forum in Davos, this year's Global 100 launch includes a virtual CEO roundtable discussion on speeding up the race to a net-zero-emission economy.
  • Twenty-eight of the Global 100 companies have signed the Business Ambition for 1.5C commitment , an initiative by a global coalition of UN agencies and business leaders to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.
  • For full Global 100 rankings and methodology details, please see corporateknights.com/global100

Marketing Executive Creates VirtMe Technology To Help Solve Global Clean Energy Crisis

Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 4:00am

Studies have already proven that Urban areas account for more than 70% of CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels.

Key Points: 
  • Studies have already proven that Urban areas account for more than 70% of CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels.
  • The key to stopping or slowing global warming may lie with citiesparticularly large and wealthy ones.
  • People who suffer from asthma, such as myself, CO2 creates major challenges to breathing," says Christopher Thomas, Chairman, VirtMe Technology.
  • "We are committed to providing a leading solution that improves the efficiency of meeting virtually, reduce anxiety limited to no social connectivity and do our part to help solve the clean energy crisis," said Christopher.

Help small-scale farmers adapt to climate change or face increased hunger and migration, warns IFAD President

Friday, January 22, 2021 - 4:05pm

ROME, Jan. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- If investments to help rural small-scale farmers adapt to climate change do not substantially increase, we risk widespread hunger and global instability, warned Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), ahead of the Climate Adaptation Summit next week.

Key Points: 
  • ROME, Jan. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- If investments to help rural small-scale farmers adapt to climate change do not substantially increase, we risk widespread hunger and global instability, warned Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), ahead of the Climate Adaptation Summit next week.
  • "They do little to cause climate change, but suffer the most from its impacts.
  • If not, then hunger, poverty and migration will become even more widespread in the years to come."
  • It aims to mobilise US$500 million to reduce climate change threats to food security, lower greenhouse gases and help more than 10 million people adapt to weather changes.

Now or Never: Terra.do's Mission to Build the World's Gateway for Climate Professionals

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 5:00pm

Terra.do's mission is to get 100 million climate-conscious people substantially working on climate change solutions relevant to them by 2030.

Key Points: 
  • Terra.do's mission is to get 100 million climate-conscious people substantially working on climate change solutions relevant to them by 2030.
  • The fully remote courses train professionals on the complexities of the global climate landscape.
  • The flagship program is Climate Change: Learning for Action, a 12-week intensive course covering every major angle of the climate landscape.
  • Action - Fellows and alumni engage with the climate solutions world in a variety of ways, including internships, projects, climate jobs, and entrepreneurship in climate.

Supply Chain Decarbonization Offers a Game-Changing Opportunity for Companies to Fight Climate Change

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 8:00am

New research published today by the World Economic Forum and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) shows how tackling supply chain emissions can be a game changer in the global fight against climate change.

Key Points: 
  • New research published today by the World Economic Forum and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) shows how tackling supply chain emissions can be a game changer in the global fight against climate change.
  • The report also points to the global nature of many supply chains, enabling companies to support decarbonization across borders and in countries where governments do not yet prioritize climate action.
  • The opportunity for impact is especially high for consumer-facing companies, whose supply chain emissions far outweigh their direct emissions from manufacturing.
  • Dominic Waughray, managing director, World Economic Forum, said: "This important report shows how companies have the opportunity to make a hug impact in the fight against climate change by also decarbonizing their supply chains.

U.S. Mayors Applaud President Biden's Day One Action on Climate Change, Efforts to Advance Environmental Justice

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 12:24am

On the issue of climate change, the President has taken numerous actions consistent with longstanding U.S. Conference of Mayors' (USCM) policy.

Key Points: 
  • On the issue of climate change, the President has taken numerous actions consistent with longstanding U.S. Conference of Mayors' (USCM) policy.
  • Most notably, he rejoined the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, reestablishing America's role in the global effort to combat climate change and revoked executive actions by the Trump Administration that threatened the nation's public health and environment.
  • "America's mayors welcome the Federal Government back to the climate change fight.
  • About the United States Conference of Mayors--The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more.

Oceana Calls President Biden’s Initial Actions on Climate “Hope for Our Oceans”

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 8:19pm

In response, Oceana released the following statement from Jacqueline Savitz, chief policy officer:

Key Points: 
  • In response, Oceana released the following statement from Jacqueline Savitz, chief policy officer:
    President Bidens swift action on climate offers hope for our oceans.
  • For too long, our oceans have borne the brunt of the climate crisis, absorbing about a third of the carbon dioxide we emit.
  • And climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of storms, droughts and wildfires that are taking a toll on human lives.
  • Oceana is rebuilding abundant and biodiverse oceans by winning science-based policies in countries that control one-third of the worlds wild fish catch.

Renewable Energy Powerhouse Applauds the New President's Re-Engagement to the Paris Climate Agreement

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 5:42pm

The threat of climate change remains very real, and a concerted global effort to meet the challenge is essential for success.

Key Points: 
  • The threat of climate change remains very real, and a concerted global effort to meet the challenge is essential for success.
  • It is important for the U.S. to be back in a leadership role, and we expect our elected leaders to take this commitment seriously."
  • The Paris Climate Agreement was adopted by nearly every nation in 2015 to address climate change and its negative impacts, but the United States withdrew from participation under the Trump administration.
  • Headquartered in Dallas, Tri Global Energy ( www.triglobalenergy.com ) is a leading wind developer in Texas and is among the top five in the U.S. for projects under construction.