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Green or Greedy? Corporations’ Role in Global Sustainable Development

cover_2014SoWLou Pingeot's State of the World 2014 chapter, "Scrutinizing  the Corporate Role in the Post-2015 Development Agenda," explores the shifting role of corporations in the UN’s global effort for sustainability.
As national governments flounder to resolve pressing global challenges, corporations are positioning themselves within the United Nations framework as … Continue Reading ››

Providing 100% Clean Electricity Through the Spread of Renewables

On November 13, 2014, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), held the panel event “Renewable Energy at Scale in the U.S. and Europe: Lessons Learned and Best Practices,” in collaboration with the Transatlantic Climate Bridge and hosted by the German Embassy in Washington, D.C. The discussion continued the dialogue from an … Continue Reading ››

Net Gain: Fighting Ocean Pollution

This story was written by Nancy Averett and produced by FUTUREPERFECT. Ben Kneppers paused as he strolled around a music festival in Santiago, Chile. In front of him was a booth where local kids could repair damaged skateboards, making them ride-able again rather than throwing them away. Kneppers, an environmental consultant originally from … Continue Reading ››

Learning from Icarus

What if Icarus’ father—knowing his son would fly too close to the sun—had made the wings he designed more resilient? What if he had used bone and string and not just wax to bind them? Would this ancient myth have turned out any differently? Probably not. Icarus would have simply flown closer to the … Continue Reading ››

Scaling Up Renewables in Europe and the United States

How can the United States and Europe keep growing clean power at large scales? On November 13, 2014, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) held the panel event “Renewable Energy at Scale in the U.S. and Europe: Lessons Learned and Best Practices,” in collaboration with the Transatlantic Climate Bridge and hosted by … Continue Reading ››

Rise and Shine: Haiti’s Bright Energy Future

This article was originally printed in Haiti Libre,  a Haitian news outlet that aims to catalyze  the debate of ideas, promote the expression of critical thinking, and initiate a participatory process. There is hardly a place on Earth where the advantages of domestic renewable power are as evident as in Haiti. Today, the country’s electricity system relies … Continue Reading ››

Seven Climate Change Impacts That Are Altering Our Planet Now

The year 2014 is set to go down as one of the most important years yet in the battle against climate change because of strong international momentum. This was highlighted most recently by the United Nations Climate Leaders’ Summit, and will be on the minds of delegates during the upcoming annual round of UN climate … Continue Reading ››