President Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline, but the relief may only be temporary.
Humanitarian organizations need to look beyond immediate incentives to redesign methods of relief delivery.
Despite the highly publicized bankruptcy of solar energy firm Solyndra, the solar industry has grown 300% since 2006 (with annual growth rates over 45% each year) and employs more than 100,000 Americans.
Is global warming fading from the American political agenda?
Ultimately, for a project that will neither create many sustainable jobs nor be in the interest of national security, the administration will likely expend a fair amount of political capital if it does go ahead and approve it.
A senior court advisor in the European Court of Justice confirmed this week that the European Union is legally allowed to compel airlines to pay for their greenhouse commissions when landing or taking off from European airports.
Conditional cash transfer programs in China have increased rates of facility-based delivery.
Hybrid models of profits and philanthropy -”impact investing”-have the potential to channel investment to Sub-Saharan Africa toward projects with high degrees of social impact. Their method of valuation would also identify high-impact technology innovations – donkey ambulances, anyone? – that might escape the radar of traditional private equity.
Only 1 in 8 major US insurers have formal policies in place to deal with climate change.
The financial crisis has tempered the more ambitious sustainability and energy-related goals of the GCC countries, but what remain are the momentum from previous investments and a degree of public willingness, awareness, and pressure to factor environmental sustainability in key decisions and processes.