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Higher Ground

Earlier this month, I shared a video excerpt of my conversation with The Wall Street Journal editor and Stanford University ...

STORY URL: ECO:nomics: Preparing For The Big Storm
How can companies prepare for environmental disasters? J. Eric Smith, President and CEO of Swiss Re Americas talks about what steps companies can minimize their risk.

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Europe’s energy transition is in your hands!

Europe’s energy transition could be in worse shape indeed. While it is not certain whether the EU will meet ...

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ASEAN's road to a community of caring societies

Another major step in the process of ASEAN integration is going to unfold in 2015 -- the formation of the ASEAN ...

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Calculating climate insurance

Despite many positive steps in recent years, China remains the single greatest greenhouse gas emitter worldwide. This is a sad ...

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Happy(?) World Fisheries Day

Today is World Fisheries Day. Not sure it's a day to celebrate but it's certainly a good opportunity to reflect ...

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Launch of agricultural subsidy program in Machakos, Kenya

Speech by H.E. Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua, EBS during the launch of the agricultural subsidy program in Machakos County ...

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The agricultural disconnect

I've just come across Syngenta's brilliant new report on The Agricultural Disconnect, which looks at people's perceptions around the topic ...

STORY URL: Risk Window | Swiss Re
http://riskwindow.swissre.com/risk-window#qst=54;cnt=266286;age=1

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Building resilience in economic machines: Cities

As President Bill Clinton stated during the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, "Every five days, one million people move from ...

STORY URL: Making 100 cities more resilient | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
Pledge will support at least 100 cities in building resilience to natural...

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Join us in New York and online for Climate Week NYC

Climate Week NYC, marking its 5th anniversary in 2013, is the global summit that has become a key event on ...

STORY URL: Climate Week NYC
Join us for the fifth anniversary of Climate Week NYC. See you there, September 23-29, 2013.

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Re-imagining food

Every year, more than a trillion eggs are laid globally by hens kept in horrific conditions in battery farms. Josh ...

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Goodbye plastic ocean gyres!

My war on plastics began when I first heard about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Then I found out there ...

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Fracking

There's a huge amount of noise in the media around fracking in the UK media - inevitable with the recent protests ...

STORY URL: How safe is fracking?
DOZENS of protesters, including a member of parliament, were arrested on August 19th during demonstrations around Britain against hydraulic fracturing, or fracking....

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Seoul shows the way

The first time I came to live and work in Zurich, I was amazed by the city's first-rate public transport ...

STORY URL: C40 Cities: Seoul Car-Free Days Have Reduced CO2 Emissions by 10% Annually
Seoul's Weekly No Driving Day program is improving air quality, congestion and saving energy. Every year, two million cars stay off the road – decreasing traffic volume by 3.7%. CO2 vehicle emissi...

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Casual paper

Some colleagues of mine have been having a discussion about which might be the lesser of two evils. Here at ...

STORY URL: Joe Smith: How to use a paper towel | Video on TED.com
You use paper towels to dry your hands every day, but chances are, you're doing it wrong. In this enlightening and funny short talk, Joe Smith reveals the trick to perfect paper towel technique. ...

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Making the best of a bad habit

Over 7 million tons of food are thrown away in the UK on an annual basis, according to the Waste ...

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