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Putting its money where its mouth is

Swiss Re Group Management Board Member, Martyn Parker, says that as "first responders" city mayors and state governors play a ...

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Turning waste into profits

Until now, carbon capture and storage has been fairly controversial. While the technology can reduce CO2 emissions from coal-fired plants ...

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Agriculture as the villain

The most striking element of the second Swiss Re Regional Day, this time in London, was the way in which ...

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See which US cities are saving the most energy and costs

ACEEE, the US think tank focused on energy efficiency, has recently published city rankings that show Boston in the lead ...

STORY URL: ACEEE Info Graphic
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Demand climate action at Climate Week NYC 2013

Against the backdrop of President Obama's commitment to take action on climate change, the imminent publication of the Intergovernmental Panel ...

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One year on from Hurricane Sandy: Building urban resilience

One year ago, Hurricane Sandy struck the Eastern Seaboard of the US, leaving billions of dollars of damage in its ...

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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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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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Sustainable energy future: where do we stand?

It is axiomatic that when 50 people get together to talk about something, sparks are likely to fly -- our sustainable ...

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Clean energy fresh from the fishbowl

Do markets lead us in the right energy direction? That was one of the themes touched upon in a fishbowl ...

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PPP of Insurance Industry and International Organisations?

Today's climate policy is based on the economic idea of cap and trade. It is not clear, whether this works ...

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Higher risk perception enables us to act with foresight

Managing risks begins with subjective perception. Ideally, this happens well before an event takes place, enabling us to prepare adequately ...

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Does environmental protection bury the nuclear phase-out?

As potential solutions for a nuclear phase-out in Switzerland become more concrete, they reveal a trade-off for environmental groups and ...

STORY URL: Energiewende: Grüner Atomausstieg liegt noch in weiter Ferne - Schweiz Nachrichten - NZZ.ch
Ein neuer Bewertungsindex der Umweltverbände beurteilt die Umsetzung des Atomausstiegs kritisch. Dabei zeigen sich auch ökologische Zielkonflikte. Der Index selbst dürfte die Harmonie zwischen den...

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Curses! Even worse news about carbon?

A study by Oxford University researchers finds that when countries are rich in fossil fuels (good news in some ways ...

STORY URL: Britain and Norway avoid the 'carbon curse' of fuel-rich countries - University of Oxford

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Spanish innovation in clean transport

I've just returned from my summer holidays in Spain during which I was on a unique catamaran. The boat represents ...

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