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Executive Summary When I began working at Sustainalytics in 2008, after completing an MBA in finance and sustainability, the business of rating companies on their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance was very much a niche field. Our company had only 20 people in a single office in Toronto, where we produced reports on 300…

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Australian state to make landowners clear fire hazards – Reuters Australian state to make landowners clear fire hazards – Reuters

Australian state to make landowners clear fire hazards – Reuters

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s most populous state said on Tuesday it will compel owners to clear their land of flammable material as it endorsed 76 recommendations from an enquiry into deadly bushfires.Fires razed more than 11 million hectares (37 million acres) of bushland across Australia’s southeast early this year, killing at least 33 people and…

NASA finds a wispy, wind-sheared Tropical Depression 06W NASA finds a wispy, wind-sheared Tropical Depression 06W

NASA finds a wispy, wind-sheared Tropical Depression 06W

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On Aug. 11, 2020, NASA’s Terra satellite provided a visible image of Tropical Depression 06W in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean that showed a ring of wispy clouds around a fully-exposed, well-defined, low-level center of circulation. It also showed that any precipitation and thunderstorms were pushed to the south-southwest of the center from vertical wind shear.…

The Pandemic’s Economic Crisis Calls for a Green Recovery The Pandemic’s Economic Crisis Calls for a Green Recovery

The Pandemic’s Economic Crisis Calls for a Green Recovery

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in her wordsRachel Kyte, the dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University, shows what a climate-focused recovery might look like and why the time to get started is right now.Credit…Chloe CushmanAug. 25, 2020“You can’t isolate yourself from a pandemic and you can’t isolate yourself from climate change.”— Rachel Kyte, the dean of the Fletcher…

UPDATE 1-BHP to steer mining lobby groups’ climate change policies – Reuters Africa UPDATE 1-BHP to steer mining lobby groups’ climate change policies – Reuters Africa

UPDATE 1-BHP to steer mining lobby groups’ climate change policies – Reuters Africa

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(Adds comment from NSW Minerals Council)MELBOURNE, Aug 14 (Reuters) – BHP Group said on Friday it will closely monitor the work of industry associations to ensure they match its climate position on keeping the world’s warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius.The world’s largest listed miner has faced increasing pressure from investors worried that some…

Knox cards 63 to grab first round lead at Safeway Open – Reuters India Knox cards 63 to grab first round lead at Safeway Open – Reuters India

Knox cards 63 to grab first round lead at Safeway Open – Reuters India

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Sept 10 (Reuters) – Scotland’s Russell Knox shot a sparkling nine-under-par 63 to grab a one stroke first-round lead at the season-opening Safeway Open on Thursday as he looks to secure his third win on the PGA Tour.The 35-year-old feasted on the course’s four par-fives, where he drilled three of his seven birdies and an…

‘Post Nisarga, main task is to encourage farmers to cultivate again’: Aditi Tatkare ‘Post Nisarga, main task is to encourage farmers to cultivate again’: Aditi Tatkare

‘Post Nisarga, main task is to encourage farmers to cultivate again’: Aditi Tatkare

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Written by MAYURA JANWALKAR | Mumbai | September 7, 2020 2:15:06 am Minister of State for Tourism, Industries and Guardian Minister of Raigad, Aditi Tatkare.Minister of State for Tourism, Industries and Guardian Minister of Raigad, NCP’s Aditi Tatkare, tells The Indian Express about the state’s strategy for revival of tourism in a post Covid-19 world…

European Union to give 1.65 million euro to support victims of floods in South Asia European Union to give 1.65 million euro to support victims of floods in South Asia

European Union to give 1.65 million euro to support victims of floods in South Asia

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NEW DELHI: The European Union on Tuesday said it is providing 1.65 million euro in humanitarian aid in response to severe flooding that has affected South Asia most notably Bangladesh, India and Nepal. The funding comes on top of the 1.8 million euro announced earlier this year to support families affected by a series of…

‘Slam the Brakes’: Regulator Flags Climate Risk in Markets ‘Slam the Brakes’: Regulator Flags Climate Risk in Markets

‘Slam the Brakes’: Regulator Flags Climate Risk in Markets

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“Frequent and devastating” economic shocks brought on by climate change threaten to undermine the stability of the U.S. financial system, according to a first-of-its-kind report from a financial regulator. The watershed document was released yesterday by a climate-focused subcommittee within the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a federal agency that regulates derivatives markets. The CFTC task…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #421 Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #421

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #421

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The Week That Was: 2020-08-29 (August 29, 2020) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: “In so far as a scientific statement speaks about reality, it must be falsifiable: and in so far as it is not falsifiable, it does not speak about reality.” – Karl…

Minnesota Power aims to test heavy-duty electric mine trucks Minnesota Power aims to test heavy-duty electric mine trucks

Minnesota Power aims to test heavy-duty electric mine trucks

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — They may not go from zero to 60 in less than three seconds like a Tesla, but enormous electric trucks are generating excitement on northern Minnesota’s Iron Range. Utility Minnesota Power has proposed a pilot project to state regulators in which it would help the region’s iron and taconite mines acquire…

Zimbabwe finds more elephant carcasses, death toll at 22 – Reuters Africa Zimbabwe finds more elephant carcasses, death toll at 22 – Reuters Africa

Zimbabwe finds more elephant carcasses, death toll at 22 – Reuters Africa

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A group of elephants are seen near a watering hole inside Hwange National Park, in Zimbabwe, October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File PhotoHARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s wildlife agency said on Wednesday it had discovered more elephant carcasses near a major game park, bringing the number of dead animals suspected to have been killed by a bacterial…

French crop growers warn farms at risk after harvest setbacks – Reuters Africa French crop growers warn farms at risk after harvest setbacks – Reuters Africa

French crop growers warn farms at risk after harvest setbacks – Reuters Africa

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PARIS, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Poor harvests this year in France are expected to push most grain growers into the red and could put some farms in less fertile regions out of business, farming representatives said on Tuesday.Adverse weather, including a parched spring and summer, and insect damage contributed to a sharp drop in cereal…

Wild weather this year shows growing impact of climate change, scientists say – Reuters.com Wild weather this year shows growing impact of climate change, scientists say – Reuters.com

Wild weather this year shows growing impact of climate change, scientists say – Reuters.com

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LONDON (Reuters) – The planet is showing signs it’s in peril. In recent weeks, the world has seen ferocious wildfires in the U.S. West, torrential rains in Africa, weirdly warm temperatures on the surface of tropical oceans, and record heat waves from California to the Siberian Arctic. FILE PHOTO: A warning sign alerts visitors of…

Fact-checking President Trump’s acceptance speech at the 2020 RNC Fact-checking President Trump’s acceptance speech at the 2020 RNC

Fact-checking President Trump’s acceptance speech at the 2020 RNC

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“America has tested more [for the novel coronavirus] than every country in Europe put together, and more than every nation in the Western Hemisphere combined. We have conducted 40 million more tests than the next closest nation.”— TrumpTrump is talking about raw numbers, which is misleading. (And if you believe China, Beijing actually exceeds the…

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