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Why is Europe failing to take the energy-water connection seriously?
Nov 04, 2013
Concerns are intensifying in the US about the troubling interdependence of the economy's water and energy needs.
Ceres Touts Economic Opportunity of Carbon Standards for Existing Power Plants at Boston EPA Listening Session
Nov 04, 2013
During a listening session hosted today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ceres staff members testified to the economic opportunity provided by addressing climate change and spoke out in support of the EPA’s proposed rules for existing power plants.
New Obama order aims to prepare communities for severe weather
Nov 01, 2013
In another move to address the impact of climate change, President Barack Obama ordered a bipartisan task force on Friday to help U.S. communities brace for longer heat waves, heavier downpours, more severe wildfires and worse droughts.
Rethinking the Role of Business in Solving Environmental Threats
Nov 01, 2013
Ceres relationship with companies is a model for a new form of environmental activism, one that minimizes the confrontational tactics of the past with a hardheaded business approach built upon the economic and financial case for social and environmental corporate responsibility.
Oil firms asked to account for climate change risk
Oct 31, 2013
A group of global institutional investors have asked the world’s oil companies to determine how much risk they face from potential policies to reduce carbon emissions.
Companies Push White House to Follow Through on Climate Action Plan
Oct 29, 2013
One year after Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast, major U. S. companies including Starbucks, Unilever and Mars, Inc. have called on President Obama and the White House to follow through on climate change preparedness efforts outlined in the Climate Action Plan announced by the President on June 25th.
One Year After Sandy: Ceres Report Highlights Growing Taxpayer Burden from Climate Inaction
Oct 28, 2013
A new Ceres report documents rising taxpayer costs to federal programs that provide flood insurance, crop insurance, wildfire protection and disaster relief. Some extreme weather-prone states such as Florida and Texas are also facing more acute financial exposure.
Inaction on Climate Change: The Cost to Taxpayers
Oct 28, 2013
When we examine the full costs of public programs that pay for disaster relief and recovery from extreme weather events—ad hoc disaster assistance appropriations, flood insurance, crop insurance, wildfire protection, and state run “residual market” insurance programs—we can begin to understand the price to U.S. taxpayers of inaction on climate change.
Wall Street Demands Answers From Fossil Fuel Producers on 'Unburnable' Carbon
Oct 25, 2013
A well-heeled coalition of investors is asking top fossil fuel companies to calculate the risks of plowing billions into new oil, gas and coal projects.
A closer look at Dow Chemical's climate change reporting
Oct 25, 2013
With the fourth anniversary of the SEC’s Interpretive Guidance on climate change disclosure approaching, it’s time to ask: are companies disclosing climate information in SEC filings that’s helpful to investors?
The Climate Declaration Hits Broadway…
Oct 25, 2013
Starting this week, the Climate Declaration’s message that “tackling climate change is America’s greatest economic opportunity of the 21st century” will be showcased on the CBS Jumbotron on 42nd street in New York City’s Times Square for the next three months.
Campbell’s Challenge: Growing Lots of Tomatoes in Water-Scarce California
Oct 24, 2013
Last month, Ceres’ water team got some insights into how Campbell Soup is preparing for a likely drier future during a half-day visit to the 38-year-old processing plant and two nearby farms.
Investors ask fossil fuel companies to assess how business plans fare in low-carbon future
Oct 24, 2013
A group of 70 global investors managing more than $3 trillion of collective assets launched the first-ever coordinated effort to spur 45 of the world’s top oil and gas, coal and electric power companies to assess the financial risks that climate change poses to their business plans.
Rethinking Big Water
Oct 22, 2013
Las Vegas has long served as a stereotype of human excess: gambling, drinking, sex, all-you-can-eat buffets. But the latest chapter is playing out away from the Strip, in the part of the valley where two decades of booming development have swelled the population to 2 million residents who rely on a dwindling water supply.
Start Your Timers: We Have 30 Years Left To Fix Climate Change (But Who Cares?)
Sep 30, 2013
The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report has made it official: We're causing climate change and time is running out. If only people would read it and do something.
Why Microsoft, eBay (And 650 Other Businesses) Are Calling for U.S. Climate Action
Sep 27, 2013
Today’s new IPCC climate science report and the fast approaching first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy have policy leaders busy promising ways to curb global warming pollution and avoid future devastating storms.
Apparel Giant VF Corporation Joins BICEP and Signs the Climate Declaration
Sep 27, 2013
BICEP today announced that VF Corporation has joined the coalition to advocate for innovative climate and clean energy policies. The company has also signed the Climate Declaration, which calls for federal policymakers to seize the American economic opportunity to address climate change.
IPCC climate report sets upper limit for global emissions
Sep 27, 2013
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, just released its new report on global warming. It reinforces the conclusion that global warming is predominantly caused by human activity and sets an upper limit for the carbon emissions the world's economies can create.
New IPCC Report Confirms What Companies Already Know: Climate Change is Changing How Business Gets Done
Sep 27, 2013
In the wake of a new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report re-confirming the reality of climate change and clarifying its effects, business and investor leaders talked today about the ways in which global warming is already affecting their bottom lines and their strategies.
Washington’s Top Firms Silent On Climate Risks Despite SEC Rule
Sep 26, 2013
Most publicly held companies — including some of the biggest companies in Washington — aren’t informing investors of the risks they face from climate change.