Category: Climate Change

Ed Sappin

Businesses Leading The Shift to Low-Carbon Economy

Companies of various sizes and across many industries are taking concrete steps to lower their carbon emissions as consumers focus more on clean and green initiatives and climate change grows increasingly visible. Some companies are driven by core environmental concerns, and many by the fact that low carbon and other green sectors increasingly make good business sense on outright economic… Read more →

Ed Sappin solar energy

When Will Solar Hit the Mainstream?

Solar energy continues to grow by leaps in bounds in the US, recently passing 1 million installations. However, solar only makes up 1% of the electricity generation in the US for the 12 months ending February 2016. This is not a knock on solar. It is starting from a low base. Solar made up almost 30 percent of all new… Read more →

Exploring the Agreement: Paris

The Paris agreement, reached at this year’s United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as part of the Rainforest Alliance delegation to the COP21 U.N. climate summit, marks a turning point for the future of this planet. The agreement serves as a commencement of the metamorphosis that is taking place: shifting from the business-as-usual trajectory towards a sustainable global… Read more →

Why COP21 is Such a Big Deal

This week and next, Paris is hosting a range of heads of state, delegates, scientists, and NGOs for a historic conference in which countries will develop the first ever universal climate change agreement. This Conference of the Parties, or COP falls under The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and is a yearly meeting of countries with the goal… Read more →

Expert Roundtable Discusses A Carbon-Free Future

The UN Conference on Climate Change begins in Paris this week, with a global agreement for combatting climate change a realistic possibility. After failing to come to an agreement at the last several international climate change conferences, there are high expectations that Paris will succeed with attendance from the US, China, India, the EU and over 100 other countries. Recently,… Read more →