The World Resources Institute (WRI), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the World Bank produced a new interim report that presents solutions to meet the world’s growing food needs, while advancing economic development and environmental sustainability.
Industrial insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) launched a report that highlights the economic impact of fluctuating weather conditions and how companies can protect themselves, using new approaches to ‘weather risk management’. ‘The Weather Business – How companies can protect against increasing weather volatility’ report focuses on the growing importance of weather risks for businesses.
Water Valuation Report | The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched a new publication that reviews the different internal and external drivers for companies to value water.
As climate modeling has provided a “best guess” as to what it will take to reverse climate change and stabilize greenhouse gas emissions to safe levels, the ‘Climate Counts 2013 Carbon Study’ assesses how well companies are performing in the context of environmental thresholds.
Ernst & Young released its annual report that rates the top ten risks which are affecting the mining and metals sector. The ‘Business Risks Facing Mining and Metals 2013–2014′ report provides in-depth coverage of each risk and suggests strategies to mitigate and overcome them.
The US National Restaurant Association released its annual culinary forecast that provides a comprehensive assessment of the industry and identifies barriers to recycling food waste. The What’s Hot in 2014 survey was conducted in the fall of 2013 among nearly 1,300 professional chefs, members of the American Culinary Federation.
The “Best Business Practices Catalogue in Biodiversity Management”, developed in collaboration with the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Affairs through the Biodiversity Foundation, aims to highlight a wide range of initiatives carried out by companies which have integrated natural capital into business strategy and management.
“Climate-Smart Agriculture Sourcebook” is a reference tool for planners, practitioners and policy makers working in agriculture, forestry and fisheries at national and subnational levels, dealing with the effects of climate change.
USDA released a report which provides a comprehensive look at the economic role, challenges and opportunities for food hubs in the nation’s growing local food movement. The success of food hubs is rapidly expanding, with well over 200 food hubs now operating in the United States.
The Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Save our Seeds (SOS) investigate how the current seed patent regime has led to a radical shift to consolidation and control of global seed supply and how these patents have abetted corporations, such as Monsanto, to sue U.S. farmers for alleged seed patent infringement.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) produced a report presenting three major instruments that have proven highly effective at promoting science-based, long-term integrated planning and barrier removal to transform markets and create sustainable productive use patterns of coastal and ocean resources over the past 20 years.
Climate Change Costs Study | A new IIASA study examined the probability of keeping average global temperatures from rising more than 2°C above preindustrial levels under varying levels of climate policy stringency, and thus mitigation costs.
Customer Energy Efficiency Programs Report | The ACEEE latest research focused on identifying how customer energy efficiency programs are responding to the challenges of achieving greater savings for each participating customer and also reaching greater numbers of customers overall.
Distributed Energy Generation Report | Carbon Connect’s latest research looks at how UK government and business can encourage the uptake of distributed energy generation and the implications of having more distributed generation in the energy mix.