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Outsourcing Hot Air

Publication | 23 September, 2012 at 12:00

The success of REDD+ depends on its ability to deliver real, additional and permanent reductions in deforestation and forest degradation in a manner that protects biodiversity and fully respects the rights of indigenous peoples and local...

Palm Oil's New Frontier

Publication | 5 September, 2012 at 7:00

The world's biggest palm oil producers and investors have been turning their attention to Africa in recent years, seeking to acquire land to grow oil palms in what some experts have dubbed the "next frontier" of industrial agricultural production.

Climate Change Impacts on Arctic Wildlife

Publication | 27 August, 2012 at 15:56

It is now very evident that the temperatures in the Arctic are warming due to climate change, with a resulting impact on sea ice. Over the past 100 years, average Arctic temperatures have increased at almost twice the global average rate.

Apple Clean Energy Road Map

Publication | 12 July, 2012 at 16:00

The following analysis updates our evaluation of Apple to account for its recent clean energy announcements, and outlines the additional steps Apple should take to fulfill its laudable ambition to set a new bar with a “coal-free” and 100%...

JBS Scorecard

Publication | 26 June, 2012 at 17:00

JBS Scorecard Summary Update

Forests & People First

Publication | 26 June, 2012 at 12:00

Since COP16 in Cancún, governments have agreed that safeguards are required for the implementation of REDD+. They are indispensable, both to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of REDD+ and to ensure coherence with international standards...

Greenwash+20

Publication | 12 June, 2012 at 13:45

Today, greenwash is alive and well, as you will no doubt see at the Rio+20 conference. The Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD) coalition, for example, will be there again, and we invite you to compare their rhetoric to what was...

Toxic Assets

Publication | 12 June, 2012 at 6:00

This report looks at the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster from an investors’ point of view. It identifies the long-known technological, management, governance and other institutional deficiencies that were instrumental in turning a predicted...

Energy Revolution 2012

Publication | 1 June, 2012 at 10:27

Energy [R]evolution 2012 provides a consistent fundamental pathway for how to protect our climate: getting the world from where we are now to where we need to be by phasing out fossil fuels and cutting CO2 emissions while ensuring energy security.

Junking the Jungle

Publication | 21 May, 2012 at 16:44

Greenpeace International research has revealed that KFC is sourcing paper for its packaging products from rainforests. This has been confirmed in China, the UK and Indonesia. Products found to contain rainforest fibre include cups, food boxes,...

Driving Destruction in the Amazon

Publication | 11 May, 2012 at 15:43

Wood charcoal is burning up more than what’s for dinner at backyard barbeques. In Brazil- the world’s largest consumer of wood charcoal, almost all of the wood charcoal is used to process pig iron (a key ingredient for steel). Turning iron ore...

How Clean is Your Cloud?

Publication | 17 April, 2012 at 16:00

How much energy is required to power the ever-expanding online world? What percentage of global greenhouse gas emissions is attributable to the IT sector? This report takes a look at the energy choices some of the largest and fastest growing IT...

Defending Our Pacific 2011

Publication | 23 March, 2012 at 7:00

Summary of findings from the Esperanza's expedition, September - December 2011.

Changing Tuna

Publication | 21 March, 2012 at 16:01

The global tuna industry is undergoing a period of rapid transformation.

Dirty Laundry: Reloaded

Publication | 20 March, 2012 at 0:00

Water is essential for life, but it is also the world's most threatened essential resource. It is imperative that solutions are found to stop poisoning the precious resources we have left with hazardous chemicals.

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