US Unveils Policy to Boost Carbon Offset Market Integrity

New Policy Announcement: The Biden administration has introduced a new policy aimed at improving the integrity and transparency of the carbon offset market. Regulatory Framework: The initiative seeks to address the current disorder and enhance the credibility of carbon credits. Market Impact: Expected to influence both domestic and international carbon offset trading. In a significant […]

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EU Implements Landmark Product Sustainability Regulations, Bans Destruction of Unsold Apparel

The European Union has taken a significant step towards its green transition goals with the final approval of the Ecodesign Regulation by the Council. This regulation aims to enhance the sustainability of products throughout their lifecycle, promoting resource efficiency and reducing environmental impact. Key Points: Comprehensive Scope: The new regulation covers a wide range of […]

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Tim Mohin – EU Trade Rules: Shaping Global Sustainability

As the world’s largest trading bloc, the EU uses its considerablepurchasing power to meet its ambitious sustainability goals. In doing so, the EU’s new rules will reach well beyond its borders and will advance sustainability practices worldwide.  To level the playing field for domestic companies, a series of new policies aim to impose EU sustainability […]

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Epic science inside a cubic millimeter of brain

Science & Tech Epic science inside a cubic millimeter of brain Six layers of excitatory neurons color-coded by depth. Credit: Google Research and Lichtman Lab Anne J. Manning Harvard Staff Writer May 9, 2024 3 min read Researchers publish largest-ever dataset of neural connections A cubic millimeter of brain tissue may not sound like much. […]

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Renaming of a neighborhood

As a high school student, Maya Counter ’24 led the effort to rename the residential Cambridge neighborhood where she grew up from Agassiz to Baldwin. She is pictured outside her elementary school, named after educator and civic leader Maria L. Baldwin, the first Black school principal in the Northeast. Photos by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer […]

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Everything, everywhere, all at once (kind of)

Arts & Culture Everything, everywhere, all at once (kind of) A Human-AI Affair in the atrium of Harvard’s Science and Engineering Complex. Two models posing during the fashion show, which aims to showcase the potential within human-AI collaboration. Designers were encouraged to use materials that reflect global sustainability. Niles Singer/Harvard Staff Photographer Eileen O'Grady Harvard […]

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Chevron Launches $500 Million Fund for Renewable Energy Technologies

Chevron Technology Ventures, the venture arm of Chevron Corp., has launched its third Future Energy Fund with a commitment of $500 million to invest in renewable energy technologies. The fund aims to support technology-based solutions that can enable affordable, reliable, and cleaner energy for all. Building on the success of its previous Future Energy Funds, […]

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EU Pledges €3.5 Billion to Protect Oceans and Promote Sustainability

At the Our Ocean Conference in Greece, the European Union is confirming its strong engagement for international ocean governance by announcing 40 commitments for action for 2024. These actions will be funded by €3.5 billion from various EU funds. They represent the biggest amount ever announced by the EU since the start of Our Ocean Conferences.  The Our Ocean Conference is […]

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Harvard announces return to required testing

Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Campus & Community Harvard announces return to required testing Leading researchers cite strong evidence that testing expands opportunity April 11, 2024 4 min read Students applying to Harvard College for fall 2025 admission will be required to submit standardized test scores, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday. This […]

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Sustainability Standards Board of Japan Issues IFRS-based Sustainability Reporting Standards

The Sustainability Standards Board of Japan (SSBJ) has recently announced the issuance of exposure drafts for new sustainability disclosure standards, aligning with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation’s International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). This move signifies a significant step towards establishing standardized sustainability reporting practices in Japan. Established in July 2022, the SSBJ aims […]

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