Choose bravely, Ressa tells Harvard grads

Campus & Community Choose bravely, Ressa tells Harvard grads Maria Ressa delivering the Commencement address. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Christina Pazzanese Harvard Staff Writer May 23, 2024 4 min read Nobel Peace Prize-winning journalist puts values first in Commencement address focused on threats to democracy Part of the Commencement 2024 series A collection of stories […]

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Canada to Mandate Plastic Reporting, Tracking from Plastic Manufacturers and Importers

The Government of Canada is implementing a comprehensive plan to reduce plastic pollution, improve how plastic is made, used, and managed across its life cycle, and move toward a circular economy. On April 22, 2024, the Government of Canada published an information-gathering notice under section 46 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) to collect data […]

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World Economic Forum Report Identifies Nine Ways Cities Can Reduce Carbon Emissions in Construction

A new World Economic Forum report highlights cities that are tackling carbon emissions in the construction industry and how to scale these innovative approaches. The built environment is the single largest contributor of CO2 emissions, generating approximately 40% globally, the majority of which comes from urban development. Cities such as Vancouver, New York City, Los […]

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A $9.5 Trillion Climate Investor Group Releases Target-Setting Protocol for Assets in Private Equity, Debt

Key Impact Points: The Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, managing $9.5 trillion, releases its most comprehensive Target-Setting Protocol, extending to private assets for the first time. The protocol aims to halve emissions by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by mid-century. Members are required to set 40 to 60 per cent GHG emissions reduction targets by 2030 […]

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EU Establishes New Scheme for Carbon Removal Certification

Certification framework to boost high-quality carbon removals and counter greenwashing New rules will enable farmers to get paid to remove carbon Public EU registry to ensure transparency The law will set up an EU certification framework for carbon removals to boost their uptake and help achieve EU climate neutrality by 2050. Parliament on Wednesday adopted […]

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Election theft 101: Foster skepticism

Lawrence Lessig (left) and Matthew Seligman. Nation & World Election theft 101: Foster skepticism Two legal scholars, stunned by Jan. 6 insurrection, game out half-dozen possible schemes that exploit, spotlight flaws in system March 26, 2024 8 min read Excerpted from “How to Steal a Presidential Election” by Lawrence Lessig, Roy L. Furman Professor of […]

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Public vs. Private Climate Funds: Unveiling the Nuances Behind the Boom

The recent explosion of climate-focused investment vehicles has sparked a crucial question: how impactful are these funds in driving the transition towards a sustainable future? A closer look at the composition of public and private climate funds, as revealed in this MSCI blog post, unveils some key differences beneath their seemingly similar labels. A Deluge […]

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Iberdrola’s €41 Billion Investment and 10,000 New Hires by 2026 to Accelerate Electrification

“The electrification of energy is unstoppable and will expand exponentially in the years ahead, supporting decarbonisation, boosting energy security, and reducing the volatility caused by fossil fuels. Our strategic pillars focus on networks, geographical diversification, and a balanced energy and customers mix. This plan will allow us to grow our asset base, grow our profitability […]

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Why this Lily Gladstone fan won’t see ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

Arts & Culture Why this Lily Gladstone fan won’t see ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Native filmmaker discusses actor’s historic Oscar nomination, new wave of Indigenous storytelling, and his decision not to watch Scorsese epic Liz Mineo Harvard Staff Writer March 5, 2024 5 min read Lily Gladstone makes history last month as the first […]

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EPA Launches $3 Billion Clean Ports Program for Zero-Emission Infrastructure

EPA opens two grant competitions — funding zero-emission port equipment, infrastructure and planning to tackle the climate crisis, reduce pollution, and advance environmental justice The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the launch of the $3 billion Clean Ports Program to fund zero-emission port equipment and infrastructure to tackle the climate crisis and improve air quality […]

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