Businesses Have ‘Gone Quiet’ After Voluntary Carbon Market Revelations
Global stakeholders are witnessing the effects of climate change — a phenomenon that caused hundreds of billions in economic damages in 2022, ranging from Pakistan’s floods to Europe’s wildfires to California’s droughts. Altogether, 29 events wreaked havoc, including Hurricane Ian, which cost $20 billion
Decarbonizing The Shipping Sector Is A Long Trip But Within Reach
The shipping industry is hard to decarbonize, fueled by diesel oil, and challenging to electrify. But shipping giant Maersk is trying to ride a new wave, and it has ordered several ocean-going ships that run on cleaner fuels so that it can hit its net-zero goals by 2040.
OWI Celebrates International Women’s Day
Lunched in 1911 to encourage and celebrate advances made by women in the business world, International Women’s Day keys on March 8th each and every year, celebrating social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women everywhere.
As more women worldwide take strides to enter and even own businesses large and small, their impact is felt globally, celebrating social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women everywhere.
Rethinking Climate Crisis Responsibilities For All
At first blink, the global climate change crisis was seen as the responsibility of governments and dirty industries to muster action to fix it. After all, they were the cause of it all, right?
Small Modular Nuclear Reactors May Become The Go-To Energy Source
Can renewable energy replace electric power plants that run 24-7 — including nuclear energy — once battery storage matures and the transmission grid expands? It’s unlikely, given that the intermittent nature of renewables requires a backup source — something that can kick on when the weather is not agreeable.
The Carbon Credit Market Confuses The Corporate World
Many of the carbon credits used to offset corporate emissions lack merit — a conclusion reached by investigative journalists. The target: Verra, which approves three of every four — voluntary — rainforest carbon projects. The research found that 94% of those voluntary credits are “worthless.”
Eyes on the Rise of Africa
Economic forecasters worldwide are turning more of their attention and money to the continent of Africa—and no wonder. The Entire continent is experience an economic boom, fueled by increasing urbanization, agricultural mechanization and rising living standards.
Climate Goals Are Still Doable With More Renewables And Secure Financing
Roughly 150 nations have joined forces in Abu Dhabi to keep temperature rises in check to avoid a climate breakdown. Progress abounds, especially since the Paris climate agreement in 2015. But the world is dangerously close to exceeding the 1.5 degree Celsius CEL +3.3% benchmark. Is a course correction possible?
Global Economic Challenges, Opportunities Await 2023
A look ahead at the new year brings foreboding to economies worldwide, as high inflation, rising interest rates and fears of pandemics continue for nations worldwide.
With major central banks planning to raise borrowing costs hoping to tamp down inflation, the risks of a worldwide recession looms ever larger.
Like Pelé, Lula Can Remake Brazil And Preserve Its Rainforests
The world is mourning Pelé’s passing — a Brazilian soccer star who grew up dirt poor and would become a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN’s Earth Summit. Pelé scored 757 goals during his career, winning three World Cup trophies and inspiring countless Brazilians. Now Brazil has a new working-class hero and the pride of the country’s indigenous population: Lula da Silva, who assumed the nation’s presidency on Jan. 1.