Sustainable business news & articles February 2012

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/commentary/chinas-carbon-tax-very-real   The ongoing debate on China’s carbon tax, sparked by a combative article in the Wall Street Journal. http://www.eco-business.com/features/forest-conservation-policies-what-works-and-what-doesnt/   An excellent article on the success of Payment for Environmental Services (PES) schemes in Costa Rica and China. http://theconversation.edu.au/the-biodiversity-fund-another-missed-opportunity-4889   An excellent piece on biodiversity policy and spending in Australia. http://www.futurity.org/earth-environment/restored-wetlands-may-never-recover/  Important international data on the effectiveness […]

Sustainable business news & articles: January 2012

http://theconversation.edu.au/three-quarters-of-americas-threatened-species-arent-being-protected-4753   Deficiencies in US conservation. http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/the-end-the-nuclear-renaissance-6325  An excellent piece by John Quiggin on global energy developments. http://www.eco-business.com/news/tibet-spends-us507-mln-building-eco-security-barrier/  The Tibetan eco-security projects 2011-2015. http://www.eco-business.com/news/urban-estuaries-100-fold-weaker-as-%E2%80%98blue-carbon%E2%80%99-sinks/  Important study of Australian estuaries as declining carbon sinks over the past 60 years. http://www.eco-business.com/news/poyang-lake-threatened-by-exploitation/  Threats to China’s largest freshwater lake. http://www.eco-business.com/news/hebei-residents-negotiate-compensation-for-water-diversion/  An unusual win for Chinese local residents over water diversions; […]

Sustainable business news and articles December 2011

http://theconversation.edu.au/the-science-behind-the-murray-darling-basin-plan-4502  CSIRO modelling for the MDB. http://www.eco-business.com/press-releases/corporate-sustainability-leaders-to-focus-on-employee-engagement-and-supply-chain-in-2012/  Annual Sustainability Executive Survey 2012: employee engagement and supplier’s sustainability credentials as the main focus. http://www.eco-business.com/news/top-20-banks-that-finance-big-coal/  International coal financing and social costs. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/dec/01/cairo-cape-climate-change?intcmp=122  Projected climate change impacts on Africa. http://www.climatespectator.com.au/news/uk-track-2020-maps-out-2050-climate-cost  UK progress on emissions reduction is meeting targets, but with nuclear firmly in the mix. http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2011/12/01/tesco-and-wal-mart-fuel-indian-political-crisis/  Walmart and […]