Methane debates in forecasts of climate change impact and costs

Methane debates in forecasts of climate change impact and costs

As we know, the scientific modelling and forecasting of climate change is very complex.  It could hardly be anything else, given the size, complexity, volatility, interconnectedness, non-linear behaviour, feedback loops, and threshold behaviour of the global climate systems.

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Japanese insurance companies in community-based environmental scheme

Japanese insurance companies in community-based environmental scheme

Here is an interesting story concerning two Japanese insurance companies, Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. and Nipponkoa Insurance Co., which are building sustainability initiatives into their core business.  Under their new offering, it is possible for customers to select an insurance options which trigger contributions from the insurance companies to fund community-based, participatory actions in biodiversity […]

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Re-greening approaches to farming in Africa through trees

Re-greening approaches to farming in Africa through trees

Here is an account of an indigenous approach to sustainable farming in West Africa.  It seems to have emerged on farms there spontaneously, and to have spread by word of mouth.  The centre of the approach is a recognition of the value of protecting and promoting young trees by farmers on their own land.  The […]

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UniSA Business Magazine: sustainable business book article

UniSA Business Magazine: sustainable business book article

The May 2013 edition of UniSA Business Magazine carries a feature, “Sustainability: does it all add up?” about my edited book, Sustainable Business: Theory and Practice of Business Under Sustainability Principles, published earlier this year.  In the article I summarise the main ideas of sustainable business.  Other contributions to the feature come from other authors […]

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ElgarBlog: my piece on sustainable business

ElgarBlog: my piece on sustainable business

Here is a piece I wrote for ElgarBlog, which is run by the UK publishers Edward Elgar.  The piece goes along with the publication of my book, Sustainable Business: Theory and Practice of Business Under Sustainability Principles which I edited.

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