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Bipartisan Group Introduces a Bill to Support a Controversial Climate Technology

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 04.16.2018


There’s a technology that can put the world on track to beat climate change. But it remains on the fringe because it’s thought to be expensive and risky. In February, a bipartisan group of US senators celebrated when Donald Trump was forced to provide support to develop the technology and make it cheaper, as part […]


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The Green Bond Pledge – Building Sustainable Infrastructure for Everyone

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 03.30.2018


Now that renewable energy technology is maturing, the low carbon economy of the future is in sight. The main challenge is how to focus global financial firepower on the kind of civic infrastructure needed for a sustainable future. That’s a formidable task, but a new “Green Bond Pledge” could provide corporations, as well as government […]


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Katharine Hayhoe Reveals Surprising Climate Communication Tactics

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 03.28.2018


Katharine Hayhoe isn’t your typical atmospheric scientist. Throughout her career, the evangelical Christian and daughter of missionaries has had to convince many (including her pastor husband) that science and religion need not be at odds when it comes to climate change.   Read the entire article at Sierra.   “Often our instinct is to think that […]


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Renewable Energy has More Economic Benefits than You Know

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 03.23.2018


Renewable energy is already cheaper than other energy options in most of the world, and it comes with more economic and societal benefits as well.    Read the entire article at Clean Technica.   Jobs, Jobs, Jobs The first point is that there are a huge number of people employed in renewable energy jobs globally. There […]


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Paris Offers Subsidies to Those Who Give Up Cars / Buy Bikes

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 03.09.2018


Paris will offer its residents tax incentives to give up their cars or buy electric bikes. Anyone who purchases an e-bike or upgrades a conventional bike with an electrical assist will receive up to €400 ($495) and those who purchase both electric and conventional cargo bikes will receive up to €600 ($744). The city will also […]


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Food Industry Change-Makers Take the Lead on Climate

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 02.23.2018


In the absence of policy action, natural products businesses step up by investing in renewable energy, food waste reduction, more efficient transportation and more.   Read the entire article at New Hope.   The natural products industry is stepping in to lead the way on reversing climate change, just as the industry has pioneered in other […]


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Climate Liability Suits Gained Traction in 2017 with Bigger Goals Ahead

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 01.19.2018


A look back at the major legal cases of 2017 reveals a trend toward courts as a vocal arbiter in how governments and corporate giants address climate change. Around the world, judges have shown a strong interest in hearing arguments that government officials and business leaders are responsible for global warming and need to reduce […]


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Seven Megatrends that could Beat Global Warming

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 11.15.2017


  The tide is finally turning, thanks to innovations ranging from cheap renewables to lab-grown meat and electric airplanes.   Read the entire article at The Guardian.   It is becoming increasingly clear that it does not need to be all bad news: a series of fast-moving global megatrends, spurred by trillion-dollar investments, indicates that humanity […]


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Oil and Gas Industry Launches Climate Initiative

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 11.08.2017


  Ten CEOs of some of the world’s largest and most profitable companies (including Shell, Saudi Aramco, Statoil and BP) are moving quickly to embrace the low-carbon transition.   Read the entire article at GreenBiz.   “Looking back over the past three years, I’m struck by just how far we’ve come with the OGCI, and how […]


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‘The Mother of All Risks’ Insurance giants call to stop bankrolling fossil fuels

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 09.18.2017


Read the entire article at Cascadia Weekly.   Warning that climate change amounts to the “mother of all risks,” three of the world’s biggest insurance companies this week are demanding that G20 countries stop bankrolling the fossil fuels industry.     Multi-national insurance giants Aviva, Aegon, and Amlin, which together manage $1.2 trillion in assets, released […]


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