With global and immediate action needed to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change, what are the most effective drivers of widespread and measurable change? In this interview, HBS Prof. Rebecca Henderson talks optimistically about how big collective problems like global warming can be solved by a focus on efficiency and the development of a closed cycle economy where waste is viewed as expensive. (Source: SarderTV, Last accessed 11/14/2016.)
o ECOLEX is operated jointly by FAO, IUCN and UNEP, and includes treaties, international soft law and other non-binding policy and technical guidance documents, national legislation, judicial decisions, and law and policy literature.
o Global Strategic Alliances (GSI): Sustainability Reporting provides guidelines and disclosure database for sustainability reporting.
o United Nations: UN Development Programme: Environmental governance
o World Resources Institute (WRI) provides the latest news and publications in the areas of climate, energy, food, forests, water and sustainable cities through the lenses of business, economics, finance, and governance.
The Sustainability Science Program at Harvard Kennedy School's Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government is a good example of how research, teaching, and intervention can be catalyzed to address the challenges of sustainable development: fostering shared prosperity and reduced poverty while protecting the environment.
Energy efficiency is the single most important factor in supplying the growing energy demand and in protecting the climate.
This short film illustrates farmers and ranchers building soil, saving water and finding resilience in the face of change. (Source: National Young Farmers Coalition: Resilient: Soil, water and the new stewards of the American West, Last accessed 11/14/2016.)
In The Future of Cities Depends on Innovative Financing, HBS Senior Lecturer John Macomber highlights problems such as urban sprawl and the carbon footprint of cities, and how to address them with pay-for-success financing.(Source: Harvard Business Review, Last accessed 11/14/2016.)
This video details the public health implications of climate change.
(Source: CDC Grand Rounds: Climate Change and Health–From Science to Practice, Last accessed 11/14/2016)
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