Roots Sustainable’s Share Price is Trading 21% Higher Today, Here’s Why

Tiny pot stock Creso Pharma Ltd [ASX:CPH] is soaring today. The CPH share price is trading 22.22% higher at time of writing.  A huge boost for investors as the market eyes up this fascinating stock.  However, what is far more fascinating is the reason for Creso’s surge today. Rising higher on the back of a surprising and landmark decision from the UN.  Cannabis reclassified for good
As Creso notes, the UN has decided to reclassify cannabis. Removing it from the Schedule IV status that it has held since 1961.

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Building a sustainable future with Forestry

As Nina knows well, Forestry at UBC is about much more than lumberjacks.  During high school in Ottawa, Nina always enjoyed spending time in nature. Excited by encouraging others to get outside, she set up her own program at her school named Women for the Environment and the Great Outdoors. Nina chose UBC Forestry for her next step, and she is now continuing to explore the relationships between people and forests, as well as the plants, animals, air, and water in forested areas. During her time at UBC she’s conducted research on Douglas-fir and Western larch seedlings, climbed her first mountain, taken her first dip in the Pacific Ocean, and will graduate ready for an outdoor career of her choice.

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Business leaders convene to chart way for a sustainable Africa

More than 2,000 African business leaders from across 35 countries and the UN convened to inform, inspire and catalyze collective approaches in this Decade of Action in Africa to realize the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and Agenda 2063 on the continent.  The forum comes at a decisive moment in an effort to create a peaceful, prosperous future for Africa.

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Sustainability Survey

At the beginning of 2020, BlackRock laid a series of steps to make sustainability a key component of our investment approach, driven by an investment conviction that an understanding of sustainability issues is essential to long-term investment performance.  In mid-2020, we surveyed our clients to better understand their drivers and challenges to sustainable investing, how the pandemic has affected their implementation, and how innovation can spur adoption. We heard from 425 investors in 27 countries representing as estimated U.S. $25 trillion in assets under management.

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Risk-informed Sustainable Asset Management of Railway Track | Infrastructure Asset Management

Railway track infrastructure asset management is a challenging problem with added values on safety, society and environment. With railways serving as a key sustainable mode of transportation for passengers and freight, the industry is facing an increasing demand to expand its capacity, availability and speed, resulting in faster deterioration of the aging railway track infrastructure. Given the constrained maintenance budgets and the environmental challenges posed by climate change, railway asset managers have to identify economically and environmentally-justifiable track maintenance strategies without compromising on safety.

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Sustainability :: PlasticsEurope

The plastics industry is a responsible partner to policy-makers and other stakeholders, working together to find solutions to the challenges of climate change, energy and resource efficiency, consumer protection and the circular economy. Plastic materials are ideally suited to be essential components of the solutions to these challenges. To achieve this, PlasticsEurope works closely with all its stakeholders and the plastics value chain to develop a common plastics industry vision and approach. Plastic plays a major role in delivering and sustaining the quality, comfort and safety of modern life-styles. Its impressive ratio of cost to performance also means that people of all income groups can enjoy these benefits. But meeting the needs of society is not just about ”today”. Future generations also have the right to products that will benefit their everyday life. Meeting the needs of tomorrow is the foundation of the concept of ‘Sustainable Development’. Plastic products are already helping to improve people’s lives every day, whilst conserving natural resources and helping to protect the environment for tomorrow, in a world with a growing population, and ever-increasing demands for water, food, shelter, sanitation, energy, health services and economic security. Contact us for more information Contact us for more information about the benefits of plastics and the activities of PlasticsEurope.

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SUSTAINABILITY

CertiPUR-US® is an internationally recognized certification program administered by a not-for-profit organization. When you buy products containing CertiPUR-US®-certified foam, you can be confident that the flexible polyurethane foam inside has been analyzed by independent, accredited laboratories and has undergone rigorous testing to ensure it meets the latest standards for content, emissions and durability – It’s a certification you can trust. Sinomax® memory foam carries the CertiPUR-US® Seal. We proudly manufacture quality memory foam with no fillers in our Nashville Tennessee facility. Learn more: certipur.us

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Sustainable Agriculture Network

About the pilot project The tropical areas suitable for palm oil plantations are incredibly rich in biodiversity. For many years, oil palm production has been associated with negative impacts on global biodiversity, as it significantly contributes to land-use changes in tropical forests, peatlands, and other species-rich habitats. The major direct impact on biodiversity caused by palm oil cultivation is habitat loss caused by deforestation and the burning of peat or natural vegetation to prepare the land for planting. Since the 1990s, palm oil has become a global commodity widely used in processed foods and is the highest yielding plant producing vegetable oil. Palm oil is produced from palm trees cultivated in Western Africa and South and Central America, but the most considerable extension of palm oil fields is in Indonesia and Malaysia, which provide 85% of the world production. This pilot aims to advance Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and biodiversity conservation practices at the farm level for palm oil producers. To sustainably produce palm oil, there is more than concentrating on preventing deforestation or habitat loss. Advanced integrated pest management (IPM), less toxic plant protection products, and improving biodiversity-friendly production practices are crucial to arrive at environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable production systems with maximum resilience. The pilot includes the development of an additional module of Malaysia-specific pesticide data for the Pesticides & Alternatives APP, a survey of biodiversity-friendly practices currently implemented by farmers, and a census of insect diversity and their associated host plants on oil palm farms – both pest and beneficial insects. The results of this census will provide important additional information about the natural history of beneficial and pest insects and their host plants in local oil palm production regions. An international team of entomologists and botanists will discuss the results to understand plant-insect interactions and…

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