WTO Committee on Trade and Environment Continues Efforts on Plastics Pollution, Circular Economy
The Committee on Trade and Environment (CTE) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) met on 3 July 2020 to discuss how trade policy can address plastics pollution and a circular economy and to review the resumption of work on other initiatives disrupted by COVID-19. The meeting, chaired by Ambassador Chad Blackman (Barbados), served to continue conversations previously introduced by members at the WTO, including a discussion on addressing plastics pollution in November 2019 and an informal consultation on the subject held in February 2020, co-hosted by China and Fiji.
Ontario mulls single-use plastics ban in waste diversion strategy | CTV News
Ontario is weighing a ban on single-use plastics as part of a broader strategy to send less waste to landfills.
Starbucks Completes Issuance of Third and Largest Sustainability Bond
Article – Starbucks Completes Issuance of Third and Largest Sustainability Bond – The new $1 billion Sustainability Bond will support Starbucks ethical coffee sourcing and its Greener Retail initiative – A portion of the funds will support a new $20 million equity investment in responsAbility Investments…
Science to Action Fellowship | U.S. Geological Survey
The Science to Action Fellowship program supports graduate students in developing a product that puts science into action, directly applying scientific research related to climate change impacts on fish, wildlife, or ecosystems to decision making about natural resources. The Science to Action (S2A) Fellowship was developed to expose graduate students to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) through the USGS National Climate Adaptation Science Center (NCASC), whose mission is to provide scientific information, tools, and techniques to help natural and cultural resource managers anticipate and adapt to the impacts of climate change on fish, wildlife, and ecosystems.
A winning formula for sustainability reporting
Last week, I was delighted to co-host the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2019) annual awards gala. I have been a partner of ASRA si…
H&M appoints former sustainability manager as chief executive
Fashion giant H&M has named Helena Helmersson, who spent five years as sustainability manager, as its first female chief executive.