Agriculture

COP20: Two Days To A Climate Chorus In Lima?

The UN’s Lima COP20 conference stands up very well in its final days against those who doubt or scorn international efforts to reduce climate impacts. It’s not just a lot of hot air. The congruence of international climate experts and decisionmakers is allowing organizations public and private, worldwide, to focus … [continued]

Cleantech Open Honors Innovators At 5th Midwest Summit

The Cleantech Open, a 501(c)(3) nongovernmental organization, catalyzes global cleantech. It runs a rigorous one-of-a-kind accelerator program for start-up cleantech companies over a period of five months per year. Rooted in the efforts of volunteers (many of whom are top professionals in their fields), the organization has fostered over 900 emerging businesses … [continued]

World Biodiversity Plan Shows Progress, But Not Enough

It’s not just about the polar bears and the honeybees. Sustainable development, and increasingly the stabilization of climate, depend more on biodiversity than we realized even a decade ago. Extinction, deforestation, overfishing, and pollution all restrict human abilities to nourish the planet. Knowing that uniformity and paucity of species drain … [continued]