"Between January 2015 and September 2019, banks provided loans and underwriting of more than USD 1.7 trillion to key actors in the global plastics supply chain," notes Portfolio Earth in its recent Bankrolling Plastics report. "Banks must no longer...
Last year was supposed to be a pivotal year for climate. It was the year for COP26 which would mark the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement. Indeed, 2020 followed a year where climate change had been propelled onto newspaper...
Millions of people around the world will remember 2020 as the year that two major crises intersected bringing us to the stark realization that our future will be changed forever. Both the COVID-19 pandemic and the unfolding climate crisis...
This is the third of three posts by Brad Zarnett, a Canadian sustainability strategist, writer and speaker. He is the Founder of the Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series (TSSS). The full article can be found in Medium as “Sucking Up to Business is a Certain Path...
Canada's recent net-zero legislation (Bill C-12) fails once again to meet the scale of the climate threat Canadians and the world are up against. It is not the transformative piece of legislation that the Liberals promised and that Canadians...
The mass production and consumption of plastics has created perhaps the biggest environmental crisis in human history. To solve the plastic problem we need to start producing and using alternative non-plastic products. And of course we can also recycle,...
This is the second of three posts by Brad Zarnett, a Canadian sustainability strategist, writer and speaker. He is the Founder of the Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series (TSSS). The full article can be found in Medium as “Sucking Up to Business is a Certain Path...
"To prevent extinction, banks have to stop funding it." — Portfolio Earth That's according to Bankrolling Extinction, a new report published Wednesday by Portfolio Earth, an initiative seeking to challenge the financial industry's role in ecological devastation. The report shows Big Banks lent...
The climate clock is ticking—getting closer and closer to midnight. We need an all-hands-on-deck strategy to tackle climate change and avert the catastrophic consequences of a warming planet. The corporate sector is part of the solution and governments must...
“A green recovery is one that tackles the climate, biodiversity and pollution crises at the same time,” says Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. The UN Decade is a rallying call for the restoration of nature...