Why There is Much to Celebrate this World Water Week

Yesterday, the 2012 World Water Week began. This annual conference in Stockholm, Sweden is the planet’s largest gathering of water-related scientists, managers, NGO leaders, and multilateral organizations. This year’s conference lies in the shadow of the coming due 2015 due date for the Millennium Development Goals related to water and sanitation.

Sustainable Energy for All

On September 21, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced a new initiative - "Sustainable Energy for All". One of the initiative's main goals is to ensure universal access to sustainable energy by 2030.

American Consumers Aren’t Buying Climate Action

A few high-profile American executives shared their perspectives on sustainable business. They offered a first-hand view of government shortcomings, the powers and limitations of private sector action, and the role US citizens have played in stymieing the global climate talks.

Dancing in the Dark: The Danger of Letting Business Lead on Climate Protection

In a candid session on energy and the environment at the Clinton Global Initiative yesterday, the world’s lead climate negotiator Christiana Figueres explained why her organization, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), had made so little progress in establishing international climate protection regulations.