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  • Businesses Know They’re Under Threat from Climate Change, so Why Won’t They Invest in Solutions?

    Businesses Know They’re Under Threat from Climate Change, so Why Won’t They Invest in Solutions?

    FAST COMPANY 11/27/19 By Michael Shank The latest financial assessment of climate change’s costly impacts, this time by the Economist Intelligence Unit, shows a nearly $8 trillion hit to the global economy in the next 30 years. The EIU’s Climate Change Resilience Index examined 82 of the world’s largest economies […]

  • 6 Ways of Using Behavioural Science in Green Policymaking

    6 Ways of Using Behavioural Science in Green Policymaking

    APOLITICAL 11/26/19 By Michael Shank This article is written by Dr. Michael Shank, communications director for the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance and adjunct faculty at New York University’s Centre for Global Affairs. We need to quickly move our cities and towns towards more sustainable development. To do that, we need […]

  • The Business Case for Climate-Friendly Tech

    The Business Case for Climate-Friendly Tech

    REUTERS 11/21/19 By Michael Shank The global environmental sensor market, as just one example, is already proliferating and expecting to be a $3 billion annual market in under ten years The Economist Intelligence Unit’s report this week warns that climate change will shave 3% off the world economy, costing almost […]

  • We Need to Make it Cool to Consume Sustainably

    We Need to Make it Cool to Consume Sustainably

    REUTERS 11/12/19 By Michael Shank and Joachim von Braun This week in Vatican City, at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, we discussed one of the world’s most critical economic, environmental, and social issues: food loss and waste. When one-third of all food is lost or wasted, this is a crisis […]

  • Ratchet bucket filled with food

    We Are Wasting a Massive Amount of Food. Here Are 4 Concrete Ways to Change That

    TIME 11/09/19 By Michael Shank and Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo Michael Shank, PhD, teaches sustainable development at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs and is the communications director at the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance. Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo is the Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Food waste might be […]