Ethics + Responsibility

EU Proposes Immediate Loss and Damage Fund, Emissions Peak Before 2025

A dramatic new offer from the plenary floor at COP 27, in which rich countries would immediately set up a loss and damage fund in exchange for a pledge to peak greenhouse gas emissions before...

‘Explosion’ in Number of Fossil Fuel Lobbyists at Cop27 Climate Summit

Oil and gas industries have 636 representatives at Egypt conference – a rise of more than 25% on previous year.

UN Experts Demand Crackdown on Greenwashing of Net Zero Pledges

High level group releases report at Cop27 saying policies should be ‘about cutting emissions, not corners’.

10 Science Insights for COP27

As nations convene in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, leading climate scientists share a new report to support more effective policy.

Can We Tokenize, Gamify, and Reality Augment Education?

New educational tools are incorporating curricula based on AI, gamification, AR and VR, and most interestingly, a collaboration that uses blockchain, token systems, and the creator economy. Here are three startups worth a look.

In Our Own Best Interests

Biden has signed some groundbreaking legislation lately, but mostly our leaders are failing us. Too many are taking actions that harm us and even them. What’s wrong with working for collective betterment?

How Sustainability Software Turns ESG Ambition into Action

IBM’s Christina Shim and Microsoft’s Mark Kroese joined Techonomy’s David Kirkpatrick at the Health + Wealth of Our Planet conference for a conversation about the intersection of technology and sustainability

Reaching New Levels in Groundwater Monitoring

As regions around the world face record-breaking droughts, researchers are using seismology to track groundwater levels and show that sustainable policies reduce strain on aquifers.

Yes, the World Needs Saving

It’s a challenging time to be an optimist. There are blights on our time. If we cannot turn ostensible optimism into action to address the world’s wrongs, we are failing our fellow humans, and ourselves.

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