Seventh Generation Advisors practices the ancient Native American philosophy that the decisions we make today should result in a sustainable world seven generations into the future.
‘Tis the season of prognostications in the media for 2016, but how can anyone make serious predictions in a world full of uncertainties and surprises (think Trump, Paris terror attacks, and Kobe Bryant’s retirement)? To guide my own conjecture, I looked back at 2015 for signposts and found four big ones worth mention.
January 24, 2016
The R20 Climate Finance White Paper and Action Plan was chosen by Big Path Capital as one of the "Top 10 Smartest Reports on the Intersection of Climate Change and Finance" in the current semi-annual review cycle of The SmarterMoney+ Review Winter issue. The final top 10 selection was made from a list of 38 reports by their esteemed Selection Committee members, who represent a cross-section of leaders in the space. (Members of the SGA team were the primary authors of the CFAC report.)
January 22, 2016
TT discussing COP21 and a low-carbon future with students of the Yale School of Management.
January 15, 2016
Terry Tamminen meeting January 15, 2016 with the Honourable Mary Polak (right), Environment Minister for R20 Founding Member British Columbia, Canada, and Susanna Laaksonen-Craig (center), Head of the Climate Action Secretariat, to discuss new partnerships for climate solutions.
The meeting was hosted by the Aga Khan Development Network at the Ismaili Center in Burnaby, BC with President Malik Talib (Aga Khan Council for Canada), Dr. Mahmoud Eboo (AKDN Representative to Canada), President Samir Manji (Aga Khan Council for Canada) and numerous leaders from business, academia, and NGOs.
December 9, 2015
SGA congratulates the Earth Law Center for its work to protect our planet:
ELC has just released a new report compiling and analyzing 100 "co-violations" of human rights and nature's rights worldwide. They released the report at a workshop alongside the climate talks in Paris, where they shared information and debated solutions to this escalating problem. Read the press release here. ELC also sponsored The International Rights of Nature Tribunal which met in Paris December 4-5, in conjunction with UN climate talks. ELC acted as co-prosecutor for Mother Earth, giving a voice to nature's rights before a tribunal of world experts. For more, read the agenda and ELC's closing remarks.