10 places to visit before they vanish.
It’s difficult to deal with the fact that this list exists and it is very real. We don’t have any control over the past, but we sure can paint a brighter future. I’d love to live in a world that has a list titled ‘10 places to visit that have been restored to their glory’
Whether it’s rising sea levels, desertification, torrential monsoons, melting glaciers or ocean acidification, climate change is rapidly altering the landscape of our planet. We may be one of the last generations to see some of the Earth’s most cherished places.
really weird living in an age where I have to worry about some of the most majestic sights that nature has to offer vanishing! :(
Maplecroft’s Climate Innovation Indexes (CIIs) – which rank 360 of the largest US companies according to their innovation of clean-tech solutions and new products, mitigation of climate change related risks and management of carbon emissions - was released earlier this morning.
The top 20 US firms are ranked below, along with their sectors:
- General Electric Co, Industrial
- Alcoa Inc, Basic Materials
- Johnson Controls Inc, Consumer, Cyclical
- Ford Motor Co, Consumer, Cyclical
- Intel Corp, Technology
- Hess Corp, Energy
- Air Products & Chemicals Inc, Basic Materials
- Praxair Inc, Basic Materials
- United Technologies Corp, Industrial
- Autodesk Inc, Technology
- Covanta Holding Corp, Energy
- PG&E Corp, Utilities
- Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Financial
- Life Technologies Corp, Consumer, Non-cyclical
- Lexmark International Inc, Technology
- Weyerhaeuser Co, Basic Materials
- Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc, Consumer, Non-cyclical
- Advanced Micro Devices Inc, Technology
- PSEG Inc, Utilities
- Applied Materials Inc, Technology
The Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes (CIIs) are the single most exhaustive study of the USA’s largest multinational companies are managing and adapting to climate change, with a special focus on innovation.Maplecroft rated each company against more than 100 criteria, including: technological innovation and new working practices to combat climate change impacts; management of climate-related issues; adaption to physical climate-related risks, such as flooding or more extreme weather events throughout the supply chain; and the reduction of GHG emissions.
See Fast Company’s The Companies Combatting Climate Change In The Most Innovative Ways for more details