30 Jan '13, 1pm

The top sustainability stories for the year ahead

The top sustainability stories for the year ahead

Last month I shared my picks for the top sustainability stories of 2012 ; I also reflected on the predictions I made at the beginning of last year, summarizing what happened on the items that I saw, and adding a number of other items that I had missed. Here are my picks for the top sustainability stories on the horizon for 2013. Defense drives The U.S. Department of Defense is emerging as a major driver of sustainability initiatives in the U.S., driven by a very steely-eyed assessment of national security considerations. In September, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said that military reliance on fossil fuels creates significant risks and costs on both tactical and strategic levels. The Defense Department (DoD) is looking at the impact both on military capacity — measured in dollars, mission effectiveness and lives — but also the impact on the national security of the count...

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