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Episode 26: Inking the Paris climate pact, Disney's green guru

This week on the GreenBiz350 podcast: Countries make COP21 emissions goals official, San Francisco seeks resilience and Disney wades into environmental education.

It's Earth Day, or as we at GreenBiz like to say... it's just another Friday.

Welcome to the latest episode of GreenBiz 350, the weekly podcast covering all things sustainable business.

This week we'll cover the official launch of the Paris climate accord, San Francisco's new resilience strategy, Disney's approach to environmentalism and much more.

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GreenBiz week in review

Tune in at 2:15  minutes into the episode for a weekly roundup of the news you need to know about.

Inside San Francisco's new resilience strategy

Following in the footsteps of nearby Berkeley, California, the City of San Francisco this week unveilied a new resilience strategy that aims to address not only the region's famous earthquake risk and vulnerability to sea-level rise, but also simmering social and economic turmoil linked to rapid gentrification.

VERGE Director of Engagement Shana Rappaport explains in the piece "San Francisco CRO Patrick Otellini on risk beyond the Big One."

The business of oceans catches a wave

The budding $258 billion blue economy is full of opportunity, from deep sea exploration to more efficient cargo shipping — that is assuming that ecological issues like coral reef bleaching, acidification and plastic pollution can be controlled.

Managing Editor Elsa Wenzel covers the ocean of issues at hand: "State of Green Business: The business of oceans catches a wave."

Oxfam takes a bite out of the food supply chain

Familiar players in the field of sustainable business like Unilever and Nestle rank at the top of a new Oxfam report on food supply chain sustainability.

Senior Writer Barbara Grady describes the state of play in the article "Oxfam's supply chain study likes Unilever, Nestle, but is it complete?"

Featured stories

An in-depth look at two stories changing the game for green business. Tune it around 14:30  minute and 34:50 minute to hear this week's features.

The Paris climate agreement goes legit

Five months after the United Nations COP21 climate talks in Paris, more than 150 countries are expected today in New York to sign a global accord that aims to limit global average temperature rise to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius.

Senior Editor Lauren Hepler analyzes "The 5 biggest shifts since the Paris climate talks," while Barbara Grady covers new analysis on the pact: "We Mean Business: The Paris Accord is a $13 trillion opportunity."

How sustainability plays into Disney's kingdom

Media conglomerate, theme park enterprise and cruise ship operator Disney interacts with the environment in many ways. That's spurred the company to implement an internal price on carbon to setting emissions reduction goals and implementing new land conservation and ssustainability education programs.

Elsa Wenzel speaks to the company's top sustainability exec in the piece "How She Leads: Beth Stevens, Disney."

What's new at GreenBiz?

News, events, webcasts — the list goes on. Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest in sustainability by keeping up with GreenBiz.

Heading to Hawaii

What happens when tech and sustainability collide? Find out at VERGE Hawaii June 21-23 in Honolulu. Can't make it? Mark your calendar now for VERGE 2016, happening Sept. 19-22 in Santa Clara, California.

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Technical direction for GreenBiz 350 by Sureya Melkonian.

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