- Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs.
- The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute has completed a report for that examines the impact climate change is likely to have on Alberta's ecosystems. Alberta's boreal forest may transition to aspen forest and grasslands as a result of changing climate conditions.
- The Climate Bonds Initiative has issued proposed eligibility criteria for solar assets under the Climate Bond Standard and Certification Scheme.
- Climate change combined with rapid population increases, economic growth and land subsidence could lead to a more than 9-fold increase in the global risk of floods in large port cities between now and 2050
- The sun is finally rising on the global solar business, with growing demand in developing regions helping to ignite the first increase in industry wide capital spending in three years in 2014
Sustainability Leader, BASF North America, USA
Charlene Wall-Warren leads sustainability programs for BASF in North America. Her role includes identifying new opportunities to communicate about and apply BASF's sustainability management systems, measurement tools and product innovations.
Prior to this position, she led a company-wide team pursuing applications for environmentally sound packaging technologies that combine environmental and economic benefits with enhanced shelf-appeal.
In 2001 Charlene launched BASF's North American Eco-efficiency Analysis program, bringing sustainability measurement and optimization tools to BASF businesses and customers in this region. She is a Board Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and from 2006 to 2008 was the Inaugural Chair for AIChE's Center for Sustainable Technology Practices. In addition, Charlene leads BASF's contributions to the Sustainability Consortium, a coalition of companies developing a universal system of sustainability measurement for consumer products.
After graduating with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University in 1992, she spent the first ten years of her career as a process and project engineer -- designing BASF manufacturing facilities.
Charlene, her husband and son live in Orange County, New York.