Greenhouse gas emissions data from the world’s 500 largest companies shows that for the first time, the Global 500 are beginning to grow their businesses and manage their emissions at a rate that follows the global scientific consensus on the risks of climate change, according to a Thomson Reuters report. … Read more »
While global coal consumption fell by 1.8 percent, that was offset by a rise in natural gas and oil usage, according to BP’s June statistical analysis.
Like COP21 in Paris last December, the Climate Action Summit brings together policy makers and private companies, which will be directly affected by climate policies in the transition to a low-carbon economy. It’s a good idea for executives to get involved at the summit, or at least pay close attention from the sidelines.
Tomorrow — on Earth Day — more than 160 countries including the US will sign the Paris climate agreement. In advance of the signing, thousands of businesses are urging governments to enact policies that support a low-carbon economy, which they say presents a multi-trillion-dollar economic opportunity. Yesterday the We Mean … Read more »
Some may call it a political move designed to undermine the fossil fuel industry. Others, though, are saying that a comprehensive report issued by multiple government agencies is warning shot — to tell Congress and industry that carbon mitigation efforts are absolutely necessary. On Monday, the Obama released its Scientific … Read more »
Calling their quest to conquer climate change a “pillar” of the relationship, the White House says that this country and China will ink a deal on April 22 — Earth Day — that formally advances their mutual cause. The goal, it says, to get a grip on global warming before … Read more »
The Global Reporting Initiative and CDP have released their latest linkage guidance to help companies report on their climate-related impacts and avoid duplicating their disclosure efforts. Thousands of companies use GRI’s sustainability reporting guidelines and respond to CDP’s climate change questionnaire every year. The two reporting organizations first published a … Read more »