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Top CEOs Quit Trump Biz Council following Paris Accord Abandonment

Top CEOs Quit Trump Biz Council following Paris Accord Abandonment

Following US President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will quit the Paris climate agreement, the CEOs of Disney, Tesla, Apple and many others quit Trump’s business advisory council, and others continued to speak up in favor of sustainability. Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, for example, told CNBC that he has … Read more »

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COP21 Climate Deal: What’s Next for Business

The world’s 195 countries signed a historic climate agreement this weekend in Paris at COP21. And although the agreement doesn’t bind businesses to making and reporting on emissions cuts, it will require ambitious efforts by private corporations, according to COP21 attendees. “At COP 21 businesses showed they supported an ambitious … Read more »

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COP21: All 195 Nations Sign Climate Deal, Commit to Emissions Cuts

A climate change deal was reached at COP21 on Saturday, committing all 195 nations to keep a global temperature rise this century to below 2 degrees Celsius. The agreement also drives efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, which scientists say is a safer … Read more »

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Road to COP21 Climate Talks: US Feds Pledge Emissions Cuts, CEOs Unite on Climate Deal

The COP21 climate talks are less than a week away and we’re seeing a flurry of low-carbon commitments from governments and industry as both groups gear up for Paris. US federal agencies will cut emissions to 41.8 percent below 2008 levels by 2025. The White House made the commitment on … Read more »

Top Mining Companies Risk $10 Billion in Earnings from Carbon Price

Top Mining Companies Risk $10 Billion in Earnings from Carbon Price

The world’s largest mining companies face a collective $10 billion risk if global carbon pricing tightens following the COP21 Paris climate talks, which begin next week, according to report from CDP. The 11 ranked companies in the report account for around 85 percent of mining emissions. A $10 billion risk … Read more »

Who Are the Climate Change Corporate Leaders?

Who Are the Climate Change Corporate Leaders?

Two studies released today find business will play a major role in climate change action following the COP21 climate change summit in Paris next month. The GlobeScan/SustainAbility Survey, a long-running expert surveys on sustainability-related topics, finds 86 percent predict that the private sector will play an “important” or “very important” … Read more »

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Why General Mills, Dell, Unilever Care About the COP21 Climate Talks

As the COP 21 United Nations conference on climate change in Paris approaches, an increasing number of companies are pledging to reduce their own emissions and carbon footprints — and seeing cost savings from these actions. Some 90 percent of the world’s countries have submitted climate pledges to facilitate a … Read more »

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Major Firms Call for Climate Agreement in Paris

Fourteen major companies based or with large-scale operations in the US have voiced strong support for a new global climate agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris later this year. In a statement organized by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), the companies — Alcoa, Alstom, … Read more »

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Food Giants Urge Climate Change Action

Global food companies have pledged to accelerate business action on climate change and urged governments to do the same by forging an international agreement this December at the Paris climate negotiations. CEOs of Mars, General Mills, Unilever, Kellogg, Nestle USA, New Belgium Brewing, Ben & Jerry’s, Clif Bar, Stonyfield Farm … Read more »

Denmark Considers Phasing Out Coal

Denmark should ban coal use by 2025, according to Helveg Petersen, Denmark’s climate, energy and building minister, as reported by Reuters. The cost of phasing out coal would not be significant, according to Petersen. Wind turbines are set to generate more than half of Denmark’s electricity by 2020. Petersen’s ministry … Read more »

Major GHG Cuts Needed, IPCC Draft Warns

Major cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, of 40 to 70 percent by 2050 compared to 2010 levels, would be needed to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, according to a draft UN report obtained by Reuters. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) draft, which sums up the three … Read more »

Paris Lifts Driving Limits after Just One Day

French authorities lifted the restrictions they placed on Paris drivers on Monday, saying after just one day that they had achieved the desired environmental outcome. “Bravo, and thank you,” French ecology minister Philippe Martin said in a message to Parisians, the Guardian reports.  Martin said that 90 percent of Parisians … Read more »