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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 »


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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Court Won’t Rule on Clean Power Plan Until After Paris Climate Talks

The court’s decision on whether to block the Clean Power Plan won’t come until after the UN’s December climate negotiations in Paris, according to a court order issued yesterday. The order from the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the EPA has until Dec.3 to … Read more »

68 Major Companies Join Climate Action Pledge

As the UN climate talks in Paris near, 68 additional companies have joined the White House-led American Business Act on Climate Pledge. Companies making the pledge have set greenhouse gas reduction and renewable energy sourcing goals for 2020 and beyond, and are focusing on increasing energy efficiency, boosting low-carbon investing. … Read more »


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 »

Largest US Companies Pledge $140bn to Cut Carbon Footprint

Apple, Coca-Cola, Walmart and PepsiCo are among the 13 of the largest companies in the US that have signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. The companies have announced a combined total of $140 billion in new low-carbon investments, in addition to ambitious, company-specific goals to cut emissions as … 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 »

UN Climate Talks Fail to Reach Funding Agreements as Deadline Looms

With still no agreements on climate change compensation or funding for poor nations or even extending the Kyoto Protocol beyond 2013, the United Nations’ climate talks in Doha, scheduled to end tonight, are likely to continue at least through Saturday, according to media reports. The Economic Times says consensus looks at least … Read more »

UN Climate Talks Roundup: Nations Demand Compensation, Investment Falls Short

UN Climate Talks Roundup: Nations Demand Compensation, Investment Falls Short

Climate change compensation has emerged as a major issue of the UN climate talks in Doha, Qatar, the Guardian reports, with rich countries like the US and Europe opposing the idea that they should pay developing counties for “loss and damage” in vulnerable areas caused by climate change. The concept … Read more »

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