New baseline-setting report for corporate climate action will track progress against Paris climate goals in future editions, and finds companies already gaining competitive advantage from reducing their emissions;
Business is gearing up to go low-carbon with 85% of companies already having emissions reduction targets in place;
But these targets are lacking long-term ApplebusinessCDPCorporationsenvironmentinfrastructureLow Carbonparis agreementSky plctechnologyToshiba Read More
Mayors of the world’s major cities have called for national governments and international financial institutions to help finance low-carbon and sustainable projects. These reforms are crucial for implementing the New Urban Agenda and meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The C40 Cities Call for Action on Ada ColaubusinessC40Enrique PeñalosaenvironmentHelen FernándezinfrastructureinnovationLow CarbonManuela CarmenMauricio RodasmayorsMiguel Ángel ManceraMunicipal Infrastructure FinanceNew Urban AgendaOrrego LarraíntechnologyWWF Read More
A gigantic overhaul of the world’s buildings, public transport and energy infrastructure costing trillions of dollars is required if dangerous climate change is to be avoided, according to a major new report.
The study by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, which is co-chaired by prominent climate economist Lord buildingscoalenvironmentgreenhouse gas emissionsinfrastructureinnovationLord Nicholas SternLow CarbontechnologyTransport Read More
Ban Ki-Moon Hails Remarkable Response as 31 Join on One Day
New York, 21 September—The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer toward entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement today at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
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Investors say countries that move first will attract investments and call for regulators to force disclosure of climate-related risks
A group of 130 institutions that control US$13tn of investments have called on G20 nations to ratify the Paris agreement this year and accelerate investment in clean energy and forced disclosure of carbon pricingclimate changeG20green financeinvestmentLow Carbonparis agreementrenewable energyRenewables Read More
LONDON: The second Business & Climate Summit - convened by a network of partners that represent over 6 million businesses worldwide – today called for swifter government action on climate and the ratification of the Paris Agreement without further delay.
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New dietary guidelines could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1bn tonnes by 2030, and could lessen country’s problems with obesity and diabetes.
The Chinese government has outlined a plan to reduce its citizens’ meat consumption by 50%, in a move that climate campaigners hope will provide major heft in the effort 2030climate changediabetesgreenhouse gas emissionsLi JunfengLow Carbonobesity Read More
Washington, April 15, 2016 – The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC), an initiative bringing together leaders from government, business and civil society, today called for global goals on putting a price on carbon emissions, while welcoming new high-level co-chairs at the CPLC’s first official meeting since being launched at Paris carbon pricingclimate changeclimate summitCOP21CPLCFossil FuelsLow CarbonSégolène Royal Read More
Last week, President Obama visited an advanced battery factory in Jacksonville, Florida. As part of the clean-energy revolution that’s creating jobs and making our planet safer and more secure at the same time, this factory makes cutting edge energy-storage technology that will continue to help integrate new power sources into the ARPA-EbatteriesClean EnergyCleantechclimate changeEnergyhydrogenIndustryLow CarbonPresident Obama Read More