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Carbon Emissions Reduction, Carbon Cap and Trade, Carbon Footprint Analysis

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Carbon is a chemical element which is the stuff of life – carbon atoms are found in all living things on Earth.  Downside:  the combustion of carbon-based fuels (such as coal and oil) leads to a build up of “Greenhouse Gases,” (GhG’s) including carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide (NoX), which trap heat in the atmosphere. We call this Global Warming as the atmospheric effects cause the Earth to heat up.

The effects of global warming could include changing climate conditions, rising seas (as polar caps melt), interruptions in agricultural production, and destruction of ecosystems. Governments, advocates, investors, lenders and others are encouraging corporations to reduce their carbon footprint. The objectives are to reduce risk, moderate the impact of the enterprise on the environment, reduce operating and capital costs, and to be a better corporate citizen.  Cutting carbon use / carbon emissions have become an important corporate strategy.*  In this section we bring you news and updates, research and insights, commentary and opinion, and other resources of value to all stakeholders in the effort to reduce GhG’s and the effects of global warming.

*As the chair of PricewaterhouseCoopers observed in 2008:  Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) findings show a clear trend that carbon reduction is becoming a key component of business strategy.  As CEOs we see it and long-term institutional investors see it…

--Dennis Nally, PWC at global launch of the CDP

News & Updates

November 25, 2015 Reducing black carbon and methane emissions could reduce Arctic warming

Source: CBC News

Reducing emissions of short-lived climate pollutants, such as methane and black carbon, alongside carbon dioxide could help reduce the warming of the Arctic by up to 0.25 degrees by 2050, says a new report by the Arctic Council.

November 25, 2015 7 Reasons the world will be sustainable

Source: Reuters

Every day, news headlines and science reports reflect a world increasingly impacted by unsustainable trends and catastrophic climate events. But in fact, disaster is avoidable, and this series will explain why. It takes you...

November 25, 2015 2015 likely to be warmest on record says UN weather body

Source: BBC News

Global average temperatures in 2015 are likely to be the warmest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).

Research & Insights

November 24, 2015 Not Good Enough: Meta-Analysis Of Climate INDC Studies

CleanTechnica - Last week, analysts Kelly Levin and Taryn Fransen of the World Resources Institute munched and crunched about a dozen very recent reports that examine how far the world's climate action commitments (intended...

November 24, 2015 NOAA Global Warming Study Under Fire

R & D Magazine - The study reports global surface temperatures are higher than reported by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and that the rate of warming for the first 15 years of the 21st century is on par with...

November 24, 2015 Climate change will trigger the world's greatest refugee crisis

Sydney Morning Herald - And it will force residents out of rural areas that suffer greater risk of wildfire. On current trends, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts sea levels will rise by up to...

Commentary & Opinion

November 24, 2015 Paris is Just One Piece of the Climate Change Puzzle

Council on Foreign Relations - Coauthored with Naomi Egel, research associate in the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Next week's Paris meeting on climate...

November 24, 2015 Bloomberg derides state, federal action on climate change

Source: Capital New York

Former mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday expressed little faith in the ability of state and federal elected leaders to make progress on climate change, saying that business, consumers and mayors will have a much greater impact.

November 23, 2015 Paris climate talks: Developed countries must do more than reduce emissions

Source: The Guardian

Developed nations must take responsibility for their historic emissions and contribute the funds and transfer of technologies to developing countries needed to help avoid dangerous climate change.


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