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Carbon Emissions Reduction, Carbon Cap and Trade, Carbon Footprint Analysis
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
June 11, 2021 Deploying Sustainable Aviation Fuels at Scale in India: A Clean Skies for Tomorrow PublicationSource: World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum’s Clean Skies for Tomorrow (CST) initiative has brought together an Indian community of private and public institutions with a shared vision of scaling production and use of sustainable aviation fuel...
Source: UN Environment Program
On World Environment Day, a clear message resonated across the globe: we must heal the planet, we must start now and we must work together because everyone has a role to play in reviving the world’s ailing ecosystems
Source: Troy Record
Sustainable travel and accessories brand, Solgaard, announces the achievement of its 'plastic negative' sustainability goal as part of an update released on World Oceans Day 2021 detailing the company's environmental commitments...
Research & Insights
May 21, 2021 75% of U.S. Energy Leaders Believe Public Sustainability Declarations Don’t Match Private Boardroom ConversationsSource: Yahoo Finance
U.S. energy leaders believe companies are not taking the steps necessary to back up sustainability initiatives and cite transformative technology as a key accelerator to help meet urgent carbon net-zero goals, according to a new...
Source: AZO Clean Tech
A new study by a team of researchers demonstrates this by making use of satellite and census data of the city of Fresno in the United States, and applying machine learning. It is obvious that peer impacts govern sustainable...
A new report by Greenpeace, called "Shopping for Plastic: The 2021 Supermarket Plastics Ranking," explores efforts that major food retailers are making to reduce plastic usage in their stores and ranks them accordingly.
Commentary & Opinion
Source: The Hill
What does the future of a sustainable climate look like in policy and practice? Wesley Look, Senior Research Associate at Resources for the Future joins Hill TV to discuss.
January 29, 2021 Opinion: Environmental justice must be foundational to the new School of SustainabilitySource: Stanford Daily
We are writing as a diverse group of Stanford staff, students, and faculty committed to Environmental Justice for Sustainability at Stanford. This weekend, faculty will gather for a deliberative democracy process guiding plans...
Source: Orlando Sentinel
President-elect Joe Biden’s official confirmation to the position of Commander in Chief elicited a sigh of relief from environmentalists across the globe. He is already committed to rejoin the Paris Agreement, has plans to ensure...
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