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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
December 6, 2019 Report: One in three transport companies aligning with Paris Agreement as investor pressure mountsSource: Edie
A survey of 57 of the world's largest transport companies, including airlines and carmakers, has found that more than one in three (35%) have set emissions targets in line with the Paris Agreement.
Source: Tech Republic
Data visualization is a key component of Salesforce's Sustainability Cloud, which helps customers track their impact on the environment.
December 5, 2019 Air Liquide commits to sustainable growthSource: Gas World
Air Liquide has announced plans to reduce the carbon intensity of its activities and work with customers towards a sustainable industry and contribute to the development of a low carbon society.
Research & Insights
November 27, 2019 UN climate change report warns about rising carbon emissions - videoSource: CBC/youTube
A major new report from the United Nations warns that countries around the world aren't doing enough to control the CO2 emissions that are warming the climate. CBS News weather and climate contributor Jeff Berardelli joins CBSN...
Here I’ll show you the simple mathematics of what achieving the 2030 target entails. The evidence shows clearly that the world is far from being on a path that will come anywhere close to that goal. That is not an opinion, it is...
August 19, 2019 There is ‘no denying’ we are causing climate changeSource: Sustainability Times
Two new studies published in Nature and Nature Geoscience suggest that we are witnessing unprecedented climate change at a global scale incomparable to anything from the past 2,000 years. And this time the science is as certain...
Commentary & Opinion
May 30, 2019 EPA's Fuzzy Math Not Helping Environment or EconomySource: Real Clear Politics
There’s nothing Washington loves better than a false dichotomy. Tax or cut. Spend or slash. Regulate or deregulate. Either you’re for the former or you’re for the latter. Well, that isn’t how life really works, and -- especially...
Source: The Hill
“The climate crisis isn’t somebody else’s problem. It’s everyone’s problem,” explained Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) in her opening statement at the most recent hearing for the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, Creating...
Source: The Guardian
The Guardian has updated its style guide to introduce terms that more accurately describe the environmental crises facing the world. Instead of “climate change” the preferred terms are “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown” and...
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