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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

April 24, 2019 Climate change makes poor countries poorer, widening global inequality, researchers say

Source: CNN

Climate change is having a serious impact on economic growth across the world — and it's worse for poor countries that already had a lot of catching up to do, according to a new study.

April 24, 2019 5 Simple, $0 Ways to Be Eco-Friendlier, Starting Today

Source: Food 52

When we set out to create 30 days' worth of tips, stories, and guides for how we’re all trying to live eco-friendlier every day, there was one topic our whole team couldn't stop Slacking about: $0 ways to go green.

April 24, 2019 Melting permafrost in Arctic will have $70tn climate impact – study

Source: The Guardian

The release of methane and carbon dioxide from thawing permafrost will accelerate global warming and add up to $70tn (£54tn) to the world’s climate bill, according to the most advanced study yet of the economic consequences of a...

Research & Insights

April 23, 2019 Growing number of Americans think environment will be worse for next generation, CBS News poll finds

Source: CBS

Americans give the U.S. just average or low marks on the progress it has made on protecting the environment and most believe the environment will be worse for the next generation of Americans.

March 5, 2019 Most US coal plants are contaminating groundwater with toxins, analysis finds

Source: The Guardian

Almost every coal-fired power plant in the US is contaminating groundwater with unsafe levels of toxic pollution, according to the first comprehensive analysis of the consequences of coal ash waste disposal.

February 13, 2019 THIS SCARY MAP SHOWS HOW CLIMATE CHANGE WILL TRANSFORM YOUR CITY

Source: Wired

THE CENTRAL CONTRADICTION of climate change is that it is at once the most epic problem that our species has ever faced yet it is largely invisible to the average human

Commentary & Opinion

April 5, 2019 Climate Change Reporting: A Catalyst for Change

Source: CFO

To give one example, Tesla is ranked highest in the sustainability index of MSCI, while FTSE ranks it as the worst carmaker globally on ESG issues. People may be forgiven for not making heads or tails of it. Moreover, with so...

February 28, 2019 Commentary: Acting on climate change can make difference

Source: Shakopee Valley News

These findings are consistent with the most recent report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, last year’s Fourth National Climate Assessment produced by 13 U.S. agencies under President Donald Trump and...

January 18, 2019 Why Pipeline Opposition Undermines Environmental Progress and Safety

Source: Forbes

Pipelines have been quietly providing most of the energy used in America on a daily basis for nearly a century. That is, until most recently. In recent years small, yet very vocal groups of environmentalists have argued pipelines...


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