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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
October 16, 2018 Humanity is ‘cutting down the tree of life’, warn scientistsSource: The Guardian
Humanity’s ongoing annihilation of wildlife is cutting down the tree of life, including the branch we are sitting on, according to a stark new analysis.
October 11, 2018 4 big takeaways from the UN’s alarming climate change reportSource: VOX
he new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, is out. Its prognosis for the planet is grim: We may have as little as 12 years to act...
October 11, 2018 Carbon taxes gain new life, but resistance remains stoutSource: CBS News
Advocates of taxing fossil fuels believe their position is stronger now because of an alarming new report on climate change and a Nobel Prize awarded to by two American economists, but neither development is likely to break down...
Research & Insights
September 13, 2018 Can a jurisdictional approach boost sustainability?Source: Forest News
A new report assesses outcomes for tropical forests and climate change.
September 5, 2018 50 years of rising income inequality has created a 'new gilded age' in the US, and in 5 states it's now worse than everSource: Business Insider
Reactions to the Great Recession like the Occupy Wall Street movement brought to national attention just how massive the wealth gap in the United States had become. Even as the economy recovered, the gap between the top 1% of...
August 22, 2018 'Who's the cleanest of them all'Source: Washington Times
Yet the latest world climate report from the BP Statistical Review of World Energy finds that in 2017, America reduced its carbon emissions by 0.5 percent, the most of all major countries. That’s especially impressive given that...
Commentary & Opinion
Source: The Guardian
The future looks fiery and dangerous, according to new reports. But political will and grassroots engagement can change this
February 27, 2018 America’s moral obligation to the environmentSource: The Hill
President Barack Obama revealed the Clean Power Plan to the world in 2015. Obama referred to the proposal as “a moral obligation” and rightfully labeled it "the single most important step that America has ever made in the fight...
August 3, 2017 Can Humans Beings Survive The Impending Climate Crisis?Source: HUFF Post
Although climate change may now rank alongside ISIS as the world’s most feared security threat according to a new Pew report, the horrors that global warming will unleash in the future, are far “worse than you think” warns David...
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