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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

January 21, 2021 Paris climate accord: Biden announces US will rejoin landmark agreement

Source: CNN

Hours after he was sworn in, President Joe Biden announced the US plans to reenter the Paris climate accord, the landmark international agreement signed in 2015 to limit global warming, in a sign of Biden's urgency to address the...

January 20, 2021 Sustainable Paris: New City Plan Calls for Fewer Cars, More Plants

Source: Live Kindly

Paris plans to turn its famous Avenue des Champs-Élysées into a sustainable pedestrian garden. The Champs-Élysées committee — formed of people who live and work in the area — has campaigned for a renovation and redesign of the...

January 19, 2021 Sustainable property development brings green dividend

Source: Bangkok Post

Sustainability is a new priority for residential property projects in Asia, especially at time the world is facing threats from climate change and diseases.The building and construction sector is among the planet's top polluters,...

Research & Insights

November 9, 2020 Tackling Financed Emissions: Introducing Science-Based Targets for Financial Institutions

Source: ISS Governance

Disclosing a clear and measurable target for emissions reductions serves to hold companies accountable to their commitments. In the current climate, the corporate world is increasingly held responsible for its impacts on the...

October 12, 2020 Scientist Maps CO2 Emissions for Entire US

Source: SciTech Daily

Map features greenhouse gas emissions across the entire US landscape at high space- and time-resolution with details on economic sector, fuel, and combustion process.

September 25, 2020 Melting Antarctic ice will raise sea levels and might cause humanity to 'give up ... New York'

Source: Fox News

If the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement are not met, the Antarctic ice sheet will melt, resulting in global sea levels rising to the point where humanity will have to "give up ... New York," according to a new study.

Commentary & Opinion

December 10, 2020 Australia's record spring heat one-in-500,000 without climate change: analysis

Source: The Guardian

Australia’s hottest spring on record, which saw temperatures more than 2C above average, would have been “virtually impossible” without human-caused climate change, new analysis has found.

October 26, 2020 For energy transition, the key word is sustainability, not politics

Source: The Hill

For energy transition, the key word is sustainability, not politics © istock Two words — sustainable and transition — are frequently used when we talk about energy these days and unfortunately, the definitions are at best...

September 28, 2020 Elon Musk: “The US Is Moving Toward Sustainable Energy”

Source: CleanTechnica

The US is moving toward sustainable energy.” While on this topic of sustainable energy, Elon Musk noted that eventually everything we do will be done with sustainable energy.


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