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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
August 8, 2020 Iran: decades of unsustainable water use has dried up lakes and caused environmental destructionSource: The Conversation
Salt storms are an emerging threat for millions of people in north-western Iran, thanks to the catastrophe of Lake Urmia. Once one of the world’s largest salt lakes, and still the country’s largest lake, Urmia is now barely a...
August 4, 2020 Report: Europe Leads North America in Implementing Sustainability and CO2 Reduction MeasuresSource: Environmental & Energy Leaders
According to a new report from EcoVadis, Europe leads North America when it comes to implementing sustainability and CO2 reduction measures. The report analyzed the sustainability performance of more than 40,000 companies across...
August 4, 2020 Sustainability in Asia: dead-end shortcutsSource: Asia Times
South Asia, lying in the tropical belt, is often seen as a global citadel for solar energy. But alternative energy suffers the most human of fallacies – being excited and blindsided by superficialities and trying to eliminate...
Research & Insights
Source: Good News Network
Reducing carbon emissions while increasing gross domestic product is not only possible, but is already happening in almost every state in America, according to a new report.
A new study by the universities of Exeter and Cambridge in the UK and Nijmegen in the Netherlands has concluded that electric cars lead to lower carbon emissions overall, even if electricity generation still relies on fossil fuels
Source: Environmental Leader
IPIECA, the American Petroleum Institute (API), and the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) today released the new edition of the “Sustainability Reporting Guidance for the Oil and Gas industry.” T
Commentary & Opinion
Source: The Guardian
The world grieves for lost lives and the economic devastation caused by the pandemic. Yet, when the world returns to consider this year’s reboot of global environmental goals, the operating assumptions that confined previous...
April 24, 2020 My Fellow Conservatives Are Out of Touch on the EnvironmentSource: The Atlantic
Today marks a remarkable confluence of events. April 22 was supposed to be a day when more than a billion people around the globe would attend activities in celebration of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary.
April 24, 2020 How Is the Coronavirus Pandemic Affecting Climate Change?Source: Wired
IT IS AN invisible, deadly menace. It’s causing almost unfathomable economic destruction. We knew it was coming, but were caught woefully unprepared. It tricked nations into blaming one another—the US being the primary...
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