How Can Financial Institutions Deliver on the Paris Agreement?

How Can Financial Institutions Deliver on the Paris Agreement?   By Cynthia Cummis, Director of Private Sector Climate Mitigation, World Resources Institute and Steering Committee member of the Science Based Targets initiative This is a critical year for climate action. Five years after the landmark Paris Agreement, world governments will convene in Glasgow this November…

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A race to the top

A race to the top   Authored by the Science Based Targets initiative When the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) started back in 2015, in the run-up to the landmark Paris climate change conference, it had a simple aim: to help companies set targets to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions according to what science…

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1.5°C vs. 2°C – a world of difference

1.5°C vs. 2°C – a world of difference   Authored by the Science Based Targets initiative We are standing at the edge of a historic precipice. Our actions in the coming years will dictate our planet’s course for centuries to come. The recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) laid out a…

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Japan Is Leading on Business Climate Engagement. Will Ambitious Policies Follow?

Japan Is Leading on Business Climate Engagement. Will Ambitious Policies Follow?   By Nate Aden - June 28, 2019 Originally posted by WRI.org The Japanese government has announced its long-term climate and growth strategy under the Paris Agreement on climate change. The announcement comes ahead of the G20 Summit hosted by Japan this week (June 28-29)…

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How Fashion Companies Can Collaborate to Tackle Their Biggest Source of Carbon Pollution

How Fashion Companies Can Collaborate to Tackle Their Biggest Source of Carbon Pollution   By Cynthia Cummis and Yelena Akopian - June 25, 2019 Low prices and unprecedented demand are fueling the growth of "fast fashion," which takes trends from runway to consumers in record time. The problem is that, in the process, fashion is putting eye-popping…

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India: A breeding ground for science-based climate action

India: A breeding ground for science-based climate action By Subodhika Vohra India, along with the rest of the world, is suffering at the hands of increased extreme weather events. From extreme flooding in Kerala in 2018 and Mumbai in 2017 to cyclones battering the east coast, India’s vulnerability to climate change is evident. Recognising the…

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