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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The imperative for raising ambition

The imperative for raising ambition Authored by the Science Based Targets initiative Building on the IPCC’s 1.5°C report, the Science Based Targets initiative is introducing new technical resources to enable companies to set emissions reduction targets in line with the Paris Agreement’s highest level of ambition. Holding global temperature rise below 1.5°C will require “rapid,…

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Change the chain: Setting science-based targets for your value chain

Change the chain: Setting science-based targets for your value chain   by Nicole Labutong, Technical Manager, CDP     Large corporations have complex and extensive value chains. Often made up of tens of thousands of companies, they wrap around the globe. In many sectors, the value chain accounts for the majority of companies’ overall greenhouse gas…

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