22 Sep

2019

87 major companies lead the way towards a 1.5°C future at UN Climate Action Summit  

The following is a joint press release from the United Nations Global Compact, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the We Mean Business coalition   87 major companies lead the way towards a 1.5°C future at UN Climate Action Summit   Companies announce plans to set more ambitious emissions reduction targets, challenging Governments to…

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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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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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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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How high-emitting sectors are embracing climate science to build a low-carbon future

How high-emitting sectors are embracing climate science to build a low-carbon future By Lila Karbassi,Chief Programmes, United Nations Global Compact   When the Paris Agreement was agreed in 2015, it set the basis for ambitious climate action into the future, setting a new sustainable strategy for the world. Achieving the emissions reductions required to meet the…

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