Hava Kirliliği ve Sağlık Etkileri: KARA RAPOR (İkinci Baskı)

Kara Rapor çalışması Türkiye genelinde ve İstanbul, İzmir, Bursa ve Ankara özelinde 2016 – 2018 yılları arasında hava kalitesi durumunun 3 yıllık bir incelemesini yapmaktadır. Raporun bir ilki gerçekleştirerek yaptığı hesaplar, 2017 yılında Türkiye’de hava kirliliği Dünya Sağlık Örgütü tarafından önerilen seviyelere indirilseydi ölümlerin %13’nün önlenebileceğini göstermektedir. Ayrıca, raporda hava kirliliği konusunda dünyada ve Türkiye’de…

94 Mayors Recognize Global Climate Emergency, Support Global Green New Deal

At the C40 Summit in Copenhagen, mayors of 94 cities herald a Global Green New Deal to “drive an urgent, fundamental and irreversible transfer of global resources away from fossil fuels and into action that averts the climate emergency.”   At the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti — the newly elected C40 Chair — alongside the mayors of…

Küresel karbon emisyonlarının üçte birinden sorumlu 20 şirket açıklandı

The Guardian, yayınladığı haberde dünyanın petrol, doğal gaz ve kömür rezervlerini acımasızca sömürerek modern çağdaki tüm sera gazı emisyonlarının üçte birinden fazlasıyla doğrudan bağlantılı olan 20 şirketi açıkladı. Dünyaca ünlü araştırmalardan elde edilen yeni veriler, devlete ait ve çok uluslu firmalar topluluğunun insanlığın geleceğini tehdit eden iklim acil durumunu nasıl yarattığını ortaya koyuyor ve endüstrinin…

GRI, IRF and SASB: Updated guidance on reporting frameworks

For those tasked with communicating their organization’s sustainability information, these are challenging times. What to communicate and to whom, and which tools to use, always have been pain points. Add to that the recent increases in the types and volume of data; the number of reporting frameworks, standards and recommendations to handle it; and the…

Global climate regulation looms on the horizon. Are banks and insurers ready?

As I write this, many of the world’s leading banks and insurers are busy finalizing their response plans to the Bank of England’s innocuous-sounding supervisory statement No. SS3/19. It sets out the regulator’s expectations for how banks and insurers should manage the financial risks of climate change, including modification of governance and risk management frameworks, development…

With Less Than 4,000 Days to Go, Business Contribution to SDGs Falling Woefully Short

Despite some progress since the goals were launched in 2015, advancement over the past four years has been stifled due to socioeconomic, geopolitical and technological uncertainties, hindering CEOs’ sustainability efforts. CEOs say business contribution to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) is not on track, according to a new study by the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and Accenture. At…

Why people should be at the heart of sustainability goals

Last week, world leaders convened for the 74th United Nations General Assembly to review the progress in implementing the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. The goals include important and tough challenges: ending poverty; ending hunger; quality education for children; sustainable economic growth; climate action and more. There are 17 goals in total, all to be achieved…

“Sürdürülebilir Kalkınmaya Tümevarımla Ulaşmak” (Barış Doğru)

Sadece geçtiğimiz birkaç ay bile Türkiye’nin iklim kriziyle başının ne kadar büyük bir dertte olduğunu gös­termeye yetebilir aslında. Ardı ardına gelen, tüm Karadeniz’i etkileyen ve onlarca can ve milyonlarca mal kaybına neden olan sel felaketleri, birkaç saat içinde İstanbul’u bir çöküntü alanına dönüştüren aşırı yağış ve İzmir çev­resinde binlerce hektar alanı kavuran ve bir türlü…

A 100-Year Journey: Achieving Sustainability for All in the Coffee Industry

Global demand for coffee continues to rise, but climate change is expected to shrink suitable land for Arabica coffee beans by 50 percent by 2050 — just 30 years away. Key Coffee, Inc. is working to protect the future of coffee and coffee farmers, starting in Tana Toraja, Indonesia. We spoke to the company’s director and EVP Kazuo Kawamata,…

How developing countries put forests on the climate agenda

As a child of rubber tappers in the Brazilian Amazon, Chico Mendes saw how quickly the life-sustaining forest could disappear if soy farmers and cattle ranchers wanted the land for themselves. They didn’t harvest the trees for rubber or nuts, but chopped them down, burned them and scraped them away. Cattle ranching and soy farming,…