Report Report: Blockchain, forests, sustainability goals and more

2019 Progress Report (Climate Action 100+) assesses the ;progress that 161 focus companies, representing over two-thirds of global industrial GHG emissions, have made on climate-related topics, as part of their engagement with the Climate Action 100+ initiative. Key findings include: 70 percent have set long-term emissions reduction targets. 9 percent have emissions targets that are in…

COP25’in yeni adresi Madrid

Şili’de haftalardır süren protesto eylemleri nedeniyle iptal edilen Birleşmiş Milletler İklim Değişikliği Konferansı’nın (COP25) yeni yeri belli oldu. Konferans, 2-13 Aralık tarihleri arasında İspanya’nın Madrid kentinde gerçekleşecek. Perşembe günü açıklama yapan Başbakan Pedro Sanchez Madrid’de zirveye ev sahipliği yapmak için gerekenleri yapmaya hazır olduğu ifade etmişti. Konferansın kendi ülkesinde yapılmasını iptal etmek zorunda kaldığını söyleyen Şili Devlet Başkanı Sebastian Piner Pinera ise, “İspanya Başbakanı…

Şili COP25 ve APEC zirvelerini iptal etti

Şili Devlet Başkanı Sebastian Pinera, ülkesinde yapılacak olan BM İklim Değişikliği Konferansı (COP25) ve Asya –Pasifik Ekonomik İşbirliği Zirvesi’ni, ülkedeki ‘karmaşık durum’ nedeniyle iptal ettiğini açıkladı. Pinera başkanlık sarayından yaptığı açıklamada, “Bu çok zor bir karar, COP ve APEC’in önemini biliyoruz. Fakat sağduyuyla karar vermemiz gerekiyordu” dedi: “Bir başkan halkını her şeyin üzerinde tutmalı.” APEC Zirvesi’nin 16 ve 17 Kasım tarihlerinde,…

Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper, and PepsiCo Announce New Program for Plastics Recycling

America’s leading beverage companies, such as The Coca-Cola Company, Keurig, Dr Pepper, and PepsiCo, today announced the launch of the “Every Bottle Back” initiative, an effort to reduce the industry’s use of new plastic by making significant investments to improve the collection of the industry’s valuable plastic bottles so they can be made into new bottles. These competitors are…

5 emerging jobs in the circular economy

The circular economy is celebrated as a trillion-dollar opportunity beginning to penetrate industries around the world. There’s no sector or region left untouched by the potential for reinventing systems, products and services in a fashion that ultimately creates no waste and even regenerates natural systems. At least that’s the hope among evangelists of circularity, notably the Ellen…

How cities and states can get more zero-carbon vehicles on the road

States have started to put together the policy building-blocks for decarbonization of their economies. The federal government — and states that have lagged behind — can follow their lead in setting carbon emission targets, mandating renewable energy use, upgrading electric grid technology, improving energy efficiency and various other areas laid out in earlier installments of…

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…