Science-Based Targets Initiative sees big polluters committing to cutting CO2 emissions

Roger Harrabin writes on the BBC News website about a record number of big polluters are committing to cutting CO2 emissions to the UN-backed the Science-Based Targets Initiative. What are your views?   Record number of polluters set CO2 emissions targets A record number of big polluters are committing to cutting CO2 emissions, a UN-backed … Continue reading Science-Based Targets Initiative sees big polluters committing to cutting CO2 emissions

Too few businesses pledge to reduce business flying, new corporate ranking by Transport & Environment (T&E) and Stand.earth finds

A new ranking of 230 global companies by Transport & Environment (T&E) and Stand.earth shows that 193 businesses fail to act with sufficient speed and ambition to tackle corporate travel emissions. A new ranking of corporate air travel reveals that work is underway to reduce emissions by businesses, but more action is needed. Eight companies, … Continue reading Too few businesses pledge to reduce business flying, new corporate ranking by Transport & Environment (T&E) and Stand.earth finds

Serious conversations between industry, consumers and governments about limiting resource use in the fashion industry are needed to make the industry sustainable

If things don’t change fast, the fashion industry could use a quarter of the world’s remaining global carbon budget to keep warming under 2℃ by 2050, and use 35% more land to produce fibres by 2030. Over the past 15 years, clothing production has doubled while the length of time we actually wear these clothes … Continue reading Serious conversations between industry, consumers and governments about limiting resource use in the fashion industry are needed to make the industry sustainable

Blog from Jane Marsh: 10 Things to Know About Renewable Energy Recycling

When Russia invaded Ukraine, global gas prices skyrocketed. Individuals search for alternative fuel sources to meet their transportation and energy demands. Rising gas prices and the green revolution influence society’s renewable energy adoption. The solar and wind power industries effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions. After photovoltaic (PV) panels and turbines reach their expiration dates, they … Continue reading Blog from Jane Marsh: 10 Things to Know About Renewable Energy Recycling

Certifying vineyards for carbon neutrality

Dave McIntyre writes on the Washington Post website about the effort one company in California is taking to have its vineyard certified as carbon neutral. What do you think?   What it takes for a winery to earn a Climate Neutral certification When Jess Baum joined Fetzer Vineyards in August 2020 as the company’s new … Continue reading Certifying vineyards for carbon neutrality

New EEA briefing: Europe’s air quality status 2022

Ninety-six percent of Europe’s urban population was exposed to fine particulate matter above the health-based guidelines set by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to the latest annual European Environment Agency (EEA) air quality assessment published this week   Vast majority of Europe’s urban population remains exposed to unsafe levels of air pollution Despite a … Continue reading New EEA briefing: Europe’s air quality status 2022

European Green Deal: New proposals to make sustainable products the norm and boost Europe’s resource independence

This week the Commission presented a package of European Green Deal proposals to make sustainable products the norm in the EU, boost circular business models and empower consumers for the green transition. As announced in the Circular Economy Action Plan, the Commission is proposing new rules to make almost all physical goods on the EU market more friendly to the environment, circular, and … Continue reading European Green Deal: New proposals to make sustainable products the norm and boost Europe’s resource independence

The forgotten member of the clean energy family, geothermal, on verge of new opportunities

Bryant Jones, Ph.D. Candidate of Energy Policy at Boise State University and Michael McKibben, Research Professor of Geology at the University of California, Riverside write on The Conversation website that geothermal is on the verge of unlocking vast quantities of lithium from naturally occurring hot brines beneath places like in California.   How a few … Continue reading The forgotten member of the clean energy family, geothermal, on verge of new opportunities

New report highlights the importance of enhanced energy efficiency to achieve the net-zero targets by 2050

Satish Shetty writes on the Mercom India website about the role improved energy efficiency must play for us to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. The report was prepared by the international non-profit Climate Group.   Global Push for Energy Efficiency Critical for Net Zero by 2050: EP100 Report The EP100, a global initiative led by … Continue reading New report highlights the importance of enhanced energy efficiency to achieve the net-zero targets by 2050

How to improve ESG accounting

ESG accounting is a mess. Competing initiatives mean there’s no uniform set of standards for measuring a company’s progress on sustainability. The good news is that a new initiative, the International Sustainability Standards Board, promises to do for sustainability reporting what the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) does for financial reporting — develop standards for … Continue reading How to improve ESG accounting