Posts tagged with 'climate change'

  • Developing Energy Strategies That Can Be Readily Deployed

    A Socio-Political Merit Order This blog post was prepared with contributions by Jan Cihlar. The challenge brought by the energy transition is every bit as political and emotional as it is techno-economic. Yet today almost all energy modelling is based on least-cost optimisation from integrated assessment models for global clima...
    Posted 04-05-2018 By: Kornelis Blok Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • The Positive Side of Negative Emissions

    In recent years, awareness has grown on the need for CO2 removal to avoid dangerous levels of climate change, and companies are increasingly looking to include negative emissions in corporate climate strategies. As a part of Navigant, Ecofys finds that sufficient scalable and affordable options for ...
    Posted 20-02-2018 By: Tom Berg Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 0
  • Corporate Climate Leadership at the Dining Table

    Over the last 3 years, 341 companies have joined the Science Based Targets initiative, of which at least 40 are from the food and beverage sector. These companies include household names such as Walmart, Coca-Cola, General Mills, Kellogg’s, and PepsiCo, with billions in combined revenue. Why are the...
    Posted 19-02-2018 By: Vincent Hoen Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • "Basing" Corporate Emissions Targets

    Global emissions goalposts are captivating C-Suites and gaining velocity in corporations around the world. In boardrooms worldwide, an interesting discussion is occurring as iconic brands and corporate titans reform their journeys to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as well as their strategies f...
    Posted 08-02-2018 By: Matthew Banks Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Cities: The Focal Point of Climate Action

    This blog post was written by Richard Boehnke. Cities are a focal point of climate action, both individually and as signatories to large networks dedicated to climate mitigation (e.g., Covenant of Mayors and C40). However, efforts to pledge support, sign an agreement, and publish a local climate st...
    Posted 10-11-2017 By: David de Jager Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Connecting the dots: Connect At COP!

    Until the Paris COP, the climate debate was largely focused on the direction and policy framework of an agreement. With the signing of the Paris agreement, the call to action was broadened to include many stakeholders and sectors, yet, the agreement alone will not protect us from the most dangerous ...
    Posted 20-10-2017 By: Katja Eisbrenner Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Climate-Related Financial Disclosure

    From the Sustainability Department to the Desk of the CFO In June 2017, the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) released its final report, the recommendations of which will have an increasing impact on all organizations (both financial and non-financial). Most importantly, two necessary organizational changes were brought to light: br...
    Posted 12-09-2017 By: Oskar Krabbe Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Climate-related risks and opportunities

    Climate change and the transition to the low carbon economy are creating risks and opportunities for businesses. Investors want to understand these risks and opportunities to inform their investment decisions. This need for greater transparency is illustrated by recommendations made by the Task Forc...
    Posted 18-07-2017 By: Annemarie Kerkhof Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Setting a Circular Blueprint for Business through Science

    The circular economy is a simple idea, but not a small one. It’s key for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) and addressing climate change, as it has the potential to close the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions gap by half. More than 400 participants at the WBCSD Liaison Delegate Meeting in...
    Posted 22-05-2017 By: Preeti Srivastav Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 2
  • Six Steps Closer to Climate Mitigation Finance

    How Can Developing Countries Tap into Climate Mitigation Funds from MDBs and the GCF? The clock is ticking and the world needs a rapid curb of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to avoid surpassing the 2°C threshold. Due to the ratification of the Paris Agreement, countries face the demanding task of implementing policies to decarbonise their economies. The challenge is daunting, especia...
    Posted 12-04-2017 By: Angélica Afanador Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0