Posts tagged with 'sustainability'

  • 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
  • Finding a Cost-Effective Path to Climate Leadership

    A new wave of climate change regulations is coming, and this time to all corners of the world. Following the Paris Agreement, more than 80% of countries have already drawn up plans on how to contribute to the low carbon transition. Some have realised plans that put a price on greenhouse gas (GHG) em...
    Posted 10-01-2018 By: Long Lam Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 1
  • Setting Science-Based Targets

    How Long Can Companies Afford to Neglect Setting Science-Based Climate Targets? This blog post was prepared with contributions from Vincent Hoen, Jeroen Scheepmaker, and Frank Stern. During the last 3 years, more than 300 companies have signed up to participate in the Science Based Targets initiative. The combined revenue of these companies runs into the billions of US dollars...
    Posted 03-01-2018 By: Giel Linthorst Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Indirect Land Use Change from Biofuels Explained

    Full decarbonisation of transport will be hard without biofuels, but sustainability concerns have made policymakers weary of stimulating crop-based biofuels. The debate on the indirect impacts from biofuels in particular has increased recently. For example, on December 2, 2017, a group of Dutch scie...
    Posted 28-12-2017 By: Carlo Hamelinck Category: Renewable Energy 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: 1
  • Working Together towards a Circular Economy in Europe

    The European Commission is taking the lead on circular economy strategies through the circular economy package. Thus, an increasing number of industry associations and companies in Europe are working towards a circular economy. They are devising ways to implement related measures to reap the benefit...
    Posted 18-10-2017 By: Preeti Srivastav Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency 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: 0