Important update on SBTs for Covid-impacted businesses

The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact to many businesses around the world. Covid-impacted businesses have struggled to deal with major disruptions, lockdowns and uncertainty has made it a difficult time for many. Despite this, we are pleased to see that prioritising climate action and the setting of ambitious net zero targets actually increased, … Continued

The Paris Agreement: 5 years on we are cautiously optimistic

Five years ago, the Parties to the UNFCCC negotiated the Paris Agreement – a landmark environmental accord that aimed to tackle climate change, adapt to its impacts and support the developing world to do the same. For the first time, the nations of the world had united in this common cause. This was undoubtedly a … Continued

Summary of COP 25: What now for the climate?

The summary of COP 25 is one of disappointment. It was impossible to achieve consensus between countries to finalise the operating rules of the Paris Agreement and ensure that it became operational by 2020. So, what happened and what does this mean for the climate crisis? Multilateral climate governance impossible to establish by 2020 This … Continued

COP 25: Crunch time for the Paris Agreement

Faced with the challenge of making 2015’s Paris Agreement operational, this COP needs to be decisive. Having overcome some unprecedented political obstacles by changing host countries, then host continent, the COP 25 is going ahead. It will run from Monday 2 to Friday 13 December in Madrid. Special attention will be given to biodiversity and … Continued

The opportunity in Carbon Neutrality

Since COP21 and the adoption of the Paris Agreement, a growing number of nations and businesses have pledged to take action on climate change and made a commitment to a common goal: carbon neutrality. But what does this really mean to your business? Why should you consider a carbon neutral commitment?

COP24: Writing the rulebook on climate action

The 24th annual UNFCCC conference kicks off on Monday. It is the turn of a wintry Poland to play host to what will be the most significant meeting yet for the 192 states involved in the Paris Agreement. The fate of our climate will be in the hands of these parties next week as we … Continued

Behind the scenes of the science-based target movement

The corporate momentum behind setting meaningful Science Based Targets (SBTs) on carbon reductions is building with the total count of companies that have either publicly committed to or set SBTs now sitting at a healthy and ever-increasing total of 406 organisations. It is great to see progress being made recently, including many large players such … Continued