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
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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
Following the IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C released last October, the sustainability community has been waiting to find out what this means for science-based targets. Up until now, a science-based target has been defined as one that aligns to the commitment of the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to 2°C or below. However, … Continued
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?
After last-minute discussions saw the extension of negotiations in Katowice, Poland, COP24 finally came to a close before the Christmas break. Three years after the signing of the Paris Agreement, which was a turning point in the fight against climate change and provided hope for climate action, COP 24 was supposed to be the pivotal … Continued
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
Our new report published today finds that companies across the Dow 30 index are responding to shareholders demands to see climate risk assessed as part of company governance.
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
This week is Africa Climate Week. Officials from eight African countries and the UN are convening in Nairobi for a week-long conference, the purpose of which is to support the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement as well as assist delivery on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In support of the … Continued
Media headlines about climate change are largely focused on problems, obstacles and challenges. Bad news sells, right? One of the most covered news story of 2017 is Donald Trump withdrawing from the Paris Agreement – and it’s right that it should get so much attention because it’s a big deal.