As climate risks loom larger in the corporate world — threatening the long-term viability of certain supply chains and product lines, not to mention reputation — how can corporate boards of director’s gauge and respond to them more thoughtfully and effectively?More
Udledningen af drivhusgasser falder
Det samlede udslip af drivhusgasser fra de danske økonomiske aktiviteter faldt i 2015 med 4,8 pct. og drivhusgasintensiteten (udslip pr. kr. BNP) faldt med 6,3 pct. Tallene for 2014 viser, at nedgangen i både de absolutte udslip og i drivhusgasintensiteten var større, hvis udslippene knyttet til forbruget af brændstof, der er bunkret mv. i udlandet, ikke medregnes.More
Information about climate change has increased exponentially over the past years, yet this has not helped to solve the global warming crisis. In fact, too much information may actually be impeding progress.
The comprehensive resource called the Climate Web is trying to resolve this issue by turning mountains of information into “actionable knowledge.”More
“It’s just too little, and it’s not happening quickly enough,” said Jacqueline McGlade, UNEP’s chief scientist. “If we don’t see emissions peaking by 2020, then the chances of getting to 1.5 degrees is vanishingly small.”
UNEP’s latest report on the world’s carbon status and progress towards the goals is perhaps the definitive study of how much the world is currently emitting, and how much it can emit to remain on course to meet its goals.More
This year’s analysis estimates that there are $694bn of climate-aligned bonds outstanding, an increase of $96bn on last year’s report.
This total is made up of approximately 3,590 bonds from 780 issuers across our climate themes: Transport, Energy, Buildings & Industry, Water, Waste & Pollution and Agriculture & Forestry.More
Ten years ago in the United Arab Emirates, a new settlement was started from scratch, with the aim of becoming “the world’s most sustainable city”. Masdar City was designed to be zero-carbon and zero-waste, home to a population of 40,000 people, with an additional 50,000 commuters, in an area of six square kilometres.More
According to predictions by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, renewable energy projects will represent two-thirds of all energy investments between the years 2016 and 2040.
Cheaper coal and cheaper gas will not derail the transformation and decarbonisation of the world’s power systems. By 2040, zero-emission energy sources will make up 60% of installed capacity. Wind and solar will account for 64% of the 8.6TW of new power generating capacity added worldwide over the next 25 years, and for almost 60% of the $11.4 trillion invested.More