Nordea Invest om investering i klima og miljø: Her er udsigterne for 2020 (artikel, december 2019)

“Investering i klima og miljø er blevet mere og mere populært i de senere år, og investorerne er blevet mere opmærksomme på de mange faktorer, der understøtter denne langsigtede megatrend.

Nogle investorer mener dog stadig, at klima- og miljøvenlige løsninger i bund og grund kun handler om vedvarende energikilder.

Men denne snævre fortolkning undervurderer i høj grad, hvor mange muligheder der er…….”More

World Economic Forum: Here’s how a circular economy could change the world by 2030 (Article October 2019)

Article from World Economic Forum, 29 Oct 2019 by Leanne Kemp, Chief Executive Officer, Everledger:

“Let me share my vision of 2030

By then, we are living in a global circular economy that has become ‘intentionally transparent’. This open mindset has released a surge in trust throughout the world’s supply chains that encourages higher visibility and greater control over responsible sourcing. We now have ethical and sustainable circular supply chains in which the rewards are shared equitably, right from local communities through to the primary consumer and beyond.More

CEO Guide to the Circular Bioeconomy (report by WBCSD and BCG, November 2019)

WBCSD released the CEO Guide to the Circular Bioeconomy, a call for the shift towards a sustainable, low-carbon, circular bioeconomy.

It presents a USD $7.7 trillion opportunity for business by 2030, establishing the circular bioeconomy as a nature-based solution that addresses five of our greatest environmental priorities.

While the global population has doubled over the last 50 years, resource extraction has tripled.More

Sustainable finance: EU reaches political agreement on a unified EU classification system (December 18th, 2019)

Press announcement from EU, December 18th, 2019:

“The EU will soon have in place a common classification system to encourage private investment in sustainable growth and contribute to a climate neutral economy.

EU ambassadors today endorsed a political agreement reached between Finland’s presidency of the Council and the European Parliament on a EU-wide classification system, or “taxonomy”, which will provide businesses and investors with a common language to identify what economic activities can be considered environmentally sustainable.

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Goldman Sachs becomes 1st major US bank to pledge no funding for new Arctic drilling (Article in ABC News, December 2019)

Article in ABC News by

Goldman Sachs has become the first major U.S. bank to ban financing for new oil drilling or exploration in the Arctic region.

While environmental groups lauded the move as a step in the right direction, one advocacy group pointed out Monday that this is only a “fraction of Goldman Sachs’ multibillion-dollar fossil fuel portfolio.”

The announcement came in the investment bank’s updated Environmental Policy Framework on Sunday.

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The dark side of the Nordic model: Carbon emissions! (article by Jason Hickel in Al Jazeera, December 2019)

Article by Jason Hickel, 6 December 2019:

Scandinavian countries may top every ranking on human development, but they are a disaster for the environment!

Scandinavians have it all. Universal public healthcare and education that is the envy of the world. Reasonable working hours with plenty of paid vacation. They have some of the highest levels of happiness on the planet, and top virtually every ranking of human development. 

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What is life like in a green world? Here’s one version of a “CO-topia” (article by World Economic Forum, October 2019)

Article, October 31, 2019 by Ida Auken and World Economic Forum:

By 2030, your CO2 emissions will be greatly reduced. Meat on your dinner table will be a rare sight. Water and the air you breathe will be cleaner and nature will be in recovery. The money in your wallet will be spent on being with family and friends, not on buying goods. Saving the climate involves huge change, but it could make us much happier at the same time.

Right now, we are losing the fight against climate change – but what would winning look like?

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UNEP’s Emissions Gap Report 2019: “Time is running out!” (November 2019)

The report presents the latest data on the expected gap in 2030 for the 1.5°C and 2°C temperature targets of the Paris Agreement.

As the world strives to cut greenhouse gas emissions and limit climate change, it is crucial to track progress towards globally agreed climate goals. For a decade, UNEP’s Emissions Gap Report has compared where greenhouse gas emissions are heading against where they need to be, and highlighted the best ways to close the gap.More

Rige kendisser flyver 10.000 gange mere end gennemsnittet! (artikel i Aktuell Hållbarhet, oktober 2019)

Uddrag af artikel i Aktuell Hållbarhet, 21/10 2019:

Bill Gates, Paris Hilton, Jennifer Lopez och andra rika kändisar i USA har fått sina flygresor kartlagda av en grupp forskare i Lund. Resultaten publiceras i en vetenskaplig artikel som visar att en rik elit är på väg att äta upp det globala utsläppsutrymmet.

I artikeln som publiceras i novembernumret av den vetenskapliga tidskriften Annals of Tourism Research har forskargruppen ledd av Stefan Gössling, professor i turism vid Lunds universitet, kartlagt tio internationella offentliga personers flygvanor under ett år. Siffrorna visar sig att personerna inte bara är superkändisar utan också ”superutsläppare”.

Av de tio amerikanska kändisarna var det Bill Gates, ordförande i Microsoft, som släppte ut mest – hela 1 600 ton koldioxid under det undersökta året 2017.More

Buying less is better than buying green for the planet and your happiness! (Study from University of Arizona, October 2019)

A new study found that people who consume less are happier than those who engage in other pro-environmental consumer behaviors, like buying environmentally friendly products.

Humans’ overconsumption of resources — from the food and clothes we buy to the methods of transportation we choose — is a leading contributor to global climate change, says University of Arizona researcher Sabrina Helm. Therefore, it’s increasingly important to understand the choices consumers make and how those decisions affect the health of a planet with limited resources.More