On Monday representatives of countries around the world met at the UN to discuss climate change, part of the continued momentum towards a global agreement on climate in December at COP21 in Paris.
By Lance Pierce, President, CDP North America & Paula DiPerna, Special Advisor, CDP North America
The United Nations announced last week during the Bonn climate negotiations that it would take six European oil and gas companies up on their offer of support to establish a global carbon-pricing system. The proposal, which came from firms including Royal Dutch Shell and Total SA, was both unexpected and encouraging. But its significance transcends corporate policies.
CDP is developing a new, publicly available estimation methodology and a separate greenhouse gas emissions dataset for 1,300 of the world’s highest-emitting public companies
The world’s governments are currently meeting in Bonn to address the challenge of reducing global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in order to limit atmospheric warming to 2° Celsius. Elsewhere in Germany, in Bavaria today the G7 will tackle climate change and energy.
If you’re curious to see how the world’s cities are transitioning to a low-carbon economy, you can now follow it live. For the first time ever, CDP data is available in real time: Our live map of reporting cities allows you to track and view responses from the hundreds of cities currently submitting their climate change-related data to CDP.
If we are to avoid dangerous climate change and the significant negative social, environmental and economic consequences it will bring, atmospheric warming must be limited to two degrees or below. Manmade emissions of greenhouse gases are the most substantial contribution to warming. The science is clear.
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With the 2015 CDP disclosure cycle underway, a study by the UCLA Anderson School of Management highlights the benefits to companies of using the CDP system.
The business world has in recent years accelerated its understanding and response to climate risks. The past 12 years alone have seen a twenty-fold increase in the number of companies disclosing through CDP. Now a study from UCLA’s Applied Management Research Program reveals the beneficial impacts of this disclosure. The research is based on three years of corporate data disclosed through CDP and includes in-depth interviews with nearly 40 companies that use CDP to report and manage their environmental risks.