The European Council’s decision on the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Package will take place within days.  Both Europe’s growth and competitiveness are crucial issues for EU Member States deciding on the policy framework, and the decision has consequences for not just Europe’s climate future, but for the potential of securing a robust global climate deal in Paris next year.

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A new guide for corporate water disclosure 

With the impacts from water being increasingly felt, businesses are fundamentally changing the way they address this important resource.  The proliferation of different water assessment tools and frameworks for water risk has also grown in tandem with this increased business awareness.

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As world leaders gathered in New York on 23 September at the UN Climate Summit to pledge action on tackling climate change, cities too have stepped up to demonstrate their critical role in cutting global greenhouse gas emissions.  

A global Compact of Mayors, announced by UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael Bloomberg, will bring together more than 2,000 cities committing to undertake a transparent approach to reduce city-level emissions and vulnerability.

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With Climate Week NYC nearly upon us, CDP’s Nigel Topping looks at why it’s more crucial than ever for business and governments to help us navigate towards a sustainable future.

In August I joined my old friend Professor Alun Hubbard to sail his research vessel, Gambo, down the West coast of Greenland and across the North Atlantic to Iceland.  This trip was in preparation for a scientific expedition to traverse the Northwest Passage from Greenland to Alaska next year, researching the effect of climate change on the polar seas.

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