Water insecurity is already presenting parts of the corporate world with serious challenges. Competition for scarce water resources is leading to business disruption, brand damage and the loss of operating licenses.
Following the launch of the latest CDP analysis on corporate actions in response to climate change, the underlying data sets, including the historic data, are now available for detailed academic analysis.
Standing in the midst of nearly half a million climate marchers in New York City this September, the largest march of its kind in history, a shared feeling of connectedness and positivity was heavy in the air. How well did Climate Week NYC and the UN Climate Summit last month respond to that sense of hope?
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.
New guidance on corporate target-setting means businesses can now reduce their carbon emissions in line with climate science.
This year’s Climate Week in New York saw many exciting new developments, but one in particular marks a new opportunity for regional governments all over the world to demonstrate their contribution to tackling climate change.
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.
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.
Ahead of the United Nation’s historic Climate Summit on September 23, some of the world’s most influential companies have endorsed six key initiatives that demonstrate their commitment to a robust global climate deal in Paris next year.