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January 10, 2022
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Climate crisis and business as usual?

LONDON: Jonathon Porritt, environmental activist, author and founder of sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future, marked his organisation’s 25th anniversary recently by talking to Johan Rockström, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact…
January 07, 2022
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Deutsche Post offsets all CO2 emissions from German mail delivery

BONN: Deutsche Post (DP) has begun offsetting all CO2 emissions from its German mail distribution operations at no extra cost to its customers. Until now, its decade-long ‘GoGreen’ option came with a price and was only available to business customers with a…
January 03, 2022
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China emissions exceed combined OECD and EU totals for second year

NEW YORK: According to analysis from the Rhodium Group, preliminary global emissions covering all six Kyoto gases, land-use, forests and international bunkers fell to 50.1 Gigtaons in 2020 from 52.4 GT the previous year. Report authors Alfredo Rivera, Shweta…
December 21, 2021
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DHL launches certification process for trucking subcontractors

BONN: Deutsche Post DHL has devised and introduced a global DHL Green Carrier Certification process to encourage its trucking subcontractors become more sustainable by reducing relevant Scope 1,2 or 3 emissions. Devised by the Express, Freight and Supply…
December 16, 2021
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How to separate banking commitments from greenwashing

WASHINGTON, DC: Authors Matthew Solomon, Angela Ortega Pastor, Paul Rosane and Pedro de Aragão Fernandes work for CPI, an analysis and advisory organization that helps governments, businesses, and financial institutions address climate change. Here they…
December 14, 2021
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US$22 million funding for carbon Sweep

PARIS: Certified B-Corporation Sweep, a carbon management platform for large enterprises, has announced US$22 million in Series A funding from Balderton Capital, New Wave, La Famiglia and 2050. Total funding has now reached US$27 million in less than a year.…
December 08, 2021
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DSV offers customers ‘green logistics’ programme

COPENHAGEN: DSV has launched a ‘Green Logistics’ programme for all modes of transport covering CO2 reporting, green supply chain design and optimisation plus sustainable fuel offerings. Last year the company set approved Science Based Targets (SBTi) for…
December 07, 2021
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Who got an 'A' in climate change leadership?

LONDON: Global disclosure non-profit CDP has rated 200 companies worldwide with an ‘A’ on its latest climate change reporting list. To score an 'A', companies must have robust governance and oversight of climate issues, rigorous risk management processes,…
December 06, 2021
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Union Pacific publishes climate action plan

OMAHA, NE: Union Pacific Railroad has published a climate action plan and committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. In February this year the Science Based Targets Initiative approved the company’s targets to reduce absolute…
November 23, 2021
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COP26: one small step or giant leap for mankind?

LONDON: Simon Retallack, director for Latin America at the Carbon Trust, says despite not agreeing to reduce global warming to less than a catastrophic +2.4 Celsius, delegates at the COP26 summit at least decided the following: " • Most of the world is now…
November 17, 2021
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What’s the fifth largest carbon emitter in the world?

STANFORD, CA: John Ribeiro-Broomhead is a recent graduate of Stanford University’s Master’s programme in Atmosphere and Energy Sciences. He notes the recent COP26 climate focus on energy, transportation and the environment overlooked the one word that…
November 09, 2021
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COP26 climate cop-out

GLASGOW/BERLIN/COLOGNE: Government inaction driven by coal and gas subsidies has resulted in a “massive credibility, action and commitment gap” as the world heads to at least 2.4˚C of warming. According to the latest Climate Action Tracker (CAT) from the New…

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