Science Based Targets initiative announces major updates following IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C

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Wednesday 20 February 2019: The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) will introduce major new updates to enable companies to set greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets consistent with the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement, to limit average global warming to 1.5°C by the end of the century compared to pre-industrial temperatures. New technical resources and […]

WBCSD represents the voice of business at Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction in Ottawa

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On 20-21 February 2019, the members of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC) met in Ottawa, Canada, for their global Assembly. Hosted by the government of Canada, the delegates reviewed progress of the building sector globally to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement of keeping global warming to well below 2 degrees. The […]

How Japanese companies are changing the way they report

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New study shows Japan’s growing market demand for quality information on environmental, social and governance considerations Geneva, Switzerland 11 February 2019: Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) released a report on the corporate sustainability reporting landscape in Japan. The report highlights that there’s growing market demand for […]

India Water Tool 3.0

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India Water Tool 3.0 – new and improved platform for stakeholders to mitigate and manage water risk in India Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched the third version of the India Water Tool (IWT), helping businesses and other water users understand their water risks and plan solutions for water management across the country. […]

Social & Human Capital Coalition launches the Social & Human Capital Protocol

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27 February 2019, Geneva Switzerland: Today, in conjunction with GreenBiz 2019, the Social & Human Capital Coalition (SHCC) launched the Social & Human Capital Protocol. This moment is the result of four years of collaborative development, involving input from over 50 forward-thinking businesses – including Nestlé, Grupo Argos, and LafargeHolcim, and a range of expert […]

Renewable energy will be main source of global energy by 2040, finds BP

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The new 2019 Energy Outlook report by BP has found that the demand for renewable energy is growing. The report, published today, explores the key uncertainties that could impact the shape of global energy markets by 2040. The report details an ‘Evolving Transition’ scenario where government policies, technologies and societal preferences evolve in a similar […]

Thousands of UK students strike over climate change

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Following in the footsteps of Greta Thunberg, school children across the UK have gone on strike for climate change. More than 8 million students are expected to attend the strike to demand action from the Government. Greta Thunberg, 16 year-old Swedish Student, started the strike movement last year in her home country. Today, children from […]

The UK Government has launched a number of consultations to target the growing plastic pollution problem.

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The Government has launched its consultation on introducing a world-leading tax on plastic pollution which does not meet a minimum threshold of at least 30 per cent recycled content. Michael Gove, Environment Secretary, said: “Through our plans we will introduce a world-leading tax to boost recycled content in plastic packaging, make producers foot the bill […]

We Value Nature! Join us if you do too

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  We Value Nature is a three year campaign that will help to make valuing nature the new normal for businesses across Europe. Working with the Natural Capital Coalition and supported by the European Commission, We Value Nature will collaborate with businesses, networks, platforms and other interested stakeholders to mainstream approaches such as Natural Capital […]