Conference: CIRCULAR ECONOMY It’s CEO’s agenda!

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9th September @ 16:00 – 21:00 / 3500CZK   CONFERENCE INVITATION FOR DIRECTORS AND SENIOR MANAGEMENT OF COMPANIES WITH AMBITIONS TO DEVELOP SYNERGIES BETWEEN BUSINESS AND NATURE. Book the date and use a unique opportunity to meet the most important market makers of circular economy in the Czech Republic. We will offer you the latest […]

Helping electric utility companies to set science-based targets

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WBCSD has released a new guide to help electric utility companies set science-based targets and reduce emissions. Its aim is to support more electric utility companies to overcome the challenges they face and set their own science-based targets (SBTs) to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy. The guide also reviews the Science-Based Targets Initiative’s (SBTi) […]

SOS 1.5: A new roadmap to action business commitments to deliver net-zero emissions

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On World Environment Day, WBCSD released its new climate action roadmap to help companies reach net-zero carbon emissions before 2050. “SOS 1.5: The road to a resilient, zero-carbon carbon future” provides companies with a step-by-step framework and key actions to start and advance their journey to net-zero emissions – critical to keeping the world at […]

WBCSD to represent global business voice in Advisory Committee for 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit

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The United Nations published the composition of the Advisory Committee for the 2021 Food Systems Summit on 29 June 2020. WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker has been invited to join the group chaired by UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed and consisting of 26 Member State representatives and leading experts in food systems.   […]

Unlocking systems transformation: a business view

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WBCSD has released its latest Vision 2050 issue brief, drawing upon a broad range of expert opinion and research to present a concise overview of how systems transformation occurs. It provides business with a common understanding of the role it can and must play in accelerating the transformations needed to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth. […]

Europe secures record €60bn investment in electric cars and batteries

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Last year, Europe surpassed China in investment for electric vehicles and batteries, analysis found. Driven by the EU’s CO2 car targets, industries and governments have invested 3.5 times more towards electric vehicles (EV) and battery production in Europe than China, according to Transport & Environment’s (T&E) May report. This comes as stricter CO2 targets are […]

Global carbon emissions drop 17% due to lockdown

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Lockdowns around the world cause sharpest drop in carbon emissions since records began. Carbon dioxide levels have plummeted since lockdowns were imposed around the world due to the coronavirus crisis, research has shown. The study published in the journal Nature Climate Change shows that daily emissions dropped by 17 percent, or 17 million tonnes of […]

Houston unveils first Climate Action Plan

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Dive Brief: The City of Houston on Wednesday unveiled its first Climate Action Plan (CAP) to guide residents and businesses in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. The release coincided with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The CAP focuses on four areas, each with three key goals:   Transportation – […]

Portuguese 700MW solar auction includes price-capped energy storage option

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An auction for 700MW of grid energy capacity in Portugal is being configured to allow bids from solar and also solar-plus-storage projects to participate on a competitive basis, with guaranteed payments for energy storage co-located projects to use a capping mechanism in the event of ‘price spikes’. The Portuguese government directorate general of energy and […]

Green hydrogen can power green Alpine tourism

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An Austrian consortium has developed a hydrogen generation, storage and fueling station along with fuel cell-propelled snowmobiles. The team was so certain of the readiness of the solution they launched it during an FIS World Cup skiing event. Winter tourism, arguably more than any other form, is particularly prone to the effects of climate change, […]