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87 Major Companies Lead the Way Towards a 1.5°C Future at UN Climate Action Summit

Companies announce plans to set more ambitious emissions reduction targets, challenging Governments to match their ambition
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The following is a joint press release from the United Nations Global Compact, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the We Mean Business coalition

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The following is a joint press release from the United Nations Global Compact, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the We Mean Business coalition

Ecocentricity Blog: A Burden to Bear

By: John A. Lanier
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Some of the people interviewed for this piece are good friends of mine. Maybe that makes me biased, but it also means I have firsthand knowledge of their values and commitment. They are people of great courage, endurance, and love.

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Some of the people interviewed for this piece are good friends of mine. Maybe that makes me biased, but it also means I have firsthand knowledge of their values and commitment. They are people of great courage, endurance, and love.

Schneider Electric VIDEO: Aligning Sustainability Goals with Climate Science

by Emmanuel Lagarrigue
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A new movement has begun, with more than 300 companies coming together to lead the fight against climate change.

The need for a low-carbon future has become undeniable, a conclusion supported by the Paris Climate Agreement. The expansion of an unchanged energy system, with anything close to current levels of carbon-dioxide (CO2) intensity, would likely lead to global warming in excess of 4 degrees Celsius by the end of the century[1]— a crisis scientists agree would cause widespread and disastrous ecological problems.

HPE Launches World’s First Supply Chain Program Based on Climate Science

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HPE is leading the way to a sustainable ICT supply chain with emissions reductions targets that could equate to taking 21 million cars off the road for an entire year. This first-of-its-kind supply chain management program will serve as a model for the industry and the world.

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HPE is leading the way to a sustainable ICT supply chain with emissions reductions targets that could equate to taking 21 million cars off the road for an entire year. This first-of-its-kind supply chain management program will serve as a model for the industry and the world.

Climate Justice and Sustainability Advocacy

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The chief curator (me) at EarthSayers.tv, Voices of Sustainability, has created a new channel addressing Climate Justice. The impetus for doing so arose out of a study by the Yale Program for Climate Change Communication. They conduct scientific research on public climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy preferences, and behavior, and the underlying psychological, cultural, and political factors that influence them.

Toward Context-Based Reporting Webinar

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As the measurement  of corporate sustainability matures to become more commonplace, stakeholders are beginning to ask, "Are these new metrics really measuring true sustainability?" The emerging answer is, "only when applied in proper context." We'll present the state of the art in Context-Based Sustainability, followed by a dialogue on Autodesk's open-source methodology for calculating science-based carbon targets and Q&A, with an opportunity for listeners to send in their questions.

A Dialogue with Gretchen Hancock of GE on Science-Based Sustainability Goal-Setting (Part 2)

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In part one of this dialogue, #NewMetrics channel co-curator Bill Baue and Judy Sandford, Senior Strategist for Sustainability Communications at Addison, discussed GE's approach to accountability for, and reporting on, its worldwide carbon footprint with GE's Resource Optimization Manager, Gretchen Hancock.

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