April 5, 2022 /3BL Media/ - A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change affirms that we have the tools to address the climate crisis, but we are running out of time to act. It reinforces the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions immediately to mitigate the impact of the climate crisis and details the tools and methods that will help the world limit temperature rise to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, with a warning that we are currently on track to 3 degrees of warming by the end of the century.
46 shareholder resolutions for 2022 proxies call out corporations for public statements on climate action that don’t align with their lobbying activities
With the stakes posed by the climate crisis higher than ever and public policy solutions clearly needed, investors have filed a record 46 shareholder resolutions for 2022 corporate proxies seeking information about companies’ climate lobbying practices. And in a sign of the growing influence of resolutions after last year’s historically high number of majority votes on climate-related proxy items, companies have already negotiated agreements on a record 18 lobbying-focused resolutions, vowing to take the actions sought in exchange for shareholders withdrawing resolutions.
March 1, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Today’s alarming and sobering assessment from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) details the impacts of climate change as a threat multiplier that exacerbates risks to ecosystems, biodiversity, economies, and society. The report affirms that the global climate crisis is worsening — while we still have a window to act, it is closing rapidly. We need urgent collective action from world governments and the private sector and the public to accelerate real progress and turn things around at the pace and scale necessary, Ceres said in a statement.
“At that vital summit, the world must honor the promises made here in Paris six years ago.”
At the end of the month, world leaders will gather for the most critical climate conference of our generation. This year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow decides the future of emissions and international cooperation on climate, but some questions remain: Who will commit? And with everything at stake, will it be enough?
Accelerating Corporate Action on the Climate Crisis
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Unless companies take immediate action on climate change, we will quickly surpass the 1.5 degree Celsius global temperature increase that will have catastrophic implementations not only on the environment and severity of natural disasters, but on human health, livelihoods, and security. But there is cause for optimism: more than ever, the private sector – which accounts for the vast majority of carbon emissions – is listening and stepping up sustainability commitments.
August 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Governments must urgently move to prevent the worst impacts of the global climate crisis, the sustainability nonprofit Ceres said following the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report. Compiling the most recent climate research, the report presents dire findings that underscore the severe impacts of the crisis, and warns that the planet is at risk of failing to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and the necessary reductions in greenhouse gas emissions without immediate policy changes.
The climate change emergency around us is developing at daunting speed. Last month, leaked details of an upcoming UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report highlighted that tipping points which are projected to exacerbate the impacts of global warming — such as the melting of polar ice caps — have nearly been reached.
by John Howell of Climate & Capital Media and Climate Finance Weekly
“Why climate finance,” you might ask? In 25 years of reporting on sustainable business, I have become fascinated by the pivotal relationship between capital and innovative solutions to climate-related issues.
by Suzanna Buck, Senior Impact Investment Associate at Domini Impact Investments (named to the 30 Under 30 list at The SRI Conference in Nov 2019)
I might be the only ecologist on Wall Street, but I don’t mind. It’s exactly where I want to be: after a winding journey through field research, advocacy, and legal work, I believe changing the financial system may be the most effective solution to climate change.