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National Academy Publishes Study Showing How Georgia Could Halve Its Carbon Footprint

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Georgia could reduce its carbon footprint by 50% by 2030 through the adoption of 20 high-impact climate solutions identified by the Drawdown Georgia research team, according to a new analysis led by Regents Professor Marilyn Brown of Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy. The study results were published July 26 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Researchers at Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, and Emory University conducted the study, which the Ray C. Anderson Foundation funded.

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Georgia could reduce its carbon footprint by 50% by 2030 through the adoption of 20 high-impact climate solutions identified by the Drawdown Georgia research team, according to a new analysis led by Regents Professor Marilyn Brown of Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy. The study results were published July 26 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Researchers at Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, and Emory University conducted the study, which the Ray C. Anderson Foundation funded.

Edge of Field Practices Can Help Food and Ag Companies Meet Sustainability Goals

By Kris Johnson, Interim Director of Agriculture, The Nature Conservancy, North America
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Food is among the most basic and essential ways that we interact with nature. The security and continuity of our food supply chains depend on healthy soil, clean water and a stable climate—all factors that impact a producer’s ability to grow crops. Businesses are increasingly recognizing these connections and including environmental factors into their business models. One way they do this is by setting sustainability goals related to water quality and climate change.

The Future of Real Estate for a Better World

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by Cynthia Curtis, Senior VP of sustainability stakeholder engagement at JLL

Striving for something better is a very human thing. Whether it be a better house, better clothes, a better job, it’s our nature to seek a future, which is an improvement upon the current state. The definition of better, of course, can be as unique as the individual. But when you widen the aperture and pose the question, ‘what does a better world look like?’, it forces consideration of the collective.

Centering Social Equity in Climate Risk Analysis and ESG Reporting

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Our industry is engaged in an important dialogue to improve sustainability through ESG transparency and industry collaboration. This article is a contribution to this larger conversation and does not necessarily reflect GRESB’s position. Please refer to official GRESB documents for assessment related guidance.

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Our industry is engaged in an important dialogue to improve sustainability through ESG transparency and industry collaboration. This article is a contribution to this larger conversation and does not necessarily reflect GRESB’s position. Please refer to official GRESB documents for assessment related guidance.

Ecocentricity Blog: Thirsty Lands

By: John A. Lanier
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In case you haven’t noticed, it’s the western part of the United States that is feeling thirsty right now. The combination of high temperatures and less rain than usual has been brutal, and the scariest part is that there is no end in sight.

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In case you haven’t noticed, it’s the western part of the United States that is feeling thirsty right now. The combination of high temperatures and less rain than usual has been brutal, and the scariest part is that there is no end in sight.

Tokyo 2020: Sustainability Update Highlights Safety, Gender and Climate Change

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The postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 has required the organisers to refine the event, simplifying, adapting and doing everything possible to support the realisation of a society “where everybody can thrive”, an official Tokyo 2020 sustainability update says.

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The postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 has required the organisers to refine the event, simplifying, adapting and doing everything possible to support the realisation of a society “where everybody can thrive”, an official Tokyo 2020 sustainability update says.

Engaging Consumers in Climate Action: Essential Steps for Brands

Join us and Kristina Kloberdanz, CSO of Mastercard, on July 26 at 1 p.m. ET for a conversation on how brands can work with consumers to drive climate action.
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As the world emerges from the global pandemic, evidence suggests that a majority of consumers worldwide want to take personal action against climate change. At the same time, consumers expect brands to do their part on issues like the climate crisis. 

Companies have a huge opportunity to harness this surging consumer passion for sustainability by offering product innovations that can result in change for the better.

The Challenge for Coal Sector of Net Zero and a Just Transition

By Noora Puro, Manager – GRI Sector Program
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As the build-up continues to the pandemic-delayed UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), all eyes – and hopefully all agendas – are on how to reach net-zero carbon emissions. And as the International Energy Agency (IEA) made clear in its recent Net Zero by 2050 report, this aim will fall short without a radical decrease this decade in the share of coal in global energy generation.

Webinar: Water Utility Climate Risks and Opportunities Mapping Framework

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This Snack & Learn Webinar features the Water Utility Climate Risks and Opportunities Mapping Framework that WSP developed in partnership with water utilities to help them identify, assess, and prioritize their climate-related risks and opportunities.

Ecocentricity Blog: What If I Told You

By: John A. Lanier
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What if I told you…that something with only 3% of the size can do 33% of the work? This is the story of peatlands.

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What if I told you…that something with only 3% of the size can do 33% of the work? This is the story of peatlands.

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