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Should Offsetting Be Part of the Net Zero Puzzle?

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Offsetting – the practice of compensating for carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gas emissions by reducing emissions elsewhere – is not new. Over the past 30 years, the market allowing organizations and individuals to voluntarily purchase “carbon credits” has grown rapidly. But while there are some well-reputed schemes, the offsetting industry is often criticised for being confusing and lacking in transparency. Failure to regulate it has led to wild price inconsistencies, questionable projects, the risk of double counting and, in the worst instances, fraud.

TCFDW Launches, Addresses Gender Inequity As Climate Risk

International Team to Create TCFD-aligned Toolkit Leveraging “Climate Solutions Multiplier”: Gender Equity
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WAKE FOREST, N.C., June 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Women in Climate Tech (WiCT) today announced the launch of the TCFDW program with the goal to create a toolkit for use by business and government to assess:

New CRS Business Has Holistic Approach

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WSP USA, a leading professional services consultancy, has created a new Climate, Resilience & Sustainability business line to partner with companies, government agencies and communities across the U.S. to solve the dynamic challenges of equitable climate mitigation, asset and infrastructure adaptation and emergency management. The Climate, Resilience & Sustainability (CRS) business line centralises a wide range of services within WSP, differentiating the company in its ability to provide complete lifecycle sustainability and climate mitigation, adaptation and response solutions, as Tom Lewis, who leads the CRS Business line, and Michael Mondshine, Senior VP, explain. “Our mission is to help our customers grow through better sustainability and resilience.”

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WSP USA, a leading professional services consultancy, has created a new Climate, Resilience & Sustainability business line to partner with companies, government agencies and communities across the U.S. to solve the dynamic challenges of equitable climate mitigation, asset and infrastructure adaptation and emergency management. The Climate, Resilience & Sustainability (CRS) business line centralises a wide range of services within WSP, differentiating the company in its ability to provide complete lifecycle sustainability and climate mitigation, adaptation and response solutions, as Tom Lewis, who leads the CRS Business line, and Michael Mondshine, Senior VP, explain. “Our mission is to help our customers grow through better sustainability and resilience.”

WSP Announces the Release of Its Global 2020 ESG Report

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Businesses play a key role in supporting the development of a sustainable and prosperous society. WSP’s contribution is to plan, design, manage and engineer our communities to thrive; as one of the world’s largest professional services firms, the greatest benefit WSP can provide is through the services we offer and the projects we deliver. We also minimize the negative impact of our own operations and increase the positive, earning our reputation as a sustainability leader.

WSP Celebrates World Ocean Day

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World Ocean Day is a reminder of the critical role that oceans play in the global environment and in our everyday lives. Oceans are connected to all life on Earth. They produce more than 50% of the planet's oxygen and absorb 30% of carbon emissions. Oceans are critical for people's health and livelihoods. They provide the main source of protein for over one billion people. By 2030, 40 million people will be employed in ocean-based industries.

Challenges in Supply Chain Sustainability

WSP USA sponsored and participated in the May 2021 Climate Leadership Exchange, a premier networking event for climate, energy and sustainability professionals.
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In late May, WSP USA’s Kealy Herman and Kevin Martins hosted a supply chain discussion at the Climate Leadership Exchange, a virtual event hosted by the Climate Leadership Conference dedicated to addressing the climate crisis through policy, innovation and business solutions. 

During the event, sustainability leaders joined a conversation about advancing climate ambition in supply chains. Much of the dialog was focused on the barriers that organizations face when trying to integrate sustainability into their supply chains. 

Three key themes emerged from the discussion: 

Franklin 98 Living Shoreline

Innovative design approach uses nature-based solutions and habitat restoration to build coastal resilience and protect critical infrastructure.
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A 12-mile segment of Highway 98 that traverses Apalachicola Bay on the Florida panhandle lies directly beside the water’s edge. Wave energy, rising tides and severe storms make this stretch of shoreline, and the adjacent roadway infrastructure, particularly vulnerable to chronic erosion.

Ramona Gardens Natural Park - Air Pollution Reduction Measures

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The Ramona Gardens Housing Development is in the Northern Boyle Heights neighborhood of central Los Angeles. The housing complex is home to 1,800 residents, including 700 children. The community is situated less than 150 feet north of the 12-lane I-10 freeway, 2-lane express toll road, and the Metrolink rail corridor. 

When compared to average California communities, Ramona Gardens is disproportionately impacted by air pollutants due to:

Somber Reflections: Memorial to Enslaved Laborers Fosters 'Hope and Healing'

WSP USA provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing design for University of Virginia memorial recognized with The Architect’s Newspaper’s 2020 Best of Design Award.
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A new memorial acknowledging the historical use of slave labor to build and maintain University of Virginia’s Charlottesville campus has been attracting attention and heightening racial awareness since its completion in what became a turbulent 2020.

That recognition now includes a top design honor from The Architect’s Newspaper, which honored the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers with its 2020 Best of Design Award. The project additionally earned the publication’s Public & Social Impact award.

WSP USA Clearing Path to Recovery for Wildfire-ravaged Regions of California

Since November 2020, WSP has been providing CalRecycle with emergency structural debris and hazard tree removal leadership in the Bay Branch region south of San Francisco.
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In 2020, California was devastated by out-of-control wildfires that claimed lives, destroyed property and created environmental hazards across the state. When the fires subsided, state Emergency Management officials looked to WSP USA for management of the massive cleanup effort.

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