New analysis has found that 68% of companies in the Global 100 list have targets to lower emissions and/or purchase clean energy.
HSBC says the world is rapidly depleting its carbon budget, approaching ‘Peak Planet’ and must achieve a peak in emissions by 2020, leaving much of its fossil fuels in the ground. Impossible? HSBC says not, and is encouraged by growing public awareness, favourable economic drivers and falling technology costs for renewables.
Earth’s land, oceans and biosphere are now in extreme danger, but this doesn’t seem to be driving the urgent measures required to arrest current trends.
Australian Greens leader reads riot act to Labor, the Coalition and big business, and says her party alone stands for sustainability and a safe climate.
In a speech this week, Paul Gilding said the world was ‘locked in’ for a sustainability crisis that would trigger world-changing climate impacts and resource conflicts. The only question now is how will we respond? Will this be a century of chaos or a few decades of messy but successful transition?
This is a crucial year for dialogue between environmental and business groups. Will we see collaboration or conflict? And who has the most to lose?
Agricultural runoff is a major issue for the GBR, but is being managed with some success. The major coal port development, however, not so much.
Retailer plans €1.5bn investment in wind, solar in sustainability strategy. Plus Combet’s green windfall call; Japan’s renewables shift; and corporate water stress.