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Carbon Emissions Reduction, Carbon Cap and Trade, Carbon Footprint Analysis

Carbon is a chemical element which is the stuff of life – carbon atoms are found in all living things on Earth.  Downside:  the combustion of carbon-based fuels (such as coal and oil) leads to a build up of “Greenhouse Gases,” (GhG’s) including carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide (NoX), which trap heat in the atmosphere. We call this Global Warming as the atmospheric effects cause the Earth to heat up.

The effects of global warming could include changing climate conditions, rising seas (as polar caps melt), interruptions in agricultural production, and destruction of ecosystems. Governments, advocates, investors, lenders and others are encouraging corporations to reduce their carbon footprint. The objectives are to reduce risk, moderate the impact of the enterprise on the environment, reduce operating and capital costs, and to be a better corporate citizen.  Cutting carbon use / carbon emissions have become an important corporate strategy.*  In this section we bring you news and updates, research and insights, commentary and opinion, and other resources of value to all stakeholders in the effort to reduce GhG’s and the effects of global warming.

*As the chair of PricewaterhouseCoopers observed in 2008:  Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) findings show a clear trend that carbon reduction is becoming a key component of business strategy.  As CEOs we see it and long-term institutional investors see it…

--Dennis Nally, PWC at global launch of the CDP

News & Updates

January 27, 2022 Countries are failing to prioritise sustainable agriculture

Source: Environmental Journal

Just 28 countries are prioritising sustainable agriculture in their international climate commitments, according to the recently published Food Sustainability Index (FSI).

January 27, 2022 F1 could become trailblazer for sustainable fuels

Source: Race Tech Magazine

LEADING experts have welcomed Formula 1’s plan to leverage the intense competition between its teams in a bid to drive the development of sustainable fuels.

January 27, 2022 Nanotechnology Utilized to Explore Sustainability in Construction Coatings

Source: Azo Nano

According to a research article published in the journal Construction Materials, a group of researchers conducted a sustainability analysis related to the prevention of the development of fungus in building structures using...

Research & Insights

December 14, 2021 Philadelphia Gas Works, city release sustainability study

Source: Pennsylvania Bsiness Report

A new study defines and evaluates technological methods to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from natural gas in Philadelphia.

November 16, 2021 National Recycling Day: How the pandemic has affected sustainability efforts

Source: WIVB

November 15 is National Recycling Day. A new survey by Essity shows how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected sustainability efforts in the United States, as well as in other countries. Overall, the survey showed that sustainability...

August 18, 2021 FuelPositive Commissions Study that shows Canada produces enough excess green energy today

Source: Yahoo Finance

Canada produces sufficient green electricity in off-peak demand hours to produce enough carbon-free ammonia (NH3) to replace the use of fossil fuels for 100% of the passenger and freight aviation and rail, passenger bus, freight...

Commentary & Opinion

December 6, 2021 Commentary: The Rotman Review: Why Sustainable Finance Is Critical To MBAs

Source: Poets and Quants

Some funding models that have been proposed to fund climate initiatives deviate significantly from conventional methods such as raising debt or equity.

August 10, 2021 5 takeaways from the major new U.N. climate report.

Source: NY Times

On Monday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a scientific body convened by the United Nations, released a major new report concluding that the world cannot avoid some devastating impacts of climate change, but that...

June 24, 2021 Opinion - America the Beautiful' is a green infrastructure plan for greater sustainability and equity

Source: The Hill

Record heat and wildfire in the western United States. Plummeting biodiversity. A nation struggling for equity and justice. In times like these, we desperately need federal initiatives that can solve multiple problems in one fell...


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