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COP21 Outcomes: What they mean for businesses

COP21 Outcomes: What they mean for businesses

At the end of 2015, representatives and leaders from over 190 countries traversed the globe to meet in Paris and discuss climate change at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21). Read our article What is COP21? if you would like to know more about the conference, but in a nutshell this was the largest international … Continued

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Green New Year’s Resolutions

Green New Year’s Resolutions

It’s never too late to start on New Year’s resolutions We have a goal for you this year, let 2016 be the year you set New Year’s resolutions for your business that are aimed at reducing wastage in the workplace – in it’s many forms. If you have just returned to the office relaxed and rejuvenated, … Continued

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2015 Looking back: Local highlights

2015 Looking back: Local highlights

The past year has certainly been a busy one with respect to climate change, global temperatures, carbon policies and a global commitment to environmental sustainability. Internationally, we have experienced our hottest year ever and global leadership has taken steps and pledges toward addressing climate change. For an in-depth analysis of global developments, read our previous … Continued

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2015 Looking back: International climate news

2015 Looking back: International climate news

After a busy year, and as everyone rushes to get everything done before the festive season, we at The Carbon Report like to use this time to look back and reflect on the breakthroughs, changes and potential pitfalls that 2015 brought with it. Our primary concern is that of environmental sustainability and climate change, and … Continued

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What is COP21?

What is COP21?

196 countries will meet in Paris this December for the 21st annual United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The main objective of the Conference of Parties (COP) is to agree to a new climate deal that will be legally binding and universal, and aim to keep global warming below 2°C. Climate negotiations historically focused … Continued

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Travel Responsibly AFTER Transport Month

Travel Responsibly AFTER Transport Month

As many of you (hopefully) already know, October is officially Transport Month in South Africa. It’s a time when the nation, as individuals and organisations, takes stock of our transportation habits and their effect on the environment. In doing so, many of us make small changes for the month in order to support the cause, … Continued

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How to prepare for carbon taxation

How to prepare for carbon taxation

While we await the final carbon tax policy from Treasury (due any day now) it is important to gear up for the impending legislation. Due to the fact that emissions reporting works in retrospect, much the way financial accounting and reporting does, having accessible, credible data at your fingertips eases the reporting process when you to come to … Continued

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10 Reasons why your business should know its carbon footprint.

10 Reasons why your business should know its carbon footprint.

Carbon tax is definitely happening in 2016. Businesses need to understand which of their activities will be taxed, the scale of the tax, and finally how they can reduce the financial exposure to the tax. Companies also need to understand and prepare for how taxation may impact them indirectly, e.g. escalated electricity tariffs. A carbon … Continued

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Emissions reporting is here and it is here to stay!

Emissions reporting is here and it is here to stay!

If you think that mandatory emissions reporting is something is the far distant future and you are adopting a wait and see attitude on carbon tax you are sadly mistaken.  Mandatory emissions reporting for large emitters is on our doorstep. Under the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act, reporting of annual Greenhouse Gas and pollutant emissions … Continued