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.

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What is the Greenhouse Gas protocol?

The GHG Protocol Initiative is a multi-stakeholder partnership of businesses, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), governments, and others convened by the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Launched...

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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...

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10 tips to create a green workplace

10 tips to create a green workplace

Solar panels on your roof, a recycling bin in your kitchen and public transport to work  - if you’re thinking tick, tick, tick then you’re well on your way to living a green lifestyle. If not, then now is a great time to start, and make a few changes to your office...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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Creating a winning culture with sustainability

One of the people I follow in the field of sustainability is Gareth Kane.  This blog is adapted from one of his posts. Like Gareth, we have spent a significant amount of time and energy in persuading clients to think of "sustainability for profit" rather than...

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Job creation and the green economy – lessons from South Korea

Can the adoption of a green economy really create jobs and lead to sustainable development and economic growth?  South Korea’s National Strategy for low carbon and green growth is a great example of how an economic super power is transforming their economy.  If it is...

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Misconceptions around emissions reduction strategies

As society and industry is progressing into a climate change focused era, one needs to look at the general perception both individuals and companies have to see that there is a major misconception of the financial implications an emissions reduction strategy (ERS) may...

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Our recent tweets

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@NatGeo: "To care about the ocean in the 21st century is to feel conflicted: despairing what’s been lost, optimistic about what we can save." #WorldOceansDay https://t.co/hCDaDaFiJf
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@Patagorda: BREAKING In a historic VICTORY for #Climate, Dutch court orders @Shell to reduce its GHG emissions with 45% by 2030 and become #ParisAgreement aligned. Current plans are insufficient. Thank you @milieudefensie https://t.co/kszLD0fWX1 https://t.co/o7gWZUYV1p
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@fbirol: The @IEA just released the world’s first comprehensive roadmap for the global energy sector to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Our special report shows the pathway to net zero by 2050 is narrow but still achievable if governments act now. The report ➡️ https://t.co/nnpk3Ik1fH https://t.co/C3rwxuv12s
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@GeorgeMonbiot: This is worth repeating, as it keeps being forgotten. In terms of greenhouse gas emissions, WHAT you eat is much more important than WHERE it comes from. https://t.co/q6xFQLiqCV
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@esgarchitect: “$44trn of economic value generation – over half of the world’s total output – is moderately or highly dependent on nature.” - @wef w @PwC_UK “The New Nature Economy Report” Jan 2020. #nature #ESG #biodiversity #investing #pensions #valuation #metrics #esgdata https://t.co/M2MMdVJZrq
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What Does "Net-Zero Emissions" Mean? 6 Common Questions, Answered https://t.co/vvq3Dr9nlH via @WorldResources #netzero
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4 Things to Know About the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere | World Resources Institute #ClimateChange #OceanClimateAction https://t.co/ofZ8vK8DYf
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How warm oceans supercharge deadly hurricanes https://t.co/7RRiFjsv45 #HurricaneDorain #ClimateChangeIsReal
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Why is climate change’s 2°C of warming limit so important? https://t.co/oVFusqvBOI #climatechange
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Planes, Trains and (Big) Automobiles: How Heavy Transport Can Reduce Emissions and Save Money worldresources https://t.co/rk33uBsSPz via @WorldResources #energy #Transport
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