The Climate Trust’s annual predictions about the events, policies and ideas that will matter in 2016, across the carbon market. The trends, which range from climate change playing a larger role in federal decision-making to increased carbon market linkage and momentum in conservation finance, were identified based on interactions with market experts.
Climate & Environment
This category is climate change in relation to sustainability and CSR and how these segments effect one another. This includes how climate change has started to cause a wide range of physical effects with serious implications for investors and businesses, and how the business sector discloses climate risks and manage them.
The water it takes to produce 10 burgers is the same amount of water you use to shower for a year. Here are 10 more reasons to make not eating meat your New Year’s resolution!
Bouqs, based in Venice, California, promises to send flowers directly from farms in South America. The easy pricing and farm-to-table business model could disrupt the flower industry.
The Volkswagen emissions scandal keeps growing, as the company fails to reach a recall agreement with the US EPA and gets slapped with a lawsuit.
British Columbia, the third most populous province in Canada, enacted a carbon tax in 2008. How successful has the tax been? It decreased emissions 3.5 times faster than the rest of Canada, according to a new report by Carbon Tax Center (CTC).
Some of these “trends” are stale (old and not new), and some of them are just pale (not going to happen). Hey, I even threw in a few ideas on how we can stop making these silly trend predictions.
A recent report on EU energy governance, produced by the British House of Lords, says that “EU-wide binding 2030 renewables targets will not be delivered unless it is backed-up by a monitoring and enforcement mechanism that acts as a guarantor for the agreement.” So, how are we to go about measuring carbon emissions?
The Thames Deckway in London is envisioned as a robust and steady floating cycle and pedestrian pathway, with less obvious integration of renewable energy harnessing, multiple sensor platforms and communications technology.
Delhi needs Blue Zones Projects — a community well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to environment, policy, and social networks.
Changing global mindset about energy production must start at the source, by involving those who already have the technology and expertise in energy production. Public-private partnerships that are founded in constructive, forward-thinking legislation and incentives and involve the companies with the greatest stake in today’s fossil fuel industries offer the best opportunities for change.
SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainable Events
On Saturday 12th December 2015, an historic international climate agreement was reached in an old air hanger on the outskirts of Paris. World leaders, NGOs, and business leaders created a global plan to limit the average global temperature of the earth from rising above 2°C.
What does this mean for the global event industry — an industry intensive in carbon use?
The California cap-and-trade program recently completed another successful allowance auction, providing an opportunity for lessons learned regarding compliance instruments. The market demand for California Compliance Allowances (CCAs) continues to increase. In turn, the market for offsets (which tend to be less-used) will also continue to grow, providing attractive transaction opportunities for both landowners with potential projects throughout the U.S. and covered entities who are seeking a less costly option to CCAs.
Modern micro-hydro kinetic (MHK) technologies are a potential solution for reliable decentralized energy production in developing and remote communities around the globe by harnessing the kinetic energy of flowing water from the local waterways.