As many of us prepare for the hectic holiday hustle of planes, trains and automobiles, we might be thinking about how our travel plans are going to increase our carbon footprints. Fortunately, there are important strides being made to electrify these modes of transportation. This week on Sea Change Radio, we hear from Treehugger’s Sami Grover who gives us a peek into two projects coming out of the U.K. — one will allow jets to use less fuel and emit less carbon, and the other enables trains to stop spewing dirty diesel.
India is the third-largest emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the world, accounting for 6.8 percent of global CO2 emissions. At the 2015 United Nations Convention on Climate Change, India signed the Paris Agreement and committed to reducing CO2 emissions 35 percent by 2030 compared to 2005 emission levels. Since then, the Indian government has introduced emissions control measures for power plants and tighter vehicular emission standards, while calling on businesses to reduce emissions.
At the Carlsberg Group, a member of the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable, a global carbon footprinting exercise of the entire value chain formed the foundation for their new ambitious sustainability program: Together Towards ZERO.
Sports stadiums and arenas were the first to join the sports-greening movement. After all, that’s where the games are played and where tremendous amounts of energy is expended, including getting to-and-from the venue. Media companies, while a “second order” greenhouse gas emissions driver at sports events, still are part of the energy mix. Plus they of course communicate what is happening on the court, field or course to billions of people worldwide. How do they look at their own sustainability issues around sports?
The Edmond de Rothschild Group’s third Sustainability report, for reporting year 2016, gives a complete overview of its performance and progress versus its 2020 Sustainability objectives, across its Private Banking, Asset Management and Private Equity activities.
Coca-Cola European Partners (ticker symbol: CCE) today launched its first Stakeholder Progress Report, outlining key achievements in the company’s sustainability journey in 2016 and providing consolidated sustainability performance data.
This is the company’s first update to stakeholders on sustainability since its creation from the merger of Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetranke (CCEG) and Coca-Cola Iberian Partners (CCIP) in May 2016.
Sustainability serves as a guiding principle for how HP does business, fueling the company’s innovation and growth. It supports HP’s vision of creating technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere.
With the release of the HP 2016 Sustainability Report—the company’s first full year of reporting HP Inc. data since separating from Hewlett-Packard Company in November 2015—HP demonstrates continued progress in reducing the company’s total carbon and water footprints, and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions in its operations, supply chain, and product portfolio.
“We are committed to reducing our footprint through flying technologies like Sharklets and biofuels research. In order to make this work globally, businesses need to join together for a low-carbon future.”
—Robin Hayes, President & CEO, JetBlue
We’re coming at greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction from all angles. Since committing to international carbon neutral growth from 2020, the question is no longer, when? It’s, how?
Although we use new engine technology, smarter flying techniques, and renewable jet fuel, there are still some greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that we can’t reduce. For these, we offset. It’s not a long-term fix, but reducing the CO2equivalent (CO2e) in other areas (beyond flying) motivates us to stay innovative, while balancing out emissions.