This blog was guest written by Darrel Stickler, Global Environmental Sustainability Lead, Cisco.
Today is the first day of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, just north of Cisco’s global headquarters. A low-carbon footprint event for Cisco to attend! The theme of the summit is “Take Ambition to the Next Level.”
On August 1, humanity will have used nature’s resource budget for the entire year, according to Global Footprint Network, an international research organization that has pioneered the Ecological Footprint resource accounting metric. The Ecological Footprint adds up all of people’s competing demands for productive areas, including food, timber, fibers, carbon sequestration, and accommodation of infrastructure. Currently, carbon emissions make up 60 percent of humanity’s Ecological Footprint.
RYE BROOK, N.Y., June 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Today, Xylem (NYSE:XYL), a leading global water technology company, published its 2017 Sustainability Report: "The Opportunity of a Lifetime,"which outlines its commitment to partnering with customers and communities to pioneer new approaches to help solve the major water challenges of our time. The report also spotlights Xylem’s progress over the past year to advance its sustainability goals.
Learn more about Smithfield’s ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and its progress toward its 2020 environmental targets in its 2017 Sustainability Report at smithfieldfoods.com/environment.
Since 2015, Alliance Data reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 21 percent metric tons. Check out how we fared in this short video. Our 2017 Corporate Responsibility report, which will be out in the coming weeks, will detail more of our efforts to nurture and protect our environment.
We have both a responsibility and an opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In just the last 50 years, scientists and experts report global GHG emissions have grown by nearly 70%, and that GHG concentrations in the Earth’s atmosphere have increased nearly 30% in that same span.
For most companies their greatest risks and impacts lie within their supply chains. To truly address areas such as; GHG emissions, Human Rights violations and water usage companies need to work with a whole host of partners.
In a 1-hour webinar debate, you will hear from businesses on how they are driving large scale change in partnership with suppliers, industry associations, NGOs and competitors.
Last week marked the opening of the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly in New York. It was also the 7th Annual Climate Week NYC, a gathering of business, NGO and government leaders who are working towards solutions that help to slow global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius.
This year, I was home in Minneapolis during Climate Week. Two years ago, I was in Midtown Manhattan, right in the thick of UN Climate Week events.
States with robust economies, new jobs, and increased investment all have one thing in common: forward-thinking clean energy policies that help businesses plan for the future. Here in the Northeast, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is part of a legacy of clean energy leadership, which sets an annual cap for the region’s aggregate greenhouse gas emissions across nine states. The first cooperative effort of its kind, RGGI is a critical tool empowering businesses such as Timberland to invest in our future while also reducing costs.