Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) 2017 - What you need to know

Posted by Gavin Tivey on 04-Apr-2017 15:11:13

Spring has arrived so it is time for Carbon Clear’s latest update on the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme.

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Topics: Carbon management, carbon, energy management

Uncharted Territory: Records continue to be broken as 2016 extreme climate trends continue in 2017

Posted by James Meacher on 23-Mar-2017 16:57:18

2017: Hottest Year on Record?

Earlier this year it was widely reported that 2016 had been the hottest year ever. This week the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) published its annual statement on the state of the global climate, confirming that 2016 was indeed the hottest year on record. The report states that 2016 was a full 1.1°C above the pre-industrial baseline, breaking the 2015 record by 0.06°C.

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Topics: Climate Change

5 reasons why your company should respond to CDP

Posted by Louisa O’Connell on 14-Mar-2017 11:18:41

CDP recently published the materials companies need to be able to submit a disclosure to the 2017 investor led questionnaires (climate change, forests, water). The extent and breadth of this material and the questionnaires themselves may sometimes seem overwhelming.

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Topics: sustainability

The importance of an ‘and’ approach when on the path to climate neutrality

Posted by Rachel Hunter on 03-Mar-2017 11:09:49

When it comes to addressing the impact of dangerous climate change, we know that a binary approach doesn’t work. The Kyoto Protocol era (1997-2012) taught us this lesson: developed vs developing countries, mitigation vs adaptation, perpetrator vs victim, etc. Although progress was made, it was not quick enough, inclusive enough or innovative enough to meet the huge global challenges we face as a result of manmade climate change.

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How will an effective energy management strategy help reduce emissions?

Posted by Naomi Rich on 21-Feb-2017 11:38:16

Increasingly companies are looking to set more ambitious targets to become climate neutral, to reduce their carbon impact and to remain competitive with their peers.

Targets are great, but once they have been set, emission reduction activities are required to reach the target and maintain momentum. 

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Topics: energy management

What is a sustainability strategy?

Posted by Stuart Lemmon on 14-Feb-2017 16:18:53

Derived from ancient Greek, the word strategy refers to a high level plan to achieve a long term goal. If our long term goal is to have zero impact on our climate, how does a sustainability strategy support that?

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Topics: sustainability

How to calculate a carbon footprint for your business

Posted by Joshua Holland on 08-Feb-2017 09:26:45

A carbon footprint is an essential component on the journey towards climate neutrality and is the first building block towards an intelligent sustainability strategy. A carbon footprint can also provide an initial risk screen for your organisation and help you understand the areas of opportunity for your business.

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Becoming a climate neutral business

Posted by Sam Harris on 31-Jan-2017 10:05:09

We know that more than ever, companies are taking seriously their impacts on the climate. 2016 research demonstrated that 99 of the largest public companies in the UK are reporting carbon emissions in their annual reports.

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Topics: Climate neutral

Non-Financial Reporting for 2017 - what you need to know

Posted by James Meacher on 19-Jan-2017 15:13:47

The 2017/18 financial year will see the first year of reporting under the EU Non-Financial Reporting (NFR) Directive, which was implemented into UK law as the ‘ The Companies, Partnerships and Groups (Accounts and Non-Financial Reporting) Regulations 2016’, effective January 1st 2017.
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Topics: compliance, Non-Financial Reporting Directive

Three areas of focus for business and sustainability during 2017

Posted by Rachel Hunter on 09-Jan-2017 15:35:10

I’ve not set resolutions this year. However, this year I have decided that I’d like to not take certain things with me into 2017. I’d like to leave the negative aspects of 2016 behind and focus on the now.

This particularly resonates for me when I think about climate change. So much was achieved in 2016 – ratification of the Paris Agreement and the ongoing march of renewable energy as an economically competitive energy source – but sometimes other events overshadowed the good news.

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Topics: Climate Change, sustainability