Against the Clock: The Palm Oil Problem

Posted by Lucy Haines on 17-Apr-2018 16:13:39

Palm oil is once again a hot topic in sustainability with the announcement by Iceland that they will stop using Palm Oil in all their own brand food by the end of this year. This has possibly been spurred on by a recent report by Greenpeace entitled, ‘Moment of truth’. The publication claims that firms are unlikely to meet their pledges on eliminating deforestation from palm oil production. Pressure is mounting for organisations to act as the charity takes aim at those failing to display transparency on the matter, with no qualms about naming and shaming.

In 2010 members of the Consumer Goods Forum made a promise to clean up the palm oil supply chains and achieve zero net deforestation by 2020. Less than two years left to come good on this commitment, and with a rush for bio-fuels creating a surge in demand and high deforestation rates persisting, it seems time is running out to meet this goal.

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Topics: emissions, Palm Oil, supply chain, deforestation

A sustainable maritime industry in a 2°C scenario - has the ship already sailed?

Posted by Joe Beviss on 05-Apr-2018 10:39:02

Shipping has long been a fundamental enabler of trade, although its important role may go unnoticed. Think about where the clothes you are wearing were made and how they arrived here. What about your phone? How did its components all come together to reach your hand right now? It's very likely that shipping played a role in both examples. How is this all made possible?

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Topics: Sustainable Development Goals, Science based targets, emissions, Shipping

Is the reform of the EU ETS sufficient to contribute to the Paris Agreement?

Posted by Emilie Alberola on 23-Mar-2018 08:54:29

On 27th February 2018, Member States (MS) formally approved the reform of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) for phase IV (2021-2030) at the EU Council. After more than two years of negotiations since the EU disclosed its initial proposal for reform, this approval by MS is the last political step before implementation.

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Topics: emissions, emissions trading scheme

Brexit impacts on EU ETS compliance deadlines

Posted by Stuart Lemmon on 08-Dec-2017 10:00:59

As the UK will have left the EU by the time we reach the 2018 European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) compliance year deadline of 31st March 2019, the deadline is to be brought forward.

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Topics: compliance, euets, emissions

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