Mitigation

Businesses have an important role in mitigating climate change and its impacts on human rights by reducing or preventing emission of greenhouse gases.  Steps companies can take include improving energy efficiency of their operations and shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

A growing movement of NGOs, foundations, and universities is calling for divestment from fossil fuels, to speed a transition to less-polluting forms of energy.

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25 November 2016

Investor groups update guidance for oil & gas companies to develop business strategies that address climate risks

Author: Ceres press release

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23 November 2016

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23 November 2016

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21 November 2016

10 food & beverage companies recognise importance of sustainable agriculture to develop climate resilience

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18 November 2016

UN launches initiative to showcase activities by businesses & govts. that aid transition to carbon neutrality

Author: Global Climate Action

"UN Helps Individuals, Companies and Governments Go Climate Neutral: 'Momentum for Change' Joins 'Climate Neutral Now'," 17 Nov 2016...

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17 November 2016

200 companies commit to science based emission reduction targets to align operations with Paris Agreement goals

Author: World Resources Institute Press Release

"RELEASE: 200 Companies Commit to Science Based Targets, Surpassing Expectations for Corporate Climate Action", 16 Nov 2016...

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17 November 2016

Microsoft releases paper on accelerating action towards carbon neutrality throughout their operations

Author: Global Climate Action

"Beyond Carbon Neutral: Microsoft Accelerating Climate Action," 16 Nov 2016...

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17 November 2016

Video: Business leaders gather at COP22 to aid implementation of national determined contributions

Author: UNFCCC secretariat

"Global Climate Action on Business at COP22," 16 Nov 2016...

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16 November 2016

Company disclosure of water management strategies exemplifies importance of water security for climate action

Author: Carbon Disclosure Project

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15 November 2016

Philips Lighting & Akon Lighting Africa demonstrate affordable energy efficient lighting systems

Author: Global Climate Action

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