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  • Québec unveils its 2020 GHG emission reduction goal

    Québec Premier Jean Charest and Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks, Line Beauchamp, has unveiled Québec’s target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by the year 2020. By targeting a 20% reduction below 1990 levels, Québec has set a goal similar to the target established by the European Union thus becoming a leader in the fight against climate change. The Premier ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Closing the gap between corporate GHG reduction goals and a 2°C scenario

    The Science Based Targets initiative – a partnership between CDP, UN Global Compact, World Resources Institute and WWF – has launched a global campaign to recruit 100 companies by the end of 2015 to set greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets in line with climate science. By aligning emission targets with global efforts to limit Earth’s average temperature ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • HP Announces Supply Chain Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reduction Goal

    As part of an ongoing effort to improve its product manufacturing and supply chain operations, HP today announced a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal for its first-tier manufacturing and product-transportation supply chain partners. HP’s goal, a first for the information technology (IT) industry, is to drive a 20 percent decrease in its first-tier manufacturing and product ...


    By HP

  • Serious doubts over Europe’s GHG reduction target

    The 28 countries of the European Union (EU) have set themselves a collective target of cutting emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases (GHGs) by between 80% and 95% by 2050, but  a major report just released says there’s little hope of achieving that goal. Every five years, the  ...


    By Climate News Network

  • GCG releases comprehensive report on GHG emission reductions

    The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC), Canada's national industry association for ground source heat pump technology, has released a research report entitled 'Comparative analysis of greenhouse gas emissions of various residential heating systems in the Canadian provinces'. The document was released during the 5th Annual Renewable Energy Conference 2010 'Powering Investments' in Halifax, Nova ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Air Products Sets Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Goal

    Only Industrial Gas Company to Do So Under U.S. EPA Climate Leaders Program LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. - Air Products (NYSE: APD) has committed to reduce its global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and is the only industrial gas company to have its reduction goal accepted under the  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Climate Leaders® program. Air ...


  • Utility Alliance Announces Educational Webinar Schedule on GHG Reduction

    The Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance's (Alliance) goal of reducing energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within their members' supply chains and having their suppliers commit to reducing energy usage and GHG emissions took a major step forward with the creation of two videos. One, a motivational video urging companies to commit to reducing GHG emissions and to ...

  • Suncor outlines environmental goals

    CNW - Suncor Energy Inc. today announced the release of its web-based 2009 Report on Sustainability - a comprehensive review of the company’s environmental, social and economic performance for the past twoyears. The seventh biennial report, entitled ’Seeing the Possibilities in a Changing World,’ profiles Suncor’s progress on a wide range of sustainability objectives. For the first time, the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Timberland reduces GHG emissions by 36%, on track to reach 50% goal by end of 2010

    The Timberland Company (NYSE: TBL), a leading outdoor footwear and apparel company and environmental steward, today announced that it has achieved a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The company successfully reduced its emissions by 36 percent in 2009 over its 2006 baseline coming from Timberland owned and operated facilities and employee air travel. Timberland is on pace to ...

  • Ecolab Sets New Environmental Goals

    Following a strong performance on earlier environmental goals, Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, has set new five-year targets to further improve the environmental impact of its operations. “Sustainability is core to our purpose of making the world cleaner, safer and healthier,” said Douglas M. Baker, Jr., Ecolab chairman and chief ...


    By Ecolab (ECL)

  • Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals to Drive HVAC Innovation, According to Pike Research

    Most building owners have more pressing concerns than saving energy.For innovative heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to achieve high market penetration in coming years, short payback periods are required.The main objective of most HVAC installations and retrofits over the next five years will be reduced energy costs:globally, 80% of ...


  • Aviation industry faces pressure to stop GHG threat

    If commercial aviation were a country, it would rank seventh in global greenhouse gas emissions according to a recent report by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). The aviation industry ...


    By Climate News Network

  • EU Sets 2030 climate and energy goals

    A reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27%, renewed ambitions for energy efficiency policies, a new governance system and a set of new indicators to ensure a competitive and secure energy system. These are the pillars of the new EU framework on climate and energy for 2030 presented today by the European ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Reigning in the world’s top two GHG emitters

    A recent report issued by the Brookings Institution provides a primer on two topics: Climate change and U.S.-China relations. It describes the climate change threat, concluding that every year of delay in responding to it puts both countries - and the planet - at greater risk. Because the United States and China are the world’s top two greenhouse gas emitters, together accounting for more than ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Meeting climate goals will require stronger policies to cut emissions

    Advanced and emerging economies have made progress in addressing climate change, yet most are on a trajectory that would see them fall short of their mitigation goals. Governments need to significantly accelerate their efforts and strengthen their climate change policies, according to a new OECD analysis of climate change mitigation in 44 countries and the EU. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Gold, silver, bronze and green - speed skating seeks new goal - sustainability

    Speed Skating - it brings up images of flashing colours, ice-hugging turns, grim determination and above all lightness. Few would associate this demanding sport with a heavy carbon footprint, but Speed Skating Canada (SSC) - the organization responsible for managing Canada's speed skating champions from practice rinks to the Olympic podium has done just that. And they found their carbon footprint ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • CantorCO2e Hires Andy Kruger to Head up Emissions Credit and GHG Desk

    Kruger brokers NOx, SOx, ERCs, and Carbon From New York desk NEW YORK - CantorCO2e, LP, a leading energy and environmental brokerage and an affiliate of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., today announced that Andrew Kruger has rejoined the firm as Vice President and Manager of its Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen Oxide (NOx), emission reduction credit (ERC), and greenhouse gas/carbon credit ...

  • India GHG program launches with more than 20 leading companies

    New industry-led, voluntary program to measure and report GHG Emissions Today WRI India, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) launched the ...

  • European Commission biofuels proposal threatens wetlands and climate goals

    The European Commission announced yesterday that it will not consider indirect land use change (ILUC) in sustainability requirements for biofuels. Wetlands International is deeply disappointed. This proposal undermines the objective of EU biofuels policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While the additional decision to limit the use of food crops as fuel is welcome, the omission of ILUC ...


    By Wetlands International

  • International Paper Announces 12 Voluntary Sustainability Goals To Be Achieved By 2020

     International Paper released its 2011 Sustainability Report that showcases the company's new suite of 12 voluntary sustainability goals. The company expects to reach a number of goals by 2020, which include: 15% improvement of energy efficiency in purchased energy use 20% absolute ...


    By International Paper

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