Climate Aligned Industries
Maritime shipping, ordinarily something of an “invisible industry,” has been a hot topic ahead of this fall’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland.
We cannot overstate how crucial oceans are to sustaining human life. They produce over half of the world's oxygen and absorb 50 times more carbon dioxide than our atmosphere. The maritime shipping sector, however, generates around 2.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change is causing ocean acidification, killing coral reefs, and lowering ocean oxygen levels. Decarbonizing shipping is deeply linked to preserving our oceans.
’Tis the season once again for annual general meetings, where shareholders have the opportunity to raise and vote on shareholder resolutions. Unsurprisingly, climate-related shareholder resolutions feature prominently for the second year in a row. This follows from last year’s annual general meetings (AGMs), where shareholders raised climate resolutions ranging…
Climate change and pollution disproportionately impact Black, Indigenous, Latino, and low-income communities. As cities increasingly recognize that climate action can deliver multiple benefits, they are finding innovative funding methods to simultaneously address inequity and climate.
Last month’s Leaders Summit on Climate brought a renewed sense of hope and a wave of climate commitments from corporations, financial institutions, and governments. Those commitments are a great starting point, but to move forward in the same direction, we need a framing mechanism to think about our roles…