Many of us rarely see the origins of the stuff we consume. For the lucky ones at the demand end of industrial value chains, this ignorance is bliss. But on the supply side, industries have cataclysmic impacts on the climate, landscapes, and communities.
The federal government stepped into two quickly evolving ecosystems on March 9, when President Biden issued an executive order on ensuring responsible development of digital assets.
As European nations take swift action to de-risk their gas supply and ramp up new energy sources due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which alternatives they choose will have significant climate implications.
Historically, companies looking to calculate their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have had to rely on self-reported data and estimates rather than primary data from supply chain partners. These best-guess estimates lead to inconsistencies and a lack of clarity about what is really being emitted.
The government is doubling down on climate change, and emissions transparency is in the spotlight.