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INVESTORS CALL ON G20 NATIONS TO RATIFY PARIS AGREEMENT SWIFTLY AND EXPAND LOW CARBON & GREEN INVESTMENT
As leaders of the world’s largest economies prepare to attend the upcoming G20 meeting in Hangzhou, China, 130 investors (with over $13 Trillion AUM) from a coalition of six organisations(1) have written to the G20 heads of state urging them to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement this year and call on G20 nations to double global investment in clean energy, tighten up climate disclosure mandates, develop carbon pricing and phase out fossil fuel subsidies.
The climate law, Senate Bill 32, extends the basic framework of the state’s current climate law, which runs until 2020, and sets new targets for greenhouse gas reductions by 2030 – specifically reducing GHG emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The current climate law, AB32, required the state to reach 1990 levels by 2020.
Ceres welcomed the final fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks that were released by federal and state agencies yesterday.
Blogs and Columns
As part of a new Q&A series from our Clean Trillion campaign, we discussed clean energy investing with Nancy Pfund, founder and managing partner of DBL Partners.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is starting to take sustainability risks—and corporate reporting of those risks—seriously.The concept is straightforward: climate change, water scarcity, human and workers’ rights, and the ongoing global transition to a low carbon economy pose significant risks and opportunities to companies and the investors who own them.
As every Californian knows by now, the state is in the fifth year of a drought, and this persistent imbalance of supply and demand in the water supply is likely the new norm. The good news is that many state leaders have woken up to this fact, and in recent years have been clearing some of the logjams around smart water management.
Carbon pricing, the bogeyman of climate-change mitigation, still inspires terror in some US corporate executives and politicians, despite support from global businesses and governments. But when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it works as evidenced by a micro-experiment among Northeastern states.
Yesterday federal agencies launched a mid-term review of the Obama administration’s emissions and fuel efficiency standards for passenger cars and light trucks — standards that aim to double these vehicles’ fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon and cut GHG emissions in half by 2025.
A new air pollution analysis published by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Ceres, Bank of America, and utilities Calpine, Exelon, and Entergy assesses emissions reported to the EPA in 2015 by the nation’s 100 largest producers of electricity.
This three-part podcast series focuses on the ethics of supply chain management and the evolving impacts on human rights. This episode looks at a recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule requiring all companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges to disclose the origin of four key minerals—tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold. Found in most consumer electronic devices, as well as the aerospace, automotive and heavy manufacturing sectors, these minerals contribute to ongoing political violence, illegal trafficking and devastating human rights violations in the DRC.
Ceres, along with Oxfam America and Calvert Investments, released a new guide to help improve corporate disclosure and management of financial impacts of climate change and help investors make more informed investment decisions. This week, we speak with Bennett Freeman, Senior Vice President of Sustainability Research and Policy at Calvert Investments about the new guide and what it means for companies and investors alike.