Climate Change
Reality Check: Climate Action and Commitments of the Fortune Global 500

Reality Check: Climate Action and Commitments of the Fortune Global 500

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer There’s been a three-fold increase in climate targets by Fortune Global 500 companies over the past three years, but more than 60% still don’t have any commitments on the books. That’s according to numbers from Natural Capital Partners, who led a discussion with leaders from some of the companies […]

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UN Warns 2.7 Degrees of Warming If Nations Don’t Increase Climate Commitments

UN Warns 2.7 Degrees of Warming If Nations Don’t Increase Climate Commitments

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor Just a month and a half after the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported a “code red” for the world to combat climate, the UN announced on Friday that recent climate action plans submitted by 191 countries won’t come close to limiting temperature rise to 1.5 degrees […]

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One Cool Thing: Climate Week NYC

One Cool Thing: Climate Week NYC

This week is Climate Week NYC, an annual event hosted by The Climate Group and the United Nations, in partnership with the COP26 and the City of New York. For one week, from September 20-26, experts will be hosting panels and conversations about all things climate, and you can follow along at home via Facebook […]

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Carbon-Intensive Companies Refuse to Disclose Climate Impacts

Carbon-Intensive Companies Refuse to Disclose Climate Impacts

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer A new study titled, Flying blind: The glaring absence of climate risks in financial reporting, from Carbon Tracker and the Climate Accounting Project (CAP) showed that 107 global businesses that work in high-emissions fields like oil and gas firms, construction, car manufacturers, and aviation businesses, have not been transparent […]

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Without Carbon Sinks, Earth Would Have Already Warmed Over 1.5 Degrees

Without Carbon Sinks, Earth Would Have Already Warmed Over 1.5 Degrees

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor New research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that without the world’s complex ecosystems and wildlife, human activity would have already pushed the global average temperature past 1.5 degrees Celsius. Findings from scientists working with Conservation International (CI) spotlight the role forests, oceans, and more […]

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New Budget Bill Could Cut Emissions by 1 Billion Tons in 2030

New Budget Bill Could Cut Emissions by 1 Billion Tons in 2030

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer The Democrats’ massive budget bill has six major climate provisions that could put a big dent in US emissions — cutting almost one billion tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2030, according to a new study from Rhodium Group.    Why this Matters: In order for Biden to […]

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