Climate change

Lord Browne Joins General Atlantic as Senior Advisor Focused on Climate and Net Zero

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 4:00pm

b'General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that Lord Browne of Madingley has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor, based in London.\nLord Browne will advise the firm on environmental, social and governance considerations, with a particular focus on the path to Net Zero emissions.

Key Points: 
  • b'General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that Lord Browne of Madingley has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor, based in London.\nLord Browne will advise the firm on environmental, social and governance considerations, with a particular focus on the path to Net Zero emissions.
  • "\nLord Browne commented, "Addressing global climate change requires a systemic transformation at a pace and scale never seen before.
  • Investment in engineered climate solutions now needs to increase significantly, and I look forward to working with General Atlantic to help shape the future of climate investing.
  • For more information on General Atlantic, please visit the website: www.generalatlantic.com\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210413005834/en/\n'

Analog Devices Advances Climate Strategy and Commits to Net Zero Emissions by 2050

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 1:00pm

(Nasdaq: ADI) today announced new commitments that advance the Company\xe2\x80\x99s climate strategy, including pledging to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050.

Key Points: 
  • (Nasdaq: ADI) today announced new commitments that advance the Company\xe2\x80\x99s climate strategy, including pledging to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050.
  • Limiting global warming to 1.5\xc2\xb0C will require a collective global effort \xe2\x80\x93 and the time for action is now,\xe2\x80\x9d said Vincent Roche, President and CEO of Analog Devices.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cAt ADI, we are dedicated to putting our great engineering minds and resources behind this challenge and accelerating our sustainability ambitions with even greater urgency.
  • ADI will release a roadmap that outlines the strategies and actions to achieve these goals later in the year.

Readout: Minister Wilkinson and John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, Reaffirm Shared Ambition on Climate Alignment and Cooperation

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 3:03am

b"GATINEAU, QC, April 12, 2021 /CNW/ - Today, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, spoke with U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, during the second meeting of the High-Level Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Ambition.\nDuring the meeting, Minister Wilkinson and Secretary Kerry took stock of each country's progress toward increasing the scope and scale of climate action at home, their efforts to encourage other countries to do the same, as well as their shared progress in identifying and implementing bilateral climate cooperation opportunities over the last few months.

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  • b"GATINEAU, QC, April 12, 2021 /CNW/ - Today, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, spoke with U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, during the second meeting of the High-Level Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Ambition.\nDuring the meeting, Minister Wilkinson and Secretary Kerry took stock of each country's progress toward increasing the scope and scale of climate action at home, their efforts to encourage other countries to do the same, as well as their shared progress in identifying and implementing bilateral climate cooperation opportunities over the last few months.
  • Minister Wilkinson reaffirmed Canada's interest in taking a continental approach to addressing methane emission reductions from the oil and gas sector.
  • Minister Wilkinson identified the potential to align a Canadian and US Buy Clean approach to greening government, as a means to enhance climate change ambitions and trade opportunities.\nMinister Wilkinson and Special Envoy Kerry emphasized that the Dialogue serves to align policies and approaches to create jobs, while tackling climate change and inequality, and enhancing adaptation and resilience to climate impacts.
  • They agreed to continue working together with a view to concrete policy outcomes in advance of COP26 following this month's Earth Day Summit.\n"

Climate change investment approach has North American investors trailing the world: PGIM survey

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 1:30pm

View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210416005002/en/\nPGIM\xe2\x80\x99s survey, conducted in partnership with Greenwich Associates, polled 101 institutional investors throughout North America, Europe and Asia with greater than $3 billion in assets under management and found that 90% believe climate change is an important issue for their organization.

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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210416005002/en/\nPGIM\xe2\x80\x99s survey, conducted in partnership with Greenwich Associates, polled 101 institutional investors throughout North America, Europe and Asia with greater than $3 billion in assets under management and found that 90% believe climate change is an important issue for their organization.
  • However, among North American investors, only 47% actively incorporate climate change into their investment processes, compared to over 80% of investors in Europe.\n\xe2\x80\x9cNorth American investors recognize that climate change is emerging as a material factor but are still in the early stages of adjusting their investment processes and allocations to account for this,\xe2\x80\x9d says Taimur Hyat, chief operating officer for PGIM.
  • Fewer than a quarter think existing climate change models are effective, and less than 10% are currently utilizing these tools in their decision-making processes.\n\xe2\x80\x9cOne of the primary causes of the action gap appears to be uncertainty about climate models and analytics,\xe2\x80\x9d says Davis Walmsley, Greenwich Associates head of client relationships, investment management.
  • This ranking represents global assets under management by PFI as of March 31, 2020.\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210416005002/en/\n'

Prime Minister Trudeau to participate in Leaders Summit on Climate

Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 8:27pm

The Summit will also highlight how reducing emissions and adapting to climate change will lead to new economic opportunities and jobs, including here in Canada.\nDuring the Summit, Prime Minister Trudeau will discuss how Canada is taking bold climate action including through our climate plan, A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy to make life more affordable and communities more livable, create jobs and middle class growth, and ensure cleaner air and water for our kids and grandkids.\nCanada\'s Minister of Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson will also participate in a session on how nature-based solutions can be an important part of climate action.

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  • The Summit will also highlight how reducing emissions and adapting to climate change will lead to new economic opportunities and jobs, including here in Canada.\nDuring the Summit, Prime Minister Trudeau will discuss how Canada is taking bold climate action including through our climate plan, A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy to make life more affordable and communities more livable, create jobs and middle class growth, and ensure cleaner air and water for our kids and grandkids.\nCanada\'s Minister of Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson will also participate in a session on how nature-based solutions can be an important part of climate action.
  • I commend President Biden for convening this Summit, and look forward to sharing how Canada has been working to fight climate change, protect our environment, and grow our economy.
  • By continuing to work together, we will create new jobs and build a cleaner and more resilient future for all our people.
  • Canada\'s strengthened climate plan seizes that opportunity and positions Canadian workers and businesses to be among the leaders in the increasingly low-carbon global economy.\n'

Parvati Foundation Leads Arctic Free To Save The World

Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 12:01pm

That\'s why Parvati Foundation has launched " Arctic Free ".\nThe Arctic Ocean is our world\'s air conditioner and life support system, regulating the weather patterns that give all of us the food and water we need to survive.

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  • That\'s why Parvati Foundation has launched " Arctic Free ".\nThe Arctic Ocean is our world\'s air conditioner and life support system, regulating the weather patterns that give all of us the food and water we need to survive.
  • According to the National Snow & Ice Data Center, during March, Arctic sea ice extent tracked well below average.
  • MAPS establishes the Arctic Ocean north of the Arctic Circle as the world\'s largest permanent marine protected area, free from all exploitation and militarization.
  • Demand action for a healthy world by going Arctic Free.

Schneider Electric Earns 2021 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence Award

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 1:45pm

b'Company is recognized by U.S. EPA as a leader in climate change mitigation and energy efficiency for fourth year\nMISSISSAUGA, ON, April 16, 2021 /CNW/ - Schneider Electric, the global leader in energy management, automation, and sustainability, today announced that it has received the 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.

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  • b'Company is recognized by U.S. EPA as a leader in climate change mitigation and energy efficiency for fourth year\nMISSISSAUGA, ON, April 16, 2021 /CNW/ - Schneider Electric, the global leader in energy management, automation, and sustainability, today announced that it has received the 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • This is the fourth year that the company has been recognized, and the third year in a row.\nThe Sustained Excellence award is the highest honour bestowed by the ENERGY STAR program.
  • Winners are part of a distinguished group that has made a long-term commitment to fighting climate change and protecting public health through energy efficiency.
  • More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at: https://www.energystar.gov/about .\n'

Government of Canada invests $6 million in climate action and education for young Canadians

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 2:56pm

Youth will participate in hands-on activities grounded in local climate research to foster a connection with their natural environment.

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  • Youth will participate in hands-on activities grounded in local climate research to foster a connection with their natural environment.
  • This will give them the knowledge and skills to take climate action now and into the future.
  • "Young Canadians are at the heart of our approach to creating a healthier future and building a cleaner economy.
  • The Climate Action and Awareness Fund, which was created with an investment from the Environmental Damages Fund and the Climate Action Fund, will invest a total of $206 million in projects that will build youth awareness, engagement and action; support community-based climate action; advance climate science and technology; and, support academia and think tank organizations.

Biofuels: Low Hanging Fruit on the Climate Solutions Tree – April 13 Virtual Event

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 1:15pm

The virtual session will be held Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm ET.

Key Points: 
  • The virtual session will be held Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm ET.
  • As policymakers move to tackle the climate change challenge on a local, regional and national level, a mix of near-term and longer-term strategies for the transportation sector are emerging.
  • The nature of tackling the climate challenge its urgency and complexity dictate that there is not a one-size-fits-all solution.
  • David Slade, Executive Director, Biofuel Technology and Services - Renewable Energy Group, Inc.

Hibernia commits to becoming a net zero carbon business by 2030

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 8:00am

Hibernia REIT plc ("Hibernia") announces the publication of "Transforming Dublin Responsibly", our Sustainability Statement of Intent.

Key Points: 
  • Hibernia REIT plc ("Hibernia") announces the publication of "Transforming Dublin Responsibly", our Sustainability Statement of Intent.
  • It also aligns our business with the ParisAgreement, which is based on pursuing efforts to limit global warming to 1.5C, and ensures we will contribute to Ireland's target of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
  • Our Sustainability Statement of Intent commits us to becoming a net zero carbon business by 2030 and will ensure our resilience to climate change, while contributing to Ireland's efforts to reach net zero carbon by 2050."
  • I welcome Hibernia's commitment to achieving net zero by 2030, and more specifically their ambition to reduce embodied carbon in future developments and increase on-site renewable energy production.