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Down to Zero Procurement Compact Prospectus
May 2012 – The UK Government and The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change (UK CLG) both stand committed to reducing carbon emissions and supporting a rapid transition to a low-carbon economy. The Climate Change Act (2008) - a world-leading piece of legislation - has created a binding, legal pathway of emissions reductions, driving the decarbonisation of large parts of the UK economy. To follow this pathway and deliver on these goals there needs to be a dramatic increase in the supply of affordable low-carbon goods and services.
Located in Resources / Low Carbon Transformation
ClimateWise: New study could remove an obstacle to carbon capture and storage
November 2012 – A large number of the operational risks in the CCS storage process can be addressed through existing risk mitigation and risk transfer options that are familiar to the insurance and oil and gas industries. This represents a significant market opportunity for the insurance industry.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
ClimateWise Principles: Fifth Independent Review, 2012
November 2012 – Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is recognised by the International Energy Agency (IEA), amongst others, as a core component of a cost-effective strategy to limit global temperature rise to 2°C by 2050. The IEA has projected that investment of USD 2.5 to USD 3 trillion from 2010 to 2050 in CCS will be needed to achieve the required reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The CCS industry globally, however, is still in an early stage of development.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
BEI Forum 2012 Official Conference Report
November 2012 – This report shares the highlights from the inaugural Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) Forum held in London in November 2012. In particular, the report focuses on the work of the two major bank–corporate partnerships being driven by the BEI on clean energy and soft commodities.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
Regulation for resilience – a regulatory revolution for sustainability
February 2012 - How can we create a truly sustainable economy? We believe one essential way is to create a radically new regulatory paradigm for the 21st century. Traditional 20th century regulation has had its day, and a revolution is needed. The goal posts have moved, and we need to reinvent our regulatory systems accordingly. In the 21st century, societies will need to regulate for resilience.
Located in Resources / Archive publications
Climate negotiations at the edge: good cop, bad cop
Dec 2011 – Professor Richard Calland, Director (interim), Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership South Africa Office, introduces his thought leadership piece on Good COP, Bad COP, and explains his perspective on the recent negotiations.
Located in Resources / Archive publications
A Journey of a Thousand Miles: The State of Sustainability Leadership
December 2011 – CPSL asked the members of our alumni network to tell us which leaders had caught their attention over the past year. You will find through this publication a selection of these leaders, who come from business, government and civil society.
Located in Resources / Archive publications
Jane Nelson: What is corporate sustainability leadership?
October 2011 – ‘Business as usual’ is totally inadequate to meet this challenge. So too is incremental change at the margin. Transformational or systemic change is necessary, and in its absence our shared prosperity and stability are at risk.
Located in Resources / Archive publications
A Logical Framework for Climate Leadership
October 2011 – An opinion piece by Mike Brown, Chief Executive, Nedbank Group; Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive, AngloGold Ashanti. Both are members of the South African Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change. The UN climate change negotiations that South Africa is soon to host (28 November to 9 December in Durban) can seem rather confusing. They cover very complex political and scientific territory on which international negotiators have been trying for no less than 17 years to reach agreement.
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Seize the Day: A Call to Action for UK Climate Leadership
June 2011 - This is the critical time. The decisions made in this parliament will either set the UK firmly on the path to a low-carbon economy or send us well off track. The UK leads the world in ambitious targets to tackle climate change. We are the first country in the world to extend legally binding targets well into the 2020s. We have the opportunity to transform our economy and lead the world down a path of green growth, well-managed climate risks and decarbonisation. The opportunity must be seized now, or else we risk missing out on new markets and locking in high-carbon, maladapted investments.
Located in Resources / Archive publications