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How Can Funders Accelerate Climate Action to 2018–2020?
This memo, prepared by Galvanising the Groundswell of Climate Actions with input from CISL, provides a ‘state of play’ of climate action by non-state actors and provides some recommendations for potential funders of the work ahead.
Located in Resources / Low Carbon Transformation
How companies are preparing for a net zero future
Hear from members of the Corporate Leaders Group about why they are aiming for a net zero future by 2050, how they plan to achieve this, and why they need the government to commit to this ambitious goal.
Located in Resources / Low Carbon Transformation
How do we protect growth in a world of ‘new normals’?
November 2011 – Last Friday the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) approved a new report on ‘Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters for Climate Change Adaptation’. This is compelling reading both for those interested in climate change science, and for those working everyday to protect future economic and social activity.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
Industrial Transformation 2050: Pathways to net-zero emissions from EU Heavy Industry
April 2019 – The report, supported and co-funded by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), sets out multiple possible pathways the EU could pursue to achieve the full decarbonisation of its heavy industries by 2050.
Located in Resources / Low Carbon Transformation
IPCC Climate Science Business Briefings
These short, sector-specific briefings in different languages are based on the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), the most comprehensive climate assessment. All documents have a Creative Commons License and are free to use. Translations, presentations, videos, webinars and FAQs are also included.
Located in Business Action / Low Carbon Transformation
Julian Allwood: Sustainable Materials With Both Eyes Open
December 2012 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that global greenhouse gas reductions of 50–85 per cent will be needed by 2050 to avoid dangerous climate change, representing a radical shift away from today’s fossil-fuel-derived economy. This begs the question: is such a reduction achievable, and if so, how? This is one of the key challenges tackled through the research of Dr Julian Allwood and his Low Carbon Materials Processing Group (LCMPG) at the University of Cambridge.
Located in Resources / Natural Resource Security
Justice in the transition to a low carbon economy
June 2016 – The third of three working papers exploring the meaning of a 'just transition' to a low carbon economy. The transition requires the involvement of a range of actors for whom both the outcome and the process of achieving a low carbon economy must be fair. The concept of justice takes a central place in the interactions among policymakers, businesses and civil society. In this report we consider how a justice approach could inform sustainability leaders in policymaking and business circles.
Located in Resources / Working Papers
Market design for a high-renewables European electricity system
August 2017 – This report was commissioned by CISL to provide a set of policy recommendations for the market design of a future EU electricity system characterised by a dominant share of intermittent renewable energy supply (RES), in line with the stated targets of European governments.
Located in Resources / Low Carbon Transformation
Measuring managing and reporting GHG emissions from internal air travel
April 2013 – PSSI is a unique consortium of leaders from professional services firms to encourage and deliver tangible steps towards a sustainable future. Its sub-group on Internal Air Travel was set up to look into the measuring, management and reporting of internal air travel in the professional services sector. It was conceived of and launched by professional services executives in 2012. The group leverages the professional services’ expertise to better understand, communicate and act on their GHG emissions resulting from business internal air travel.
Located in Resources / Low Carbon Transformation
Mike Brown: Hard limits flexible strategies
December 2012 – COP17 – the 17th Conference of the Parties for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – proved a catalyst for South African business to engage more deeply with the challenges of climate change. What became clear through my attendance at the event, and my active participation in the South African Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change, is that the global climate system is not open to negotiation.
Located in Resources / Low Carbon Transformation