Adaptation

Adaptation involves steps taken to adjust to new challenges brought about by climate change: both by reducing communities' overall vulnerability, and strengthening their preparedness for adverse events such as floods.

From a business and human rights perspective, an important role for companies in adaptation is to support vulnerable workers, communities and individuals affected by climate change throughout their supply chains.

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4 January 2016
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Author: Isabelle Hennebelle, L'Express (France)

« Bon pour la Terre, bon pour les affaires », 4 décembre 2015...

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9 December 2015

COP21: Seven businesses that are leading the way in the fight against climate change

Author: Priyanka Mogul, International Business Times (UK)

 …Microsoft invested in 520 acres of forest land near Mount Rainier National Park to offset their carbon emissions…Unilever said that they would be carbon positive by 2030 and would get all their electricity from renewable energy…Adobe became the...

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7 December 2015

Businesses urged to help communities adapt to climate change

Author: Megan Rowling, Thomson Reuters Foundation (UK)

…Unilever is taking bigger hits from extreme weather…it is moving to deal with those impacts…"We can secure the supply of our business for the long-term, as we make a positive impact on the smallholder farmers and protect the environment at the same...

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4 December 2015

Oxfam calls on Danone to ensure its climate change policy effectively reduces greenhouse gas emissions & supports small-scale farmers

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3 December 2015

As Big Food Feels Threat Of Climate Change, Companies Speak Up

Author: Dan Charles, NPR

…"It's very clear now that a changing climate will have a profound effect on agriculture," says Molly Brown, a geographer at the University of Maryland…[B]ig multinational companies can see it, because they buy shiploads of farm products from all over...

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3 December 2015

COP21: Industry giants launch Sustainable Coffee Challenge

Author: Jocelyn Timperley, Business Green

A new initiative aiming to make coffee the world's first sustainable agriculture product has been launched with support from key industry players including Starbucks and the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA). The Sustainable Coffee...

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1 December 2015

Mondelez International to Lead Private Sector Action in Côte d’Ivoire’s Program to Combat Deforestation

Author: EconoTimes

Mondelēz International…committed to lead private sector action as part of Côte d’Ivoire’s national program to combat deforestation. The commitment was made at the COP21 climate talks in Paris and will contribute to the company’s recently announced...

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30 November 2015

277 companies & 144 investors call for clear, ambitious climate deal in Paris

Author: Climate Group (part of We Mean Business coalition)

277 companies with US$6 trillion in revenue and 144 investors with US$20 trillion in assets under management, called for a clear, ambitious climate deal in Paris next week and spotlighted eight policies in particular they believe will deliver it. The...

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30 November 2015

Climate change requires more than future commitments – It requires action, now.

Author: Gilda Charles, Oxfam America

…[A] range of companies…have committed to…taking measures to reduce their carbon emissions…[F]or millions of people around the world, climate…[is] wreaking havoc on their lives already…Millions of people in developing countries…face hunger and poverty...

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26 November 2015

Press release: Paris climate summit: an opportunity for a unified humanity

Author: CIDSE & Caritas Intl.

Caritas and CIDSE say that the UN climate summit in Paris (COP21) needs to respond to the urgency of dangerous climate change but also serve as a milestone for creating a unified vision for the future of humanity leaving no one behind...Caritas and...

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