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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24 November 2015

Will Ben & Jerry's carbon price help moove markets?

Author: Jessica Shankleman, BusinessGreen

…[F]or…Ben & Jerry's carbon pricing is already a reality, allowing it to pay US dairy farmers to invest in onsite renewable energy generation…as it looks to slash its supply chain emissions…Ben & Jerry's set itself an internal carbon price,...

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21 November 2015

Unilever Finds That Shrinking Its Footprint Is a Giant Task

Author: David Gelles, New York Times

…As chief executive of Unilever…[Paul] Polman has made sustainable production…the company’s top priority…Not only does the Unilever sustainable living plan pledge to cut the company’s environmental impact in half by 2020, it also vows to improve the...

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5 November 2015

UN Special Rapporteur warns large-scale agriculture not the solution to tackle climate impacts on right to food

Author: UN News Centre

"Climate change poses ‘major threat’ to food security, warns UN expert", 3 Nov 2015...

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4 November 2015

Kering & BSR issue report on building climate change resilience for fashion sector

Author: Kering & BSR

"Kering and BSR tackle resilience to Climate Change for Luxury fashion"...

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30 October 2015

Catholic development NGO briefing calls for Paris climate agreement to put people first

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30 October 2015

IKEA becomes the first major retailer to use 100% cotton from more sustainable sources

Author: IKEA Sustainability News

…Cotton is an important raw material for IKEA… However, when grown conventionally, cotton farming uses large amounts of chemicals and water, raising costs and making it harder for farmers to earn a living…for IKEA to only use cotton from more...

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27 October 2015

Catholic church calls on UN negotiators in Paris to set binding measures to limit climate change & help vulnerable adapt

Author: Stephanie Kirchgaessner, Guardian (UK)

"Catholic church calls on UN climate change conference to set goals", 26 Oct 2015...

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14 October 2015

Commentary: "Where do multinationals fit in global efforts to adapt to climate change?"

Author: Alina Averchenkova & Florence Crick, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change, London School of Economics & Political Science

[In a recent report:] “Multinational corporations and climate adaptation – Are we asking the right questions?“ [w]e sought to understand how MNCs are responding to the risks from climate change, what is driving this response and what outcomes their...

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28 September 2015

Beverage companies commit to addressing climate change through operations & supply chains

Author: Tod Christenson, AnteaGRoup, on Justmeans.com

Given the global beverage sector’s share of Global Greenhouse Gases (GHG) is estimated at 0.4%, climate change reduction and adaptation are crucial components for environmental sustainability strategies in the beverage industry...A number of us,...

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15 September 2015

Palm oil industry invests in profitable, climate & community-friendly methane capture, says univ. study

Author: Oliver Milman, The Guardian (UK)

“The palm oil plantations powering communities and tackling climate change”, 15 Sept 2015...

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