Businesses have an important role in mitigating climate change and its impacts on human rights by reducing or preventing emission of greenhouse gases. Steps companies can take include improving energy efficiency of their operations and shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
A growing movement of NGOs, foundations, and universities is calling for divestment from fossil fuels, to speed a transition to less-polluting forms of energy.
The following are key investigations & reports related to responsibility of fossil fuel companies:
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Author: Department of Climate Change, Norway
"Norway steps up 2030 climate goal to at least 50 % towards 55 %", 02 February 2020...
Author: Damian Carrington, The Guardian
"UK sued for approving Europe’s biggest gas power station", 30 Jan 2020...
Author: Jay Green, Washington Post
Microsoft... announced plans to remove more carbon than it emits by ... “The scientific consensus is clear. The world today is confronted with an urgent carbon crisis,” Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella said... “Each of us is going to need...
USA: Amazon allegedly threatens employees protesting company's environmental policies; incl. company comment
Amazon has warned at least three employees, who are members of Amazon Employees for Climate Justice and have publicly critized the company's environmental polices, that they could be fired for future violations of its communications policy. In response...
Author: United Nations Global Compact, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the We Mean Business coalition
"At COP 25, corporate climate movement grows exponentially as new companies announce plans to align with a 1.5°C future", 11 December 2019...
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On 11 December, the European Commission presented The European Green Deal, a package of measures and actions for achieving the political ambition of "being the world's first climate neutral continent by 2050" and ensuring a sustainable transition that...
Philippines Commission on Human Rights reveals at COP 25 world's most polluting companies can be sued for contributions to global warming
Author: World Benchmarking Alliance
The Automotive Benchmark measures and ranks the world’s leading auto manufacturers. Will they meet the below 2°C warming limit goal set by the Paris Agreement? Are they doing what’s necessary to move to a low carbon economy?...
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