Initiatives which catalyse climate action are now recognised increasingly as playing an important role in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and bridging the global emissions gap. The number and range of these initiatives is growing rapidly. There are several open questions about these initiatives at a global scale, including what contribution they can make to closing the emissions gap, but also what makes a successful initiative and how can this be replicated and scaled up. This paper focuses on the first of these questions
Tackling climate change requires going beyond traditional financing approaches and sources to meet the challenge at a global and grassroots level
As the EU bank, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has put climate action at the top of its agenda. We have committed to invest at least 25% of our lending portfolio in low-carbon and climate-resilient growth. Our funding supports sustainable projects in over 160 countries and acts as a catalyst to mobilise private finance for climate action, encouraging others to match our long-term investment
In the course of our work advising companies on sustainability strategy, risk and stakeholder relations, deforestation has progressively crept ever larger into view. The urgent imperative to save the world’s forests, the carbon they store and the people and biodiversity they sustain has, depressingly, been overlooked for decades.This Innovation Forum report sponsored by Robertsbridge contains key analysis from stakeholder voices on the issue.
The Carbon Footprint and Energy Efficiency proof of concept (this document) implements and extends the requirements introduced in the ODCA Carbon Footprint and Energy Efficiency usage model to a real-world computing environment, using test scenarios to demonstrate the techniques for measuring and assessing the carbon footprint of IT operations from the perspective of a data center operator, a cloud service provider, and a cloud subscriber
Siemens white paper assesses how microgrids can be considered the building blocks of a Smart Grid or an alternative path to the “super grid” with the most important feature of a microgrid being its ability to separate and isolate itself from a utility’s distribution system during power system disturbances and blackouts
This paper discusses how retailers can use a sustainability and energy management strategy to create brand loyalty, increase margins, mitigate risk, reduce impact on the environment and maintain competitiveness
White paper explores every aspect of the use of electricity and its impact on the environment
High-Performance Computing applications are being used by businesses to analyse large amounts of data and are leading to lower energy costs a green data center offers
This document, part of the Toolkit on environmental sustainability for the ICT sector from ITU-T, focuses on the main sustainability issues that companies face in using ICT products and services in their own organizations across four main ICT areas: data centers, desktop infrastructure, telecommunications networks and broadcasting services.
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