Walmart, the world’s largest company by revenue, saved nearly $1 billion in a single year and avoided emitting almost 650,000 tonnes of CO2, as part of its science-based target.
On 3 May 2016, Minister Ibrahim Baylan launched Belysningsutmaningen, Sweden’s commitment to the Global Lighting Challenge. Together with public and private actors, the Swedish government now races to reduce by half the electricity demand for lighting by 2020 and challenges other countries to follow suit.
On October 15, 2016, the world reached an agreement to phase-down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). It is one of the most significant actions governments have ever taken to protect the climate. HFCs are highly potent greenhouse gases that have a global warming potential 1000’s of times that of carbon dioxide (CO2).
With support from the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), the Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority (NCTTCA) in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is developing its five year (2017-2021) Green Freight Programme which is aimed at supporting a number of initiatives intended to reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions in the Northern Corridor Member States (Burundi, DR Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda).
The total number of airports participating in this programme is now 156, representing a 25% growth in participation compared to the previous year. These airports cover almost a third (31.3%) of world air passenger traffic.
The six original Oil & Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP) partner companies (Eni, Pemex, PTT, Southwestern, Statoil and Total) submitted their first OGMP annual reports. three companies also managed to implement several identified mitigation opportunities, resulting in some 14,000 tons of methane emissions avoided in 2015.
A new and easy-to-assemble fish smoking and drying technology pioneered by FAO has been developed to improve to energy efficiency in rural communities by using 50 percent less wood fuel compared to traditional open-type smoking rafts. .
R4 Rural Resilience Initiative: An innovative resilience-building initiative implemented by WFP and Oxfam America is helping farmers like her break out of chronic food insecurity.
Apple, Bank of America, and General Motors were among the new companies that joined RE100 during Climate Week NYC 2016 – taking the total number of members to 81, and helping to create demand for more than 100TWh renewable electricity http://there100.org/news/14231034
RE100 won the 'Pioneer' award at the British Renewable Energy Awards 2016 - recognized for its efforts to accelerate the corporate take up of renewable energy through commitments to renewable power and creating a pathway that others can follow. http://there100.org/news/14221867
New Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) Goals for Mauritius and United Arab Emirates.
Refrigerants, Naturally! is a success story in itself. The unique collaboration of direct market competitors and particularly the support from UNEP and Greenpeace, make Refrigerants, Naturally! as unique and successful as they are.
Overall science based targets has caught up with the language of various stakeholders working on climate issues, and given guidance and methods on how companies can set a GHG target aligned with climate science.
RENEWABLES CAN SUPPLY NEARLY 100% OF SAMOA’S ELECTRICITY NEEDS.
UITP’s Public Transport Declaration on Climate Leadership (UITP) demonstrates the public transport sector’s commitment to tackling climate change.
Mwenezi farmers applaud WFP’s small grains project: Fish smoking and drying are preservation techniques that are widely used in small-scale fisheries communities in developing coastal regions.
A customized version of the WBCSD-IEA low-carbon technology roadmap for cement industry was developed for India in 2013
The alliance aims at supporting cities in developing countries to share their difficulties and then find solutions through the network of the megacities
Seven countries in Central America are currently finalizing the adoption of technical regulations to establish minimum energy-efficiency standards and labelling for lighting products, motors, refrigerators and air conditioners.