Tag: GHG emissions

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The Corporate Agenda – Sustainability on Board?

As more companies realised Climate Change is a joint effort whose risks will be better mitigated with more companies tackling the challenge materially, actions increased. 6,380 companies announced pledges. Where’s sustainability on the corporate agenda?

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COP26

In the long-awaited COP26, 197 parties have agreed to voluntarily comply with Paris Agreement’s articles in a global and shared effort to mitigate the negative impacts of Climate Change, now common and more robust knowledge. Notwithstanding, some nations prefer to ride freely, preventing the Planet to further progress on its population’s wellbeing. Some of its population oppose this attitude but the adopted strategy shows … Read More COP26

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Will COP26 accelerate the path to Net-Zero?

The effort countries expect to make, recently communicated through the updated NDCs are welcome. The World has become #onestepgreener. Given that not all the parties have updated their NDCs and only 60% of G20 countries have set #Net-Zero targets, can #COP26 succeed in managing the global GHG emissions effectively? Are we #togetherforourplanet?

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NDCs, latest update… The Planet will lose 3 kgs but needs to lose at least another 19 kgs…

The Planet will lose 3 kgs but needs to lose at least another 19 kgs. Could #greenwashing be penalised as negative externality? Although a progress has been made in 8 percentage points, from the NDCs presented in 2016, alignment with 1.5ºC global warming pathway demands….

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How’s the New Year sustainable resolution? What has been of 2020? A mid-year review…

As we’re now in July, less than half-way through the end of 2021, it’s time to do a balance on our New Year sustainable resolutions and the World top global challenges.

International Forest Day

To celebrate the International Forest Day, under the international theme “Forest Restoration, a path to recovery and wellbeing”, the Portuguese Government has decided to offer about 50,000 trees to be planted at citizens and NfP premises. So I’ve decided to do some research and calculate the approximate carbon sequestration those trees offered would have. Do you want to know? Listen to this podcast…

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Net-Zero

How to achieve Net-Zero. Neutralizations instead of Compensation, is key.

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Making Peace with Nature

Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General said “our war on nature has left the planet broken”. Climate Change impact needs to be mitigated, is time to fully #MindTheGap, make Peace with Nature so we can keep enjoying it whilst reducing GHG emissions, globally. Think Globally, Act Locally.

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FMCG industry – is the therapy worth?

Retail therapy has been used by many as a way to evade. Although people often feel better after that, the practice hasn’t been sustainable, as any other where consumerism has taken control of our lives and the resouces of our planets. FMCG is responsible for the majority of global GHG emissions. More circular business models should be adopted.

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A Safe and Sustainable Christmas Season

Safe Christmas Season, this year, goes beyond traffic safety. Being safe means also being healthier. And so does being sustainable.

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Energy and Sustainability

In order to tackle societal problems it is important to limit global warming to the Paris Agreement levels of 1.5ºC max 2ºC, and ensure affordable and Clean Energy to all. In doing so, poverty and Climate Change effects can be mitigated.