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Coming up: what Parliament will be working on this year 

Coming up: what Parliament will be working on this year  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The biggest piece of climate change legislation the coming years is probably the reform of Europe's emissions trade system. It also represents the EU's first concrete steps to comply with the limits agreed at the COP21 conference. It could help to reduce emissions and encourage companies to shift to renewable or low-carbon sources. It should also help to prevent firms moving production to countries with lower environmental standards.
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The European Parliament will continue encouraging companies to be more responsible in their supply chain

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Rail and the Paris Agreement: industry faces major challenges to become mode of choice

Rail and the Paris Agreement: industry faces major challenges to become mode of choice | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
“Sustainable transport is an important part of our common efforts to tackle climate change and build a cleaner, greener world,” said UN secretary general Mr Ban Ki Moon, in a statement read at the event by UIC director general Mr Jean-Pierre Loubinoux. “The transport sector can play a vital role in achieving the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals. I count on the commitment of the global railway community to make transport more sustainable - and your gathering is especially timely coming within weeks of the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.”
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The railway industry continues to lead the way as a sustainable transport mode, but it must do more to meet its ambitious targets for reducing emissions and energy consumption.

Read EcoVadis' take-aways from the UIC Conference in Vienna.

 

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A look into the future of reporting standards

A look into the future of reporting standards | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Eric Hespenheide: The sustainable development agenda has gathered pace with global commitments to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris climate change agreement. Over the past decade, we have also seen a dramatic increase in the number of companies measuring their sustainability performance.
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A new modular structure is replacing the G4 Guidelines, which will allow the standards to be kept more up-to-date and aligned with international instruments in the future. 

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Paris Climate Conference Emits Cautious Optimism- Blog - Procurious

As the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) rolls into its second week, there is a sense of cautious optimism that the meeting in Paris may produce a global agreement on climate change. The meeting kicked off last week with 190 countries in attendance, with the aim of coming to a universal agreement on … Continue reading  →

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There comes the growing role of sustainable procurement in the process of climate change initiatives and agreements. 
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The Paris Effect: How the Paris Agreement is Driving Climate Action

The Paris Effect: How the Paris Agreement is Driving Climate Action | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

The adoption of the Paris Agreement delivered a signal to governments, businesses and the global public: All parties, from national governments to small businesses, must do their part to minimize the risks and impacts of climate change.

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Are you doing your part and engaging all your stakeholders to follow the trend? 

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European Commission - Paris Agreement to enter into force as EU agrees ratification

62 parties, accounting for almost 52 % of global emissions have ratified the Paris Agreement. The Agreement will enter into force 30 days after at least 55 parties, representing at least 55% of global emissions have ratified. The EU ratification and deposit will cross the 55% emission threshold and therefore trigger the entry into force of the Paris Agreement.
The EU, which played a decisive role inin building the coalition of ambition making the adoption of the Paris Agreement possible last December, is a global leader on climate action. The European Commission has already brought forward the legislative proposals to deliver on the EU's commitment to reduce emissions in the European Union by at least 40% by 2030.
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Great news! The international agreement to combat man-made climate change will take effect as from next month; less than a year after negotiators from more than 190 countries reached a final deal.

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Six months after the COP21: 4 ways to unleash the power of Sustainable Development

Six months after the COP21: 4 ways to unleash the power of Sustainable Development | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
As the Paris Agreement destined to fight global warming has been signed by more than 175 countries, it’s urgent that we now make sure it produces the desired results. Indeed, Climate Central, an ONG that utilizes NASA data, has just announced that in the first 3 months of 2016, we were already dangerously close to the 1,5º temperature increase limit fixed by the COP21.
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Very interesting insight from Sylvain Guyoton, VP Research at EcoVadis, on how to work towards the objectives of the COP21 agreement for its "6-month anniversary''.

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