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Big cities vow to make buildings carbon neutral by 2050

Big cities vow to make buildings carbon neutral by 2050 | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Leaders of some of the world’s biggest cities vowed on Thursday to make all buildings carbon neutral by 2050, ensuring they make no contribution to climate change. From London to Tokyo, 19 mayors said they would put in place regulations requiring all new buildings to be carbon neutral by 2030 and all existing ones to reach the same goal by 2050. Cities, scientists unite in battle against climate change at UN summit. “Climate change poses an existential threat to New York City, and making our buildings more sustainable and efficient is a key part of the solution,” said Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio in a statement.

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Great initiative by the biggest cities since buildings are a large contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, so to meet reductions set out in the Paris Agreement, it’s critical that they tackle this problem.

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Kraft-Heinz outlines bold sustainability agenda

Kraft-Heinz outlines bold sustainability agenda | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Kraft-Heinz is expanding its environmental commitments to include sustainable packaging and increased carbon reduction. The company aims to make 100 percent of its packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025 and pledges to set science-based goals in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This announcement, an addition to its Growing a Better World strategy released in last year’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, supports the company’s broader efforts to improve the sustainability of its supply chain.

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Bold move by Kraft-Heinz concerning its sustainability agenda. SBT or Science-Based targets are Greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. By setting that type of targets, companies make sure that their emissions reduction efforts are aligned on such scenario and better help curbing climate change.

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