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Nations at climate talks back universal emissions rules

Nations at climate talks back universal emissions rules | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Nearly 200 countries at the U.N. climate talks have agreed upon universal, transparent rules on how nations can cut greenhouse gas emissions and curb global warming, putting the principles of the 2015 Paris climate accord into action. But to the frustration of environmentalists and a group of countries who were urging more ambitious climate goals, negotiators on Saturday delayed decisions on two other climate issues until next year in an effort to get a deal on them.

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Any modern business is likely to feature low carbon strategies in their business plan. In today’s world, businesses want to play their part in a sustainable future by helping the UK cut its carbon emissions. Carbon emissions don’t just impact the environment either – they impact the finances and livelihood of every business too. But with solutions such as renewable energy and free solar, cutting carbon emissions have never been easier. 

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Ukraine cities gear up to run on local clean energy by 2050

Ukraine cities gear up to run on local clean energy by 2050 | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Fossil fuel-dependent Ukraine will strengthen its climate change action plan under the Paris Agreement to curb global warming, its government said at U.N. climate talks in Poland this week. Four Ukrainian cities also reaffirmed their goal of shifting to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, announced this year.

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Most big companies failing U.N. human rights test, ranking shows

Most big companies failing U.N. human rights test, ranking shows | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Most big companies operating in sectors at high risk of labour abuses are failing to meet human rights standards set by the United Nations, according to an analysis of 100 major companies published on Monday. From tackling child labour to ensuring equal treatment for women, U.N. principles require all businesses prove they are committed to human rights and treat workers fairly. But an analysis of more than 100 major apparel, agricultural and extraction firms by the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB), a British charity, found many had little to show for.

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COP24: Nations complicit in ignoring bioenergy climate bomb, experts say

COP24: Nations complicit in ignoring bioenergy climate bomb, experts say | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Twenty years ago science told policymakers that bioenergy – the burning of woody biomass – was a sustainable form of energy that was carbon neutral. The current United Nations carbon accounting system follows that guidance. However, new science has found the hypothesis to be wrong: bioenergy has been found to add significantly to carbon emissions. Meanwhile, NGOs and scientists at COP24 have sought earnestly to alert the media and COP delegations to the bioenergy climate bomb and its looming risks, even going so far as to write language closing the loophole that could be inserted into the Paris Rulebook now being negotiated, but to no avail.

 

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Addison Lee drivers challenge clients to uphold UN pledges 

Addison Lee drivers challenge clients to uphold UN pledges  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Taxi drivers are ramping up a campaign for better pay and union recognition from Addison Lee by challenging the company’s major corporate clients to uphold commitments signed under a UN accord obliging them to use ethical suppliers.

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World backs data 'revolution' in global anti-slavery drive

World backs data 'revolution' in global anti-slavery drive | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

A global agreement to map and count the victims of forced labour is a landmark that activists say will revolutionise efforts to free millions of people around the world from modern slavery.

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Much is being done in terms of international and national regulations to eradicate modern slavery, and businesses worldwide are becoming increasingly committed to sustainable procurement. However, to make a real difference, more emphasis needs to be placed on truly understanding the plight of the people who end up in forced labor.

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