What we’re reading: July 2017We Mean Business coalition
July has seen another unprecedented month for corporate climate action, with the total number of companies taking bold climate action via the We Mean Business coalition’s Take Action campaign reaching 590.
One of the key milestone can from The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative, which in partnership with CDP has reached 100 members. Together these 100 companies are creating as much demand for renewables as it takes to power Poland.
Here are some of the best blog posts and reports we are reading this month, from around the world:
Business solutions hold the key to tackling climate change
Climate concerns have now become an integral boardroom consideration for those businesses ahead of the curve, writes Naina Lal Kidwai, Chair of the Sustainability, Energy & Water Council at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
Inside China’s energy revolution: A coal merchant and his son
From the entrepreneur who ditched coal and became a solar pioneer, to a group of residents that is solarising their communities one rooftop at a time, Greenpeace East Asia examines how China’s energy transition is playing out in the lives and homes of Chinese people.
Fighting climate change can boost jobs, cut inequality – New York Mayor
US cities can create jobs and cut social inequality as they reduce global warming but must act quickly since the nation took a “wrong turn” on climate change, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
Heartland’s ‘6 Reasons To Be A Climate-Change Skeptic’
Justin Haskins, Executive Editor of the Heartland Institute, wrote a piece enumerating the six biggest reasons he’s a climate-change skeptic. But are any of these reasons scientifically valid? Forbes takes a look at the science behind all six of them.
Analysis: Switch to EVs would add just 10% to UK power demand
The UK announced plans this month to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2040. Analysis shows a wholesale move to electric vehicles, in order to meet a ban, would add just 10% to UK electricity demand.
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