Taking action on climate change presents a huge opportunity to make society wealthier, healthier, and happier; but a failure by Australian politicians to lead on climate is costing the country, said experts at a recent event in Sydney.
Rapidly changing carbon markets can increase a company's investment risks, or spotlight on emerging opportunities. A new tool helps companies make sense of these shifts, so they can continue to grow their business.
In the absence of national action on emissions trading, cities and other local regions are stepping up with their own initiatives to cap the total amount of greenhouse gases in given markets, and contribute to global climate action.
Amanda Bryan –
It's time to rely on ourselves to deal with the climate crisis—not by purchasing more offsets to become carbon neutral, but to imagine and design more restorative, carbon positive spaces, says Aurecon's Amanda Bryan.
A new report from the Business and Sustainable Development Commission makes the case that Asian companies can profit from the SDGs. It also warns that if the private sector does not seize sustainable business opportunities, the region will suffer the consequences.
Ben Massie –
Carbon finance, i.e. investments in projects that sell emissions reductions, offers a significant opportunity for companies to demonstrate a tangible contribution to the SDGs. Voluntary carbon markets are now evolving to help companies demonstrate this wider impact, writes Natural Capital Partners' Ben Massie.
Air travel is cheaper than ever, but the true price of aviation is not well understood among the travelling population. Roger Tyers from the University of Southampton explains why flying is terrible from a climate perspective.