Most communities overlook a critical tool in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions: trees. One of the reasons is that they don’t know how to account for forests and trees in their emissions inventories.
From record-breaking temperatures to rampant wildfires, the signs of climate change are everywhere. Companies can respond by measuring their emissions, setting science-based targets to reduce them and pricing carbon.
The Science-Based Targets initiative to cut corporate greenhouse gas emissions has met and exceeded its first goal, with more than 165 companies committed to use the best climate science to inform their carbon reduction decisions. SBTs are succeeding because they take the guesswork out of the process of shrinking businesses' carbon footprints.
China's cities have a critical role to play in addressing climate change, but some huge metropolitan areas like Chengdu hadn't focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. That changed today as Chengdu and other Chinese cities and provinces committed to have their emissions peak by or before 2030 and decline after that.