Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Global 500 climate change report 2013

Fifty of the 500 largest listed companies in the world are responsible for nearly three quarters of the group's 3.6 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, so finds the CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013 released. This report provides the most authoritative evaluation of corporate progress on climate change in 2013 from data collected by CDP
This year(2012) we passed a significant landmark of 400ppm of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and are rapidly heading towards 450ppm, accepted by many governments as the upper limit to avoid dangerous climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th assessment report (AR5) strengthens the scientific case for action.
Fears are increasing over future climate change impacts as we see more extreme weather events, Hurricane Sandy the most noted with damages totalling some $42 billion1. The unprecedented melting of the Arctic ice is a clear climate alarm bell, while the first 10 years of this century have been the world's hottest since records began, according to the World Meteorological Organization.
About CDP :
CDP is a not-for-profit organization.
Over 5,000 companies from all over the world have been asked to report on climate change through CDP this year;
81% of the world's 500 largest public companies listed on the Global 500 engage with CDP to enable effective measurement of their carbon footprint and climate change action;

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