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Carbon Trust Newsletter August 2016

Carbon Trust Newsletter August 2016

26 August 2016 | News

The case for science-based targets on climate change: Latest news, viewpoints and events from the Carbon Trust

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What should businesses be doing in addition to setting science-based targets?

Posted by Ben Peel | 25 August 2016 | Viewpoint

After having discussed many of the positive attributes of science-based targets in previous parts of this series, it is worth reflecting briefly on their limitations.

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How do you make the internal business case for setting a science-based target?

Posted by Alexander Farsan | 18 August 2016 | Viewpoint

Convincing boards to adopt stretching environmental targets often requires the presentation of a business case and phased investment plan. Traditionally companies set their ambitions for levels of carbon reductions based on the level of change that is financially attractive – the most compelling investment plan – rather than an understanding of what reductions are necessary. Science-based targets require businesses to rethink this approach.

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Share your experiences to support best practice in industrial energy efficiency

Posted by Alexander Farsan | 18 August 2016 | News

The EU Merci Project, part of the EU’s Horizon2020 programme, aims to support greater deployment of energy efficiency measures in industry across EU member states. We would like to invite companies to contribute to the project by filling out a short questionnaire around their experience with energy efficiency.

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Jan Van der Ven, Director, Asia, at the launch of the research project at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Guangzhou, August 2016

Carbon Trust supporting development of Tan Pu Hui system to promote low carbon consumption in China’s Guangdong province

17 August 2016 | News

Research project officially launched to build the framework and platforms that will underpin the system - a mechanism for incentivising and rewarding more environmentally-friendly behaviour and purchases by individuals, families and microbusinesses

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Can business energy efficiency lighten the load on South Africa’s power grid?

Posted by Benjamin Curnier | 11 August 2016 | Viewpoint

Benjamin Curnier, Associate Director, South Africa, looks at the potential impact of business energy efficiency interventions on improving the wider economy in South Africa.

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