Climate change is the number one sustainability topic that needs to be addressed now to ensure that future generations do not suffer the consequences from today’s inaction. Global agreements like the Paris Agreement and youth movements like Friday’s for Future exert pressure on politicians and businesses alike to put meaningful actions in place. As a result, countries and companies are challenged to determine their respective emissions and reduce them as fast and as much as possible.
During our 1st Sustainability Insights event under the theme “With Carbon Transparency towards Net Zero” we discussed how climate emissions are assessed, what companies and businesses are doing to “get to net zero” and how the future of the Carbon Development Mechanism (CDM) will look like post-Kyoto.
We were pleased to welcome a number of experts who kindly shared their knowledge with us. You can access the recordings of their presentations below:
Welcome & Setting the stage
Prof. Guido Sonnemann – Chair of the Executive Committee of FSLCI & Professor of Chemistry @ Université de Bordeaux
Road to carbon neutrality through the lens of a chemical industry
Ashok Menon – Global Leader, Sustainability Analytics & Operations @ SABIC
Carbon transparency – a catalyst for designing differently
Robert O’Mahony – Head of Sustainability, Global Operations @ Logitech
Value Chain Carbon Transparency Partnership; accelerating decarbonization by increasing Scope 3 emissions transparency across value chains
Amir Safaei – Manager for Natural Climate Solutions supply @ WBCSD
Transition of the CDM into Article 6 – a crunch issue in the climate negotiations
Dr. Axel Michaelowa – Head of Research of International Climate Policy @ University of Zurich
GHG target setting and accounting for the EU
Sabine Gores – Senior Researcher Energy & Climate @ Oeko Institute
Panel discussion: How to get to carbon neutrality?
A short panel discussion with our speakers around the overall question, how to get to carbon neutrality.
Following the panel discussion, we split into three groups discussing the following topics:
- Carbon neutrality from a regional perspective,
- Carbon neutrality from a product perspective,
- Carbon neutrality from a corporate perspective.
The discussions were not recorded, but the groups’ summary presentations can be viewed below:
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