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Workshop for journalists: How to report on corporate net zero targets: telling greenwashing apart from real ambition
Venue International Journalism Festival / online
Date 20 Apr 2024
Start time 12:35

During this workshop we will hear from Sören Amelang and Sybrig Smit (NewClimate Institute) with whom CLEW created a 7-step guide for journalists to unravel a net zero target. The workshop will reflect on lessons learned, with practical tips that reporters can use immediately to unpick a net zero target.

Press release - Leading examples of corporate renewable electricity strategies are leaving laggards and standard-setters in the dust
Publication date 16 Jan 2024

The renewable electricity commitments of 10 major companies in the fashion and tech industries vary widely in terms of ambition and credibility. Standard-setting initiatives provide very limited incentives and sometimes even barriers to companies striving for more impactful renewable electricity strategies.

Navigating the nuances of corporate renewable electricity procurement: Spotlight on fashion and tech
Publication date 16 Jan 2024

The renewable electricity commitments of 10 major companies in the fashion and tech industries vary widely in terms of ambition and credibility. Standard-setting initiative provide very limited incentives and sometimes barriers to companies striving for more impactful renewable electricity strategies.

VCMI’s scope 3 flexibility claim could turn back the corporate ambition dial to business-as-usual
Publication date 08 Dec 2023

The VCMI has released its integrity guidelines for corporate use of carbon credits. In some regards, the concept of VCMI’s Silver, Gold and Platinum claims set out a transparent and constructive approach. But the Scope 3 Flexibility Claim will be the most relevant part of the claims package for the next decade.

COP28 needs to switch mode from finding the smallest common denominator to achieving what was before unimaginable
Publication date 22 Nov 2023

The 28th Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC (COP) takes place from 30 November - 12 December 2023, at the end of another year of record-high temperatures and climate change impacts, which are rapidly increasing in frequency and intensity, causing loss of livelihoods around the globe, and particularly in vulnerable developing countries. We hear more and more voices saying that “we will not make it” and “we are doomed”. However, the past decades have shown that positive change can happen faster than expected and that we have all the tools to protect this planet and its inhabitants. COP28 has a...

NewClimate Institute at COP28
Publication date 22 Nov 2023

The 28th Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC takes place from 30 November - 12 December 2023. NewClimate Institute will be present in Dubai participating in multiple events and releasing new analyses.

The corporate climate accountability loop
Publication date 20 Sep 2023

This paper introduces seven key functions of an accountability system for corporate climate action. We further provide selected observations on how to improve the accountability system’s status quo.

Reaction: Samsung Electronics’ joining RE100 and committing to net zero by 2050
Publication date 14 Sep 2023

This memo contains a Q&A reaction with the authors of the Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor (CCRM), on the extent to which Samsung’ 2023 Sustainability Report released on 30th June represent an improvement on its climate strategy.

Reaction: Apple unveils its first carbon neutral products
Publication date 14 Sep 2023

This memo contains a Q&A reaction with the authors of the Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor (CCRM), on the meaning of Apple’s new announcement and the extent to which this represents any significant development of the company’s climate strategy.

Shifting voluntary climate finance to the high hanging fruit of climate action
Publication date 21 Jul 2023

This primer explores the relevance of the high-hanging fruit of climate change mitigation projects and the role that voluntary climate finance can play to support these projects.

FAQs - Climate contributions
Publication date 05 Jul 2023

In our document " A guide to climate contributions: Taking responsibility for emissions without offsetting " we aim to help address a growing demand for guidance on how companies can take responsibility for their emissions by contributing to climate action and the overarching global goals enshrined in the Paris Agreement. To address in more details some of the most frequently asked questions on climate contributions and our guidance document we set up this FAQ page. Please click on individual questions to expand or collapse and see the respective answers. What is a climate contribution...

A guide to climate contributions: Taking responsibility for emissions without offsetting
Publication date 05 Jul 2023

A guide for companies, and the broader voluntary climate action community, to understand the climate contribution approach, with recommendations for implementing in a way that builds resilient, future-oriented businesses that can thrive in an increasingly carbon-constrained global economy

Virtual event: Achieving climate neutrality through corporate transition plans (CSDDD)
Venue Online
Date 03 May 2023
Start time 14:30

This virtual event, organised by the European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils Network (EEAC Network), focused on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). EU Member States will have to ensure that large companies conduct human rights and environmental diligence at the level of own operations, operations of their subsidiaries and value chain operations of entities with which the company has an established business relationship. The webinar focused on Article 15 of the draft directive, which will require companies to also adopt a plan to ensure their...

Virtual launch: Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor 2023
Venue Online
Date 13 Feb 2023
Start time 15:00

The 2023 edition of the annual Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor (CCRM) thoroughly and objectively analyses the climate pledges and plans of 24 global corporations that claim climate leadership. The companies assessed include numerous household names, national flagships and leaders in their sectors. Want to learn more? Join us on Monday 13 February at 3pm CET for the virtual launch of the 2023 CCRM and a presentation of the main findings. Moderator: Sabine Frank (Carbon Market Watch) Speakers: Silke Mooldijk and Thomas Day (NewClimate Institute) Lindsay Otis Nilles (Carbon Market Watch)...

FAQs - Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor 2023
Publication date 13 Feb 2023

The authors of the 2023 Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor share their perspectives on questions related to the analysis, and its implications.

Press Release – Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor 2023
Publication date 13 Feb 2023

The climate strategies of 24 of the worlds’ largest ‘climate leader’ companies are wholly insufficient and mired by ambiguity. These are the findings of the 2023 Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor, conducted by NewClimate Institute in collaboration with Carbon Market Watch.

Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor 2023
Publication date 13 Feb 2023

The second iteration of the Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor, conducted by NewClimate Institute in collaboration with Carbon Market Watch, assesses the climate strategies of 24 major global companies.

Net Zero Tracker: Recommendations and current realities
Publication date 15 Nov 2022

Evaluating how regions, cities and large companies are tracking against the recent UN Expert Group's recommendations on the net zero targets of non-state entities.

COP27: Paris-compatible sector benchmarks to help in defining national and corporate climate action
Venue COP27, WeMeanBusiness Pavilion, Auditorium A
Date 14 Nov 2022
Start time 14:30

The event presented and discussed the results of multiple years of work to develop and update Paris-compatible sectoral benchmarks. Sectoral benchmarks break down the mitigation objectives under the Paris Agreement to the sectoral level and hence make them more accessible to a broader audience. Those benchmarks aim at helping decision makers to assess if recent developments and future targets of countries, as well as non-state and subnational actors, are compatible with the Paris Agreement’s long-term temperature limit. Beyond providing the benchmark, they also enlighten on the road to achieve...

COP27: The carbon market debate: are carbon credits necessary to achieve net-zero?
Venue COP27, IETA BusinessHub, Side Event Room
Date 10 Nov 2022
Start time 09:00

This session featured diverse voices debating whether carbon credits and offsets are necessary to achieve net-zero emissions. A panel of leading practitioners, researchers and experts shared views and insights on this fundamental climate policy and carbon pricing dilemma. The audience provided a final verdict. Speakers: Carsten Warnecke - New Climate Institute Stefano De Clara - ICAP Maggie Comstock - Pollination Gilles Dufrasne - Carbon Market Watch Moderator: Kate Abnett - Reuters

Urgent need for regulatory intervention to turn the tide on misleading corporate climate pledges
Publication date 03 Nov 2022

This blog discusses the issues with corporate net-zero pledges and existing voluntary initiatives

Navigating Energy Transitions: Mapping the road to 1.5°C
Publication date 21 Oct 2022

NewClimate Institute led the analysis in Chapter 5.3 of the report on the status quo of corporate net-zero target setting. Based on a review of recently published literature, the analysis finds that existing corporate net-zero targets typically suffer from a lack of ambition and have other severe shortcomings.

Corporate net-zero commitments: PR stunt or part of the solution?
Venue Online, ClientEarth Summit 2022
Date 11 Oct 2022
Start time 11:00

Over the last 18 months, companies have been eager to announce their net-zero commitments. Business evangelists laud the green ambition of corporate leaders, while the cynics say it's just greenwash. Join a wide-ranging panel of experts to explore how credible the claims are, and what might happen if they turn out to be a PR stunt.

Evaluating corporate target setting in the Netherlands
Publication date 05 Jul 2022

In this publication, we scrutinise the climate pledges of leading corporations active in the Netherlands. We review the targets and actions of 29 companies: eight financial institutions and 21 businesses with their main activities in the ‘real economy’.

Major Dutch companies’ climate pledges fall short of what is needed for Paris Agreement
Publication date 05 Jul 2022

Berlin, 5 July 2022 – New analysis published today shows that major Dutch companies only commit to reduce their emissions by 19% by 2030 on average, falling far short of the requirement to halve emissions by 2030 according to this year’s IPCC’s Sixth Assessment report. This is the first comprehensive analysis of 29 Dutch companies and financial institutions based on a study commissioned by Milieudefensie. The research was conducted by NewClimate Institute and evaluates 21 companies operating in the real economy and 8 financial institutions to determine the transparency and integrity of their...

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