Beyond Carbon, Beyond Reports

Climate change is a sustainability issue that entails more than concerns about carbon and energy. In order to address these issues organizations will need to do more than merely creating sustainability reports. Solving the climate challenge will involve concerted action by governments, international organizations, businesses, investors, civil society and citizens. GRI helps organizations manage the full range of climate risks so they can move beyond reports and take action.

Non-state actors including business have a vital role to play in addressing climate change. In order to act, businesses need to first understand their contribution to the problem. Since 1997, GRI has provided metrics on climate change and these disclosures are among the most frequently reported by organizations that use. GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards). GRI Standards provide a common language for organizations to measure, manage and communicate about their use of carbon, energy, water and a wide range of other resources.

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GRI Urges Businesses to go Beyond Carbon as World Leaders Sign the Paris Climate Change Agreement in New York
The Paris Climate Change Agreement opens for signatures today during a high-level ceremony convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York. All Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UN FCCC) are invited to sign the agreement. GRI’s Chief Executive, Michael Meehan is attending, together with some 60 world leaders, among them, President Francois Hollande of France, and China’s President, Xi Jinping. The attendance by China is seen as a major step, with the country dubbed as the world’s manufacturing powerhouse and largest carbon emitter. Over 150 countries will be present at the event.


The COP21 Paris Agreement: GRI Witnesses This Historic Landmark
GRI was present in Paris to witness the intense negotiations leading up to what is now being hailed as the most historic agreement for the future of our planet.


Keep it in the Ground: One Newspaper’s Campaign to Highlight Climate Change
With the word’s hopes on Paris this week and the start of the 21st annual meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP21), we spoke to Nabeelah Shabbir, Journalist at the Guardian, to find out about their award-winning campaign (accolades include the British Journalism Award for Cmpaign of the Year 2015) which brings climate change into firm focus.


COP 21: A Catalyst to Move Beyond Reports

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