December 2015 has been a decisive month for the welfare of our planet. Heralded already as a global diplomatic success, this historic agreement promises to bring about the changes we have been awaiting so desperately.
The Paris Climate Change Agreement has been signed and 196 developed and developing countries have finally agreed to push in the same direction in a bid to lower energy consumption, halt global warming and aid populations already suffering its effects.
As any international compromise of this size, the Paris Agreement has its flaws but, as the news travel across the globe, the reaction has been nothing but positive. As Kumi Naidoo, executive director of Greenpeace International has said: ‘The deal alone won’t dig us out of the hole that we’re in, but it makes the sides less steep.’
Political discussions will naturally have to lead to industrial action; making businesses participants of the stated goals is the only way to provide feasible solutions.
We have received the below briefing notes from our trusted partners, Lavery/Pennell, that clarify some of the outcomes and changes coming our way in the year to follow.
You can find these notes here: http://bit.ly/1YhjN9q
Measurement and verification will be a key part of the nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. At CloudApps, we are making our contribution by providing a tool that enables enterprises to accurately measure and report on their carbon and sustainability initiatives, helping them to understand how they are performing against their own individual targets which ultimately will form part of each nation’s NDC.
To achieve on the stated goals, leadership, investment and confidence are being requested from us as business owners and industry leaders. Here at CloudApps, we’re set to give our best to help this progress persist with the strength and backing that it needs.
As the outcome of the summit slowly seeps into the mainstream, we will keep you updated with the developments being made towards, what on the surface of it, finally look like meaningful targets.