What happened at COP26 and why it’s not just government commitments that matter

There are mixed feelings coming out of the COP26. On the one hand, there were multiple new agreements and declarations that progress in the fight against climate change. On the other, they do not yet go far enough: we’re only just keeping the 1.5°C scenario alive. Pre-COP 26, we were on course for 2.7°C warming and the announcements during the conference put us somewhere between 1.8 °C and 2.4°C, depending on which study and organisation you believe. Of course, the devil is in the detail and the implementation. There is an enormous amount of work to be done to convert these commitments into action and to work out how these commitments will be policed.

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Green In, Green Out

Cette chronique de Jean Keller est parue dans Le Temps du 15 novembre 2021. Lire l’article en PDF.

Alors que le secteur financier est souvent accusé de greenwashing, il faut rappeler que des investissements responsables ne peuvent se faire qu’avec des sociétés vraiment durables. C’est pourquoi des standards de reporting de durabilité pour les entreprises sont essentiels.

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