SAN FRANCISCO: Drawdown Labs, a programme of the nonprofit organisation Project Drawdown, has published a free guide to help employees shift their company beyond net-zero.
‘Climate Solutions at Work’ identifies a company’s untapped potential for action using the world’s best science-based climate solutions.
Drawdown Labs says its research shows the world can reach drawdown by mid-century so long as global interests make the best use of all existing climate solutions. The new publication focuses on the private sector so employees have a better sense of where to start—or intensify—their business climate action.
“Inside most businesses, only a handful of people with ‘sustainability’ in their title consider climate issues as part of their work day,” said director Jamie Beck Alexander. “But the scope and scale of the climate challenge calls on all of us to find our inroad. “[This publication] is a playbook for employees—no matter what you do or where you work—to help your business take bolder climate action.”
The guide covers eight leverage points and actions for employees to pursue:
• Emissions reductions
• Stakeholder engagement and collaboration
• Products, partnerships, and procurement (the “three Ps”)
• Investments and financing
• Climate disclosures
• Climate policy advocacy
• Business model transformation
• Long-term thinking
The definition of business climate leadership centres on companies doing less harm by gradually reducing their emissions over time, added Alexander: “We’ve outlined a drawdown-aligned business framework that allows anyone, anywhere to make their job a climate job.”
Project Drawdown is a nonprofit organisation that seeks to help the world reach “drawdown”—the future point in time when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline.
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