Category Archives: Climate and Energy

Now is the time to come together for nature

Written by Vicky Sins, Lead Climate and Energy Benchmark The theme of this year’s World Environment Day is “time for nature – with a focus on its role in providing the essential infrastructure that supports life on Earth and human development.” In planning this focus, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) could never have anticipated how […]

The just transition: leave no one behind

Written by Charlotte Hugman and Shamistha Selvaratnam, Research Analysts Throughout history there have been major transitions that have led to transformations in the structures of society and the economy. The industrial revolutions across the world both in the 19th century and more recently have seen farm and home-based workers suddenly engaged in urban industrial and […]

We are a fifth of the way there! Let’s hope we are not living on a prayer

Written by Charlotte Hugman and Jennifer van Beek The urgency of climate action has never been greater. Rising temperatures have worsened extreme weather events; wildfire seasons are months longer; and the effects of rising sea levels and coastal erosion are a reality for people now, not sometime in the future. Climate change will continue to […]

Is the electric utilities sector on track to meet the Paris Agreement?

With 67 countries and eight US states now having set net-zero carbon ambitions, the pressure is on for electric utilities companies to turn down the heat on producing power. These companies face transition risks from such incoming policies, as well as from legal, technological and market changes, including consumer appetite for clean electricity. With electricity […]

Measuring the world’s 25 most influential auto manufacturers

The Climate & Energy Benchmark assesses 25 companies in the automotive sector on their contributions to limiting global warming to well below 2°C. The benchmark is the first WBA has undertaken to measure and rank the climate action performance of high-carbon emitting industries, including electric utilities and oil & gas. These benchmarks will collectively support […]

Is the auto industry on track to meet the Paris Agreement?

The transportation sector, which includes automotive, represents about one quarter of all emissions from fossil fuels and challenges in terms of climate mitigation. Decarbonisation of the transport sector is one of the major transitions in any low-carbon scenario. The automotive industry is important to deliver on the ambitions to decarbonize the sector. WBA believes that […]