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COP22: time for business to rock the world

COP22: time for business to rock the world

As COP22 kicks off in Marrakech this week, parties are focused on turning the commitments made in the COP21 Paris Agreement into action. When it comes to business playing its part, where is action most needed? Which of the Sustainable Development Go ...

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What's next for the oil and gas industry?

What's next for the oil and gas industry?

Last week I attended the ONS conference in Stavanger, Norway. The theme of ONS2016 was "transition", focusing on the evolution from an oil and gas-fuelled world to a low-carbon reality. The transition has already come far when it comes to publi ...

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The World just Moved: 4 transformative governance shifts emerging from COP21

The World just Moved: 4 transformative governance shifts emerging from COP21

The climate agreement at COP21 in Paris has generated quite a bit of heat. Scientists and researchers are squabbling over the feasibility of achieving the sub-2 °C target, while others are dismissive of the commitments made by countries via their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) and of their political will to act. ...

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The 15 greatest opportunities out of five critical global sustainability risks

The 15 greatest opportunities out of five critical global sustainability risks

The 2016 Global Opportunity Report identifies the world’s biggest threats and what we can do about them, from loss of ocean biodiversity to antibiotics in agriculture. ...

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Survey: How relevant are the Sustainable Development Goals for DNV GL and our people?

Survey: How relevant are the Sustainable Development Goals for DNV GL and our people?

It has been a big year for global sustainability. In September we saw the United Nations’ adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Many of the SDGs, such as Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation, Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy, Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities, and especially Goal 13: Climate Action, are relevant to the COP21 climate discussions underway this week in Paris.

In a recent survey across DNV GL business areas and regions, we find that the majority of the 200 respondents think the SDGs are relevant for their everyday work and for DNV GL, and that DNV GL should engage actively in the fulfilment of the SDGs. ...

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Staying cool – Caring for Climate

Staying cool – Caring for Climate

COP21 in Paris is underway with the anticipation of reaching a global agreement on climate change. The outcome will change the operating environment for the corporate sector and their involvement in the process is crucial for delivering results. ...

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Too big to fail... and 10 things business should do to save the planet

Too big to fail... and 10 things business should do to save the planet

Yesterday, an intense two weeks was kicked-off in Paris as world leaders meet at COP21 to start negotiating a new global climate deal. The mood is positive; an agreement will be reached. But whether targets will be sufficiently ambitious to avoid da ...

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Time to make a step change

Time to make a step change

A strategy for change calls for a clear vision of the future we would like to see unfold, and a roadmap for how we can get there. On both the global and national levels, what we need is a strategy to enable large-scale systems to adapt to a new rege ...

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How to future-fit business?

How to future-fit business?

2015 is a critical year that can set the trend for the next generation. In September, the United Nations General Assembly will establish the new Sustainable Development Goals, and we aim to reach a new, universal climate agreement at the Paris summit ...

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"A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step” (Lao Tzu)

Last week world leaders met in Lima Peru, for the last major climate summit before the decisive meeting in Paris in December next year. No major steps, no concessions and no groundbreaking advances were taken. As expected. Yet, the meeting played a p ...

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