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Let’s make our savings vegan! Reducing global emissions with an international GHG accounting standard – foraus publication launch event
23. March | 12:00 - 14:00
12:15 – 14:00, Virtually on Zoom
Coordinator: foraus – Environment, Transport and Energy Program
- Author of the publication: Fabio Keller
- Moderation: Sébastien Chahidi (foraus)
- Panelists: Representatives from relevant actors from the financial sector, business, government, the civil society and academia
Do you scrutinise the funds you are invested in as meticulously as you separate waste? Even if you wanted to, sustainable investing is more challenging than most people think. There is no standardised way of measuring a company’s impact on the environment for most economic sectors. Finance can, therefore, not unfold its potential in the fight against climate change.
Greenhouse Gas accounting is a method to measure and report emissions and to, therefore, represent corporate environmental performance. Harmonising the existing multitude of Greenhouse Gas accounting methods could supply the market with reliable and comparable information to boost sustainable assets trading.
Is this approach illusory, even naive? Or does it combine the interests of a market-based economy with the environmental movement’s ambition? We will discuss this timely proposal with relevant actors from the financial sector, business, government, the civil society and academia at the launch event of the foraus policy paper “Counting Emissions along with Dollars. Reducing global emissions with an international GHG accounting standard”.
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