Pollinator Partnership has launched a new version of its Bee Friendly Farming Certification, giving its applicants the option of undergoing a third-party assessment. Independent verification will add credibility to the new label while highlighting the failings of the original scheme.
There is a huge gap in the world’s plans to reach net zero by 2050, and failure to address it could prove a ticking time bomb – ozone depleting substances that aren’t covered by international climate change agreements.
Investors including activist group Follow This filed a resolution to pressure TotalEnergies (PARIS: TTE) to vote for more ambitious emissions targets when the company holds its annual general meeting next month.
Acceleration of the use of the voluntary carbon markets require they are transparent, and operate in a regulated-like framework where buyers can easily identify and price carbon credits that meet consistently high-integrity standards that will also increase ambition over time. The new benchmark is the first step towards providing that.
The European Union has updated its regulation on F-gases, requiring their phase-down in production by 2030 and complete phase-out in usage by 2050, amid a push to meet the goals of its ‘Fit for 55’ package.