On December 20, 2021, the EPA announced it is finalizing the most ambitious federal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks ever. “The final rule for light duty vehicles reflect core principles of this Administration: We followed the science, we listened to stakeholders, and we are setting robust and rigorous standards […]
In response to measures to meet New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s climate change goals that were outlined in Executive Order (EO) 100, on December 6, 2021, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) published a proposed new rule regarding the control and prohibition of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Murphy’s initiative, known as the New […]
This week, EHS Daily Advisor (EHSDA) is examining four key issues that will impact EHS professionals in the new year. Today, we asked three industry experts to provide their insights on what sustainability and environment, social, and governance (ESG) efforts will look like in 2022. Earlier this year, EHSDA and Avetta conducted The State of […]
Insurance companies play a special role in creating climate change resilience—a role that was at the forefront of many discussions at the United Nations’ (UN) climate change summit, Conference of the Parties (COP26), held in Glasgow, Scotland, in November 2021. “The UN’s Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on Climate Action Selwin Hart called on insurers […]
Eighty percent of U.S. companies have sustainability initiatives in place, according to a new study released by Honeywell. Businesses around the world are taking notice of their carbon footprint, and sustainability has fast become an important investment—and commitment—for companies across all industries. A company can achieve numerous benefits by investing in a sustainability roadmap—from lowering […]
From surveys, we know that nearly 50% of U.S. consumers want to change their consumption habits to save the environment. In fact, one environmentally-focused survey found four out of five people describe themselves as likely to choose a brand that prioritizes environmental sustainability. This desire also impacts where employees want to work, as companies that […]
In the first quarter of 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken significant steps to update its requirements and enforcement on climate and Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) disclosures.
One of the biggest differences in the 2020 presidential candidates is their plan to address climate change. Former Vice President Joe Biden’s energy and climate change plan is extensive. President Donald Trump has not proposed a formal climate change plan.
The Save Our Seas 2.0 Act, a bill focused on the reduction of plastic waste and marine debris, was passed by the U.S. Senate earlier this year and was recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on October 1. As the legislation moves forward to most likely being signed into law, let’s take a […]
California Assembly Bill 2954 (AB 2954) proposes unique legislation to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from “working lands” (including agricultural, grazing, and forest) and “natural lands.” Additionally, the bill seeks to implement carbon sequestration programs on the lands that would be regulated by the bill.