Black carbon: An opportunity for low carbon leadership
- 19 September 2015
Earlier this year The Climate Group released a briefing paper underscoring the links between climate change and human health.
In this follow up Insight Briefing we partner with BSR, a founding partner of We Mean Business along with The Climate Group, to zero in on one of the most critical climate-related threats to people’s health: black carbon.
While the pollutant is second only to carbon dioxide in heating our planet, opportunities remain for public-private leadership.
In particular we focus on decarbonizing the transportation industry, which is the single most important actor in reducing the climate, health and economic impacts of black carbon – and driving a cleaner, more prosperous future for all.
BSR is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration.
About We Mean Business
We Mean Business is a powerful coalition of world-leading business and climate organizations, which have joined forces – for the first time – to create a unified business voice in support of decisive action to tackle climate change and transition to a low carbon future.
Founding partners are BSR, the B Team, CDP, Ceres, The Climate Group, the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group and WBCSD: the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, which together represent thousands of top companies and investors.