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This month we’re thinking about what’s in store for net zero in 2024.

While there are many unknowns in our climate future, we do have certainty in the solutions and steps that need to happen by 2030 to safeguard our planet. We’re one year closer to that crucial mark, so what milestones will define 2024? The sustainability space will be rapidly progressing:

  • Global businesses await changes in mandatory reporting from the SEC climate disclosure regulations. 
  • At COP28, the U.S. announced new methane rules aimed at mitigation in the oil and gas industry, which was followed by the EPA’s first-ever proposed fine for certain emissions.
  • The transition to clean energy is well underway with deployment increases by 50% in 2023 and continually falling costs.
  • Climate risk dominates in The World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report – with climate making up half of the top 10 global risks over the next decade.
  • The circular economy looks to the final agreement of the Global Plastic Treaty.
  • SBTi will release guidance on environmental attribute certificates for businesses, which include voluntary carbon markets.

There’s a lot of hope for climate action in 2024 and potential for economic growth. With so much to track and understand, we’ll be guiding you through net zero hot spots every month with our newsletters and launching a multitude of free trainings for sustainability professionals. We’re here to be your ally in business climate action. 

Join Us at GreenBiz 24

Several of our experts will be there, and our net zero expert Ellen Shenette will be speaking on “Value Chain Pain Points: Better Methods for Decarbonization” with Boris Gamazaychikov (Salesforce), Treston Rudder (WSP), Andre Fernandez (Invert) and Annabelle Stamm (Edison Energy). They’ll be discussing the increasing number of effective strategies that have been proven to overcome hurdles in supplier engagement, carbon credit evaluation and more.

When: Monday, February 12, 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm MT (Event Details)

In a special one-on-one live-streamed sidebar, our Managing Director Elizabeth Sturcken will be interviewed on net zero tips to accelerate your company impact. For those at home, you’ll be able to stream this and other interviews online for free! No registration is required, but RSVP to receive a notification for when live-streamed sessions are starting.

When: Monday, February 12, 3:55 pm MT (Watch Here)

Upcoming Training Opportunities

EDF’s Net Zero Action Accelerator and Climate Corps teams invite you to a series of free business sustainability webinars! These sessions are used by EDF’s Climate Corps for Fellow Training, and we’re now bringing their benefits to you. Tailored specifically for a business audience, you’ll learn to enhance your knowledge and expertise in climate mitigation across sectors for climate action.

Introduction to Carbon Credits 
Thursday, February 1 
11:00 AM EST 
Register Here

Scope 3 Emissions Measurement: How to Get Started and Improve Current Practices 
Thursday, February 22 
11:00 AM EST 
Register Here

How to Set and Achieve Science-Based Targets 
Thursday, February 29 
11:00 AM EST 
Register Here

Practical Applications in Energy Management 
Tuesday, March 5 
11:00 AM EST 
Register Here.

That’s all for this month. See you next time!

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