A business case for carbon reduction by Valerie Green of the National Business Initiative

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Valerie Green builds the business case for carbon reduction by businesses in Cape Town. See www.nbi.org.za for more.

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A business case for carbon reduction by Valerie Green of the National Business Initiative

  1. 1. Towards a low carbon economyThe Business caseValerie Geen24 April 2013
  2. 2. OVERVIEW• Brief introduction to the NBI• Drivers for a low carbon pathway• The South African Context• The Business response2
  3. 3. Drivers for a low carbon pathway• The cost of Climate Change• Risk and Opportunity– Reputation– Physical– Legislative• Resource scarcity and pricing• Sustainable Business : How?
  4. 4. The cost of natural disasters
  5. 5. Flooding in Mozambique8• Approximately 150 000 people displacedand 55 lives lost• Estimated $27 million in damages• $15 million in relief aid• Infrastructure damage (roads, riversystems, soil• Access (social and economic impacts)• HealthFloods in Mozambique30,January 2013
  6. 6. Identifying Risk and Opportunity74% 59% 68% 74%83%78%Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions
  7. 7. JSE Top 100 Carbon Disclosure respondents: 2012
  8. 8. SHIFTING POLICY LANDSCAPE
  9. 9. Our major source of Emissions2009 Primary Energy SupplyCoalCrude OilPetroleum ProductsGasNuclearHydroRenewables (including biomass)DoE Energy Balance
  10. 10. Making the shift to more sustainableBusiness• Awareness and advocacy• Data (carbon footprint; energy audits)• Energy Management Policy/Plan; Climate ChangeStrategy; Sustainability Team• Target setting• Opportunity identification• Making the Business case• Implementation :People, Technology, Projects, Financing• Monitoring, measurement and Verification• Communication
  11. 11. How?• Individual Action• Collective Action• Partnerships
  12. 12. Thank yougeen.valerie@nbi.org.zawww.nbi.org.za

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