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Targeting Net-Zero Embodied Carbon

This document provides an overview of three types of embodied carbon reduction targets, and also examples of corporate and other voluntary commitments to reduce embodied carbon.  More information...

US Federal Climate Policy Playbook

The world currently emits 51 billion tons of greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere every year. To avert the most calamitous impacts of climate change, we need to get that number to zero by...

Corporate Climate Action Playbook

The world currently emits 51 billion tons of greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere every year. To avert the most calamitous impacts of climate change, we need to get that number to zero by...

Carbon-Storing Materials

Summary Report | February 2021The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): “Limiting warming to 1.5 degrees C will require removing carbon from the atmosphere in addition to reducing...

2021 Material Baselines

Baseline Report | July 2021In order to set achievable targets, it is necessary to have a baseline from which to compare products within a material or product category. In January, the Carbon...

Tracking Industry Progress on Emissions

The International Energy Agency (IEA)’s Tracking Industry report provides updates on the progress of cement, steel, and other industries towards implementing the emissions reductions strategies...

The Role of Green Public Procurement

Public procurement accounts for an average of 12-30% percent of a country’s gross domestic product (GDP), resulting in a significant opportunity for leveraging public purchasing power to reduce...

The Carbon Loophole in Climate Policy

The Carbon Loophole in Climate Policy assesses the embodied carbon associated with the production of goods that are ultimately traded across borders and therefore excluded from domestic climate...

Sierra Club’s “All About Buy Clean”

This webinar from the Sierra Club provides insights into federal and state level leaders from the Sierra Club and the United Steelworks. The speakers provide insights into: An overview of federal...

Energy Technology Perspectives 2020

Energy Technology Perspectives 2020 is a flagship report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) released in September 2020 to provide a detailed analysis of the opportunities presented by...

Climate Friendly Purchasing Toolkit

The Climate Friendly Purchasing Toolkit is a series of documents developed by members of the West Coast Climate and Materials Management Forum to aid public procurement leaders at all levels of...

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