TtU’s latest thinking and interviews on the Climate Emergency
Bosch: climate targets met by breaking old think
In this interview with TTU’s Founder and Co-Director Nik Gowing talks to Torsten Kallweit, the CTO for Bosch Climate Solutions, where he details remarkable achievements. Bosch managed met new emission targets earlier than planned. The board backed a dramatic scaling up of research projects with far more enthusiasm than expected. The resulting impact on staff commitment and enthusiasm has been remarkable. They were urged to “drive by themselves” with no fears of failure.
Shell & Exxon – new tipping point, says Greenpeace
Jennifer Morgan talked to Nik Gowing 24 hours after a Dutch court ruled against Shell for violating human rights. In a remarkable ruling the judge ordered the hydrocarbon giant to cut emissions by 45% in the next nine years. Simultaneously, big investors forced Exxon to diversify its board and embrace sustainability. This was in defiance of the CEO’s appeal not to do so.
L&G: why oil giants must be forced to change
Institutional investors are dramatically increasing pressure on global energy giants because of their inadequate record on sustainability and in one 24 hour period, three oil giants were forced to confront publicly the scale of public disquiet about what they do and how they make their money says Sonja Laud.