News & Views from Carbon Calculated – March 2021

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*- The Mark of a Trusted Partnership -* The year has already begun to show positive signs in all sectors of society. The change in the White House has given a new impetus to the global efforts to tackle climate change; TCFD Recommendations reporting is gaining traction; and, there is much talk of a post-pandemic “green” economic rebuild.
As the world works toward greater sustainability, we at Carbon Calculated are playing our part in working with you to meet the environmental and social challenges that the global community faces.
In our first newsletter of 2021, we take a closer look at TCFD’s, profile one of our partners (Credible Carbon), provide a quick summary of the budget speech and share with you some articles we’ve been enjoying.
We look forward to an engaged and environmentally prosperous 2021.
The Carbon Calculated team The corporate climate conversation in 2021 keeps on returning to a dominant acronym: TCFD.
We thought it would be a good idea to lay out a quick refresher on what those letters stand for, where they come from, and what impact they may have in your business. Read More
In the Budget Speech on February 21st, the Minister of Finance announced two relevant carbon-related amendments.
– The carbon tax rate increased by 5.2%, from R127 to R134 per tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent, from 1 January 2021.
– The levy for 2021 will increase by 1 cent to 8 cents/litre for petrol and 9 cents/litre for diesel from 7 April 2021.
The goal in the climate response is not to decarbonise poverty,’ explains Anton Cartwright, CEO and Founder of Credible Carbon.
‘We need to use the decarbonisation process to address poverty. For climate reasons, we have to do both at the same time.”
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