Significant greenhouse gas reduction is a major challenge due to the heterogenous structures and large number of small and varied emission sources (e.g. traffic, buildings).
Through HALO Certification, Cities bring major employers, industries, businesses and communities for joined-up action to address diverse, often related, emission sources to improve Air Quality.
Urban areas cause over 70% of direct and indirect CO2 emissions. Limiting the increase in global temperature to no more than 1.5C degrees will strain the funding and capacity of many cities.
HALO Certification creates value through opportunities for Peer-to-Peer Learning between Cities through a recognised global standard based on consistent criteria, procedures and reporting.
As Climate Change alters the playing field towards ethical, resilient businesses, certification demonstrates the capacity to competitively deliver lo. emission services and products. Investing giants like BlackRock are calling on companies to disclose more about their sustainability efforts than ever before.
People in today’s talent pool check certification results to find out which companies mitigate climate risks and address air quality problems in their neighbourhood. One Fast Company survey found nearly half of workers (and 75% of millennials) would accept a lower salary to work for an environmentally responsible company.
HALO Certification rounds out commitment by companies to ethical, good neighbour practices, in turn, likely to be drawn to cities that prioritise climate action and resilience.