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Report: GHG emissions by biggest emitters increase, despite overall decline among large companies

11:45 AM MDT | September 17, 2013 | Michael Ravenscroft

Fifty of the world's 500 largest companies generate almost 75% of the group's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to the results of a survey conducted by  CDP—formerly known as Carbon Disclosure Project—and PwC. Total scope 1 and scope 2 emissions from the global 500—a group of the world's largest 500 companies based on market capitalization, included in the FTSE global equity index series on 1 January 2013—have fallen steadily from 4.2 billion m.t. of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent in 2009 to 3.6 billion m.t. of CO2 equivalent...

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