15 Nov '11, 12pm

The Evolution of the Carbon War Room's Gigaton Awards

The Evolution of the Carbon War Room's Gigaton Awards

The Carbon War Room has upped the ante for its Gigaton Awards , a program that's considered the Oscars for climate change leaders . In 2010, its inaugural year, the Gigaton Awards recognized six companies from a pool of 29 that had made major strides in reducing their carbon footprint. This year only 15 companies made the cut for consideration for an award and the number of award categories have narrowed from six to five. The Gigaton Awards, so named to illustrate the scale of carbon reduction needed to avoid catastrophic climate change, were designed to honor only the best of the best efforts. The new table stakes [see colleague Tilde Herrera's report on the new methodology ] have made it even tougher to qualify an award, a Lucite prism designed by Yves Behar that encases a chunk of coal and symbolizes efforts to combat and contain the causes of climate change. I caught u...

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