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The Top EHS Stories From November 2021

Did you miss November’s top EHS stories?

We've assembled a list of 10 articles for you from EHS and global news outlets, industry leaders, and technology experts.

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The 10 stories that made our list include takeaways from the COP26 conference, what the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill means for climate change, rethinking the role of safety leadership amid the pandemic, and more.

Climate Change Conference: Keeping Hope Alive? [EHS Daily Advisor]

Net-zero pledges are keeping hope alive that global warming can be limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius. But will it be enough?

What the $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Means for Climate Change [Axios]

The bill includes $47 billion in climate resilience and measures and $65 billion in clean energy and grid-related investments. 

Safety Leadership: How Leaders Can Rethink Their Role Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic [Safety & Health Magazine]

“This is a moment in time that will shape not only the future of your company, but your future as a leader,” says Don Martin, senior vice president and an executive consultant for DEKRA.

How Data Skills Can Amplify Corporate Action to Save the Planet [Greenbiz]

Data skills can transform manual processes into automated ones, leading to huge efficiencies, ensuring that employees can focus their time on truly impactful work.

DOE Announced Nearly $200 Million to Reduce Emissions From Cars and Trucks [EHS News]

The funding will be aimed at putting cleaner cars and trucks on America's roads, including long-haul trucks powered by batteries and fuel cells, and at improving the nation's electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. 

Long-Duration Energy Storage Should Scale Up 400x by 2040, BP, Siemens and ESS-Backed Group Says [Utility Dive]

In order to make the shift to renewables viable, the world will need a lot more energy storage of eight hours and more between now and 2040. 

Employers Told to Follow ETS Despite Stay [EHS Today] 

Assuming the COVID-19 vaccination ETS is upheld, employers could face significant consequences for not having met those requirements by January 4. 

OSHA Top 10 for FY 2021 Announced at NSC Congress [OHS Online]

OSHA has announced its top 10 most frequently cited standards for FY 2021. 

Environmental Photo Awards Reveal the Striking Impacts of Climate Change [EuroNews]

The winning photos from this year’s Environmental Photographer of the Year awards, which were announced at COP26, offer a haunting look at the current state of our planet. 

 25 ESG Statistics You Need to Know in 2021 [Perillon] 

As more companies get on board with ESG, new statistics are emerging every day that show how it is shaping the business landscape. 

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