WBCSD | Climate and Energy

Energy systems power growth in all economies. We are on the cusp of a clean energy future. Although fossil fuels will continue to form an important part of economic growth for the near future, a shift to the low carbon economy means a rapid scale-up in new and established alternative power sources and technologies.

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Events, Media & Communications

WBCSD | Insider Perspective: World Water Forum
The World Water Forum is the world’s largest water-focused gathering, taking place every three years and bridging political, citizens’ and thematic processes. This year’s edition, held in Brasilia, Brazil under the theme of ‘Sharing water’, saw a further innovation - the Forum’s first-ever Business Day, jointly organized by our Global Network partner BCSD Brazil / CEBDS, the Confederation of National Industry (CNI) and UN Global Compact Brazil, in association with international partners WBCSD, CEO Water Mandate and CDP.

Energy

New WBCSD Report Helps Argentinian Companies Procure Renewable Electricity via Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Consejo Empresario Argentino para el Desarrollo Sostenible (CEADS) released their new guide “Power Purchase Agreements en Argentina.”

Sustainable Development Goals

WBCSD | Insider Perspective: COP23 in Bonn
Thousands gathered in Bonn Germany for the 2017 climate negotiations under the Paris Agreement. This year’s COP23 was presided over by Fiji and helped shine a light on important aspects of climate resilience and adaptation that have not been as visible at previous COPs.

Sustainable Development Goals

below50 Goes Global: Regional Hubs Established Across Three Continents to Grow the Market for Low-carbon Fuels
Today at COP23, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) announced a major expansion of its below50 project, designed to rapidly grow the market for the world’s most sustainable fuels. As part of this expansion, new hubs will begin operating across three continents: Australia, North America and South America.

Sustainable Development Goals

Action for Impact: The World Business Council Releases Its 2017 Report on the Low Carbon Technology Partnerships Initiative
Today at COP23, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released its 2017 progress report on the Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative (LCTPi). This report marks the next step in business’ continued drive to scale up climate action and impact.

Research, Reports & Publications

The World Business Council Releases New Report on How Low-carbon Microgrids Benefit Commercial and Industrial Companies
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) releases its new guide “Microgrids for commercial and industrial companies.” Presented by ABB, CLP Group, Eaton Corporation, EDP, Enel Group and Schneider Electric, the report explains when, why and how commercial and industrial (C&I) companies can benefit from low-carbon microgrids.

Sustainable Development Goals

World Business Council Releases Policy Recommendations for Climate Negotiators at the Start of COP23 in Bonn
Today at the start of COP23, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released key policy recommendations for this year’s round of climate negotiations ahead of next year’s global stock take on progress made towards the Paris Agreement.

Environment

Bonn, a Boon for Business? Top Ways Your Company Can Make the Most of COP23
Next week, thousands of delegates from government, international organizations, trade unions, business and civil society will gather in Bonn, Germany for the latest round of negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This 23rd Conference of the Parties, COP23 as it’s known, will give Paris Agreement signatories the opportunity to assess their progress in implementing climate commitments. It will also enable them to create rules to ensure they’re adhering to the Agreement, while preparing the groundwork for all countries to increase ambitions under their national climate action plans.

Green Infrastructure

WBCSD Insider Perspective | 2017 Cement Sustainability Initiative Forum: "Growing Together Through the SDGs"
Last week the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)'s Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) held its 11th annual forum in New Delhi, India. The event focused on how, through sharing knowledge and experience, the private sector can capture and build on the opportunities offered by the SDGs and understand the risks of inaction.

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