Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sustainable Systems - Univeristy of Michigan

The University of Michigan offers a field of study called Sustainable Systems. This interdisciplinary program is focused on enabling technology and enterprise to enhance the sustainability of systems that provide mobility, shelter, sustenance, communication and recreation. It draws on and benefits from the diversity of faculty expertise found at the school and across the University. Many cross-listed courses offered by the Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering complement the research activities of the Center for Sustainable Systems and the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise.

China and US Continue Climate Cooperation

At a White House summit meeting with President Obama, on Friday, September 23, Chinese president Xi Jinping announced that his country, the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases will launch the world’s largest carbon trading system.

The national cap and trade program is scheduled to come online by 2017. It will be based on seven regional pilot programs already operating in China. The carbon trading initiative will reduce emissions from major industries, including steel, cement, paper and electric power. The system will also help expand investments in China's already considerable renewable energy market.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Emissions Reductions Efforts at GE, P&G, and Time Warner Cable

Corporate leaders are increasingly working to lower their emissions profiles. Three such companies are General Electric, Procter & Gamble and Time Warner Cable. These three companies provide good examples of corporate emissions reduction efforts that includes setting ambitious goals for the future. A growing number of companies realize that emissions reductions and other sustainability efforts make sense as we move ever closer to new regulatory regimes.

Climate Recap of the Canadian Leaders Clash in the Munk Debate

During the Munk debate on September 28th the three Canadian leaders articulated their distinct visions of Canada. This was the forth leaders debate of the 2015 federal election and the first ever foreign policy debate between the three major parties. Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau clashed on the stage of Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. All three are running neck and neck in the polls as we head down the final stretch. With less than three weeks to go before election day they went at each other like desperate men fighting for their political lives. While climate change was hardly the dominant theme of the evening it was addressed at least eight times. Here is a recap of those exchanges.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Alabama Schools to Teach Climate Change and Evolution

Alabama is well known for its religious conservatism, however, as of 2016 schools in the state will teach their students about climate change and evolution. All 40 members of the state board of education unanimously voted in favor of the update to the science standard. This is a landmark move given that the state and many of those who vote on the board have strong religious views. For decades faith and science where at odds on the subject of evolution and man-made climate change.

It took three years to develop the guidelines. This is the first time that the standard has been updated in 10 years. In the case of both evolution and climate change educators will now use scientific evidence to explain the existence and causes of climate change and the veracity of evolutionary hypothesis.

Carbon Reduction Rankings for FTSE 100 Companies and Companies that Support Carbon Pollution Standards

Here is a summary of companies leading efforts to manage their carbon emissions and communicate this effectively as well as a list of companies who support carbon reduction standards.

Carbon Clear has published its fifth annual report ranking carbon measurement and reporting efforts of FTSE 100 companies. Carbon Clear ranks companies on their carbon measurement and reporting, strategy and targets, emissions reduction and how carbon reporting is used to engage stakeholders.

BT Group leads the list for its exemplary efforts at carbon measuring and reporting and its science based approach to greenhouse gas reduction targets. They narrowly bested Marks & Spencer who came in second. In 2014 the two companies tied for first place. Both companies lead the field by a considerable margin of almost 10 percentage points and they are both working on going beyond their ambitious carbon reduction targets.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Event - Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century (Canadian Launch)

This launch will take place on Monday, October 5 2015 between 08:00 and 11:00 EDT, at BMO Global Asset Management BMO Conference & Event Centre, 55 Bloor St West – Manulife Centre, Toronto
The purpose of this report is to end the debate about whether fiduciary duty is a legitimate barrier to investors integrating environmental, social and governance issues into their investment processes. While many investors have made positive steps to incorporate sustainability risks into the way they deliver their fiduciary duty, the report argues that too many assets are still managed with a 20th century mind-set, exposing savers and beneficiaries to the threat of value loss.

Event - World of Energy Solutions

This event will take place on October 12 to 14, 2015. Participants will discover how battery and storage, fuel cell technologies, hydrogen technologies and future mobility solutions will affect the future energy industries. This is a leading international conference and trade fair for the convergence of energy generation, storage systems and mobility solutions.  It addresses all players involved in the manufacturing of battery and energy storage systems for mobile and stationary implementation.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Climate Week NYC 2015: Low Carbon Economic Opportunities (Video)

The seventh Climate Week NYC takes place between September 22 and September 29. Corporations are an important part of this event as they are pursuing a range of economic opportunities associated with transitioning to a low carbon economy. Businesses all around the world are developing pragmatic solutions to adapt to a changing climate, minimizing risk and leveraging opportunity throughout their corporate value chains. Climate Week NYC brings together influential global figures, as well as new voices, from the worlds of business, government and society who are leading the low carbon transition. Throughout the week there will be a wide range of events, activities, high-profile meetings, presentations and conferences.

Pope Francis and the Convergence of Morality and Science: Relinquish Fossil Fuels and Embrace Renewables (Video)

Pope Francis is now in the US where he continues to make the moral case for climate action. The most scientifically feasible way we can make progress in the war against climate change is to abandon fossil fuels and turn in earnest towards renewable forms of energy.  In his address to Congress the Pope talked about the need to "put technology at the service of another type of progress, one which is healthier, more human, more social, more integral."

Friday, September 25, 2015

Students are Powering the Unstoppable Fossil Divestment Movement

The fossil fuel divestment movement was born on college and university campuses. Driven by social justice concerns student activism spawned a multi-trillion dollar sledge hammer. This rapidly burgeoning movement has grown to be a force to be reckoned with. In 2014 there was a doubling in the number of institutions that pledged to divest their fossil fuel holdings. In the last year this number exploded.

Sustainable Development Goals: Increasing the Emphasis on Water

Water must be a priority issue as we adopt Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A total of 193 world leaders are engaged in a process that will formally adopt 17 SDGs. This takes place at the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda which takes place between September 25 and 27, in New York. Although one of the 17 global goals (Goal 6) aims to ensure access to water and sanitation for all, there needs to be more emphasis on water.

2015 - The Hottest Summer in the Hottest Year on Record

Anthropogenic warming continues to contribute to heat records and this trend shows no signs of abating. We now have the highest concentrations of atmospheric CO2 in human history and it is no coincidence that we are also consistently breaking heat records. The summer of 2015 was the hottest summer ever recorded. Global average sea surface temperatures this summer were 1.35 degrees Fahrenheit (0.75 degrees Celsius above the 20th century average. According to NOAA, this is the highest departure from average for this period since records began in 1880. Five months of 2015 are among the top 10 monthly temperature departures.

Oil Pipeline Dominates the Enviromental Component of the French Language Leaders Debate

The Energy East Pipeline was the most prominent environmental issue in the first French language leaders debate. Stephen Harper was criticized by the other leaders for his government's failure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change. On September 24, 2015, the leaders vying for Prime Minister of Canada held a French language leaders debate in Montreal, Quebec. This debate is important because there are 78 seats in Quebec out of 338 up for grabs in the House of Commons. In addition to the seven million French speakers in Quebec there are one million French speakers outside of the province.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

MIT Gets a Fossil Fuel Divestment Letter from Scientists and Advocates

On September 16, 2015, 33 prominent climate scientists and advocates joined those who are calling for MIT to heed its own committee’s advice to divest from fossil fuels as part of a multi-faceted climate action plan. See their open letter below.

Dear President Reif,

We write — as interested scientists, alumni, and citizens — to ask that you cap off MIT’s exemplary study into fossil fuel divestment by committing the university to selling its stock in fossil fuel companies as part of a multi-faceted climate action plan.

Pope Francis on the Environment Politics and Business (Address to Congress)

As expected, in his address to a joint session of Congress Pope Francis spoke to a number of issues that are sure to earn the ire of Republicans. The Pope repeatedly quoted his environmental encyclical, something that the GOP had warned him not to do. In addition to the environment the Pontiff also spoke about politics and business.

Although the Pope ignored the warnings from Republicans, his tone was dignified not didactic, conciliatory not condemning. Nonetheless the message he is sending amounts to a request for the GOP to rethink many of their core policy positions.

Canadians Want Less Fossil Fuels and More Climate Action

According to recent poll, climate protection, energy policy and energy decision-making processes are strategic issues for Canadians ahead of the forthcoming federal elections.

The majority of Canadians do not support Ottawa's fossil fuel obsession. Canadians appear to recognize that the ruling Conservatives' emphasis on fossil fuels is damaging to the planet and harmful to our longer term economic interests.

As reported by the Climate Action Network, an April 2015 poll indicates:

Why Environmentally Concerned Canadians will Vote for Anyone but the Conservatives: Resources to Vote Strategically

While the NDP and the Liberal party each have massive shortcomings, no party is more of a threat to Canada's environment than the ruling Conservative government under Stephen Harper.

Although the NDP and Liberal parties have pledged to act on climate change they do not have a comprehensive policy to substantially reduce fossil fuel emissions. Neither party has put forth a policy platforms to manage the tarsands.

Harper's Conservatives have done nothing to seriously address climate change while they have done a great deal to exacerbate the problem. During their decade in power, the party has amassed a lamentable rap sheet of environmental abuses.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

School Program that Gets Kids out in Nature and Teaches Environmental Responsibility

The David Suzuki Foundation has launched a fun and free program designed to encourage kids to get outside and learn about environmental responsibility. The program is titled Back to School Superhero Challenge and it intended for families or classrooms.

Research shows that there are numerous benefits associated with being outside in nature. These benefits extend to both students and teachers. Studies show that children who spend time outside are healthier, happier and smarter. We also know that people who feel connected to nature are more likely to care about protecting it. There is tremendous value associated with getting out into green spaces.

Pope Francis and President Obama are a Climate Dream Team

In an address on the south lawn of the White House, Pope Francis spoke pointedly about the need to combat climate change. It quickly became evident that he was ignoring the warnings of Republican climate deniers when the pontiff lauded Barack Obama’s plan to cut carbon emissions. He followed that up by criticizing climate change deniers for failing in their duty to protect our "common home".

Republican's fear of the Pontiff's environmental message is entirely justified. The spiritual leader of more than 70 million American Catholics directly attacked the GOP's resistance to climate action. The Pope said that he believed this was a moral issue and he went further calling efforts to combat climate change a moral imperative for all Americans.

Climate Change is Emerging as an Issue in the Canadian Federal Election of 2015

In previous Canadian federal elections climate change has not been much of an issue. However, there appears to be a shift in the mood of Canadians and we may very well see concerns about climate change making an appearance as an election issue at the ballot box in October.

Some of this interest is being driven by Canadians who are experiencing the effects of climate change first hand. This includes floods in Calgary and Toronto, dry summers on the West Coast, low snow packs in the mountains, wildfires in the western provinces, and melting northern ice sheets.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Canadian Students Leading the Call for Climate Action Including Fossil Fuel Divestment

Students and faculty are often the ones to lead the charge for societal betterment and environmental justice. Canadian students and faculty are no different and they are showing leadership on campuses all across the country.

In 2014 students at the University of British Columbia have voted to divest from fossil fuels and in February 2015, the UBC Faculty formally voted to divest. This move is significant given that the campus has a $1.1-billion endowment that contains the largest university holding of fossil fuel stocks in Canada. Professors at the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, University of Toronto and Mount Allison University have already voted to urge their university directors to divest.

Why Republican's Fear the Pope's Environmental Message

Pope Francis is on his way to the US and his position on a number of issues is at odds with the core of the GOP's platform. The historic visit will include an address to a joint session of the Republican controlled Congress on Thursday, September 24th. Francis will be the first Pontiff ever to address Congress.

Republicans have warned the pope to avoid speaking on environmental matters, some, like Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, who is himself a Catholic, have even vowed to boycott the Pope's speech.

The Canadian Leaders Debate: We Cannot have a Strong Economy without a Healthy Environment

The Globe and Mail debate between the leaders of Canada's three major parties was about the economy and for many Canadians it is becoming increasingly obvious that climate is a serious economic concern. This view is born out in a slew of reports that illustrate the benefits of acting on climate change versus inaction.

Even if we ignore the costs related to climate and the environment, the ruling Conservatives have a questionable economic record. During the debate prime minister Stephen Harper made the understatement of the year when he repeatedly acknowledged that economic growth hasn’t been strong under his watch.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Climate Migrants Will Add to the Refugee Crisis

Hundreds of thousands of migrants are fleeing to Europe to escape conflicts fueled in part by climate change. While this is the worst refugee crisis the world has faced since World War ll, it is nothing compared to the number of climate refugees we can expect as the world continues to warm. In the absence of climate mitigation and adaptation efforts, we can expect to see hundreds of millions of refugees.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index: Who Made the Cut for 2015

There have been some major players who have been removed from the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and some other large companies have earned a coveted spot this year. All changes to the DJSI go into effect on Monday September 21, 2015.

Inaugurated in 1999, the DJSI is the longest running sustainability index. To get on the DJSI companies are assessed by RobecoSAM based on their long term economic, social and environmental asset management plans. Selection criteria evolve each year and to stay on the list companies must continue to make improvements to their long term Sustainability Asset Management (SAM) plans.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Event - National Student Government Summit

This event will take place on October 1-4, 2015, in Washington, DC. This is the large Student Government conference in America each year.At the 2015 "National Student Government Summit," you'll improve your SG and network with peers amid the inspiring vistas of our nation's capitol.

This intensive four-day national summit will allow Student Government leaders and advisors at your college or university to share ideas and solutions, receive training and personal consultations from the acclaimed ASGA staff of SG experts, and to network with your peers from colleges and universities of all types nationwide. It is the ultimate training conference for Student Government leaders, advisors, and support staff.

Event - Sustainable Brands '15 London

#SB15Lodon will take place on November 16 to 18, 2015 at the Beaumont Estate in London UK. This is the fourth year in the UK, that Sustainable Brands will be bringing together the European community - prompting leaders to actively re-imagine what's possible when unlikely partners collaborate to build multi-stakeholder partnerships and formerly siloed conversations end up in the same room together.

Reinvent yourself in response to changing norms and dive deep into the brand innovation trenches. Find detail-rich case studies, practical know-how and specific implementation tips to accelerate your business success.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Business of Climate Solutions (Video)

Every business person needs to understand how global warming is changing the way we do business. This is true regardless of your political alliances or scientific understanding. Whether or not you or your clients acknowledge the veracity of climate science, almost everyone can see the value of cost savings associated with sustainability and the opportunities associated with the green economy.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Canadian Leaders Debate: A Shared Vision of Fossil Fuels

The leaders of the three major federal parties who took part in the debate on September 17th appear to share a vision of a Canada that continues to be heavily reliant on fossil fuels. While this may be politically expedient it contributes to climate change and undermines Canada's economic future.

Stephen Harper and his Conservatives are strident supporters of Canada's fossil fuel industry. NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau also support fossil fuels.

Harper has systematically dismantled Canada's environmental laws to clear the way for his fossil fuel powered vision for the nation. Nonetheless, there has been tenacious opposition to Harper's pipeline projects. This includes the Northern Gateway, TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL, Kinder Morgan Inc.’s TransMountain expansion or TransCanada’s Energy East project.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Climate Positions of Canada's Major Federal Parties

What would each of the three major parties vying for power in Canada's October 19th federal elections do to combat climate change and what would their positions be at COP21? The goal of the UN climate conference in Paris (COP21) is to secure an agreement that would keep global temperatures from rising more than 2 degree Celsius above pre-industrial times.

To help Canadians assess what each of the three parties would do to combat climate change and their positions as we head towards the Paris climate talks, Environmental Defence has put together a comparative analysis of the three federal parties.

Republican Presidential Candidates Say the US Should Not Do Anything to Combat Climate Change

Republican presidential candidates fielded only one question on climate change during the September 16th debate which lasted three hours. Together their responses to the climate question lasted about three minutes.

They all indicated that the US government should not do anything to combat climate change because it won't make a difference.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sustainability Programs at International Institute for Learning

In 2014 International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) expanded its sustainability offerings with programs that can be followed either in the classroom or online. These programs of study explore key research on how companies can increase value, enhance reputation and improve image and brand through an integrated approach to strategic change. IIL is a global leader in training, consulting, coaching and customized course development Here are two sustainability focused programs from IIL Introduction to Sustainability for Organizations and Organizational Survival.

Introduction to Sustainability for Organizations 
Achieving Literacy in the Language and Challenges of Organizational Sustainability

This 1-day workshop provides you with an introduction to the importance of Sustainability and Corporate Consciousness (SCC) to organizations, including the concepts, research, tools, and techniques available to get started, as described in the book, Organizational Survival: Profitable Strategies for a Sustainable Future, written by Gregory Balestrero and Nathalie Udo.

To Understand Republican Presidential Candidates you need to Follow the Money

Republican Presidential candidates are powered by fossil fuels. Climate denial is de rigueur for anyone who hopes to secure the GOP nomination for president.

If you want insight into what drives the policy positions of Republican presidential candidates all you need to do is follow the money. Although we are still very early in the race, unprecedented financial support has poured into the campaigns of those who are prepared to ignore the facts about climate change.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy (Columbia University)

Columbia University's Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy is a one year program that teaches students to use scientific data to inform sustainability decision-making. This is the only program of its kind to combine the study of management and policy analysis with applied environmental science.

Fossil Fuel Divestment and Stranded Assets

The movement away from fossil fuels has led many investors to worry about the prospects of stranded assets. There is well warranted widespread concern about the long-term financial risks to investments in coal, oil and gas. The fear stems from the realization that as we act to combat climate change companies that are involved with fossil fuel extraction will be worth much less than their book value today.

The math used to support this concern is rather simple. Fossil fuels are the primary source of climate change causing greenhouse gas emissions. To stay within our carbon budget and stave off runaway climate change we must keep global average temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius. This means we will have to keep much of the known fossil fuel reserves underground (the so called "unburnable carbon").

The Guardian reports that a third of oil reserves, half of gas reserves and over 80 percent of current coal reserves would have to remain unused from 2010 to 2050 in order to have a chance of meeting the 2°C target.

Monday, September 14, 2015

More Employment Potential in Renewables than Fossil Fuels

A new report suggests that rather than expanding its exploitation of fossil fuels Canada should explore the economic and employment benefits from ramping up renewable energy. Economic concerns are a salient reason why some resist replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy. However a new report suggests that transitioning away from fossil fuels would not compromise economic growth or jobs.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF15)

This event will take place on December 7 & 8 in Paris, France. The Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF15) is the largest business focused event held during the annual Conference of Parties (COP). It is also the event with the largest number of global stakeholders of any side event at COP21. There will be decision makers from across the globe with delegates spanning 43 countries.

Event - Sustainable Brands Conference in Kuala Lumpur

This event will take place on October 12-13, 2015 at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This is the first Asian country to host the World’s Premier Sustainability Brands® Conference and be and be part of the global conference network. Join sustainability and design leaders along with a global community of business innovators who are shaping the future of commerce worldwide.

The Institute for Research in Innovation Technology and Sustainability (IRITS)

The Institute for Research in Innovative Technology and Sustainability (IRITS) was established with an aim to consolidate current research disciplines conducted by S&T and develop research capacity in other potential disciplines.

Initially, IRITS will focus on two research disciplines for strategic development – environmental science and advanced network technologies. Strategic directions in other disciplines will be identified through relevant research activities.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Is Burning Man Really that Bad for the Enviroment? (Videos)

Burning Man gets a lot of flack for its environmental impact, but the event may offset its carbon footprint with important cultural contributions that may help make the world greener. Burning Man 2015 is over and the almost 70,000 burners have left the playa in Nevada's remote Black Rock Desert. However, questions about the environmental impact of the event remain.

People come from all over the world to attend this counterculture event and while it functions under the banner of 'leave no trace', it would be wrong to say that it is "green." Many articles have made the point blatantly clear, burning man is bad for the environment. Whether due to the event itself or the carbon footprint associated with the travel to get there, burning man has a heavy footprint.LA Weekly reported that in 2015 Burning Man generated 45,493 tons of greenhouse gases. And on a per capita basis each burner generates twice the national average of GHGs. The Burning Man statue itself is doused with gasoline and generates more than 100 tons of GHGs.

Torrential Rainfall and Flooding in Japan Consistent with Climate Change (Video)

Eastern Japan has been inundated by widespread flooding when the Kinugawa River overflowed its banks. The flooding is due to unprecedented torrential rainfalls attributable to Typhoon Etau, which made landfall on Wednesday September 9. As many as 100,000 people were displaced by the flooding as military helicopters rescued residents from the top floors of their homes. An additional 800,000 people were told to evacuate as a precautionary measure.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Advancing Green Schools and Clean Technologies in California: An Interview with Green Technology’s Carl Smith

Carl Smith is focused on the development of editorial and educational content relating to public sector sustainability goals in California. He is also focused on the strategies, best practices and technologies that contribute to the attainment of these goals. For the past decade, Carl has been the Editor in Chief of Green Technology, a non-profit initiative designed to inform government sustainability efforts. Green Technology supports policy, research, education, and forward-looking relationships with industry and government to help build a green future. Green Technology also provides a forum for government officials to communicate with the cleantech sector.

Why We Must Divest from Fossil Fuels

A wealth of scientific data tells us that climate change is real, and that it is caused primarily by fossil fuels. Consequently, divestment is essential if we are to stop it from getting worse.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Six Types of Sustainability

Sustainability is an expansive concept that applies widely. Commonly, the definition of sustainability is narrowly defined particularly by entrepreneurs and some members of the business community.

Many focus on profitability, at the expense of the five other dimensions of sustainability. Profitability is only one of the three pillars of the so called three legged stool of sustainability (people, planet and profits).

While no one can deny the importance of profitability, some fail to recognize how the other elements of sustainability can also contribute to or detract from the bottom line.

Online Non-Credit Certificates in Sustainability Management (University of Colorado-Boulder)

The University of Colorado-Boulder offers non-credit certificates in sustainability management that can be pursued online. There are two interactive and practical sustainability programs, one focuses on business while the other focuses on the community. These certificates can help to drive sustainable change in either the private or public/nonprofit sector.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Summary of World Water Week: Events, Ideas and Stories

World Water Week was celebrated from August 23 to 28 in Stockholm Sweden.The theme for the 25th anniversary of the event was "Water for Development." More than 3,300 delegates assembled from 130 countries to explore solutions to some of the most urgent water and development challenges.

The problems associated with water are both pressing and ubiquitous with almost 2 billion people lacking access to safe drinking water, and 2.5 billion people who lack access to a proper toilet. Contaminated water kills roughly two million people around the world every year. By 2030, the global population is expected to reach 8.5 billion and the human race could face a 40 percent water shortfall.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Integrated Certificate in Sustainability (University of Utah)

The Integrated Certificate in Sustainability is designed to give students the breadth and depth of knowledge, skills, and critical and creative thinking to create a more sustainable future.

There are a number of good reasons to get an integrated Certificate in Sustainability from the University of Utah. This degree provides interdisciplinary skills that prepare students for a career in sustainability. It expands students understanding of sustainability issues so that they may become more informed and engaged citizens. Most importantly it helps to create professionals that are capable of analyzing and addressing a variety of sustainability problems.

Bonn Climate Talks Clear the Way for a Global Climate Deal at COP21

Despite a bevy of doubters we have never had more reason to hope that we will be able to secure a global climate deal at COP21 later this year. The optimism is due to concessions made by wealthy nations and the unprecedented clarity of the most recent climate talks. We now have the basis to negotiate an international agreement in December thanks to progress made at the tenth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP). These meetings took place in Bonn, Germany from August 31 to September 4, 2015.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Event - CEO and Business Leaders Summit 2015

Green World City Organisation will host the CEO and Business Leaders Summit 2015 on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 8:30 PM - Friday, November 20, 2015 at 4:00 PM (AEDT) in Sydney, NSW. This summit is a gathering of a global alliance of CEOs, senior executives and experts involved in creating advanced and sustainable projects worldwide.