Industrial Development

Event: Climate Solutions 2013 [viewed]

World Climate Ltd and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) are collaborating to provide a complementary series of activities over two days, alongside the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to create a business platform for debate and action. Day 1 – World Climate Summit on The Road to Paris – will focus on providing key public and private sector solutions and a business process to complement the agreement reached in Paris. Key drivers discussed will include finance enabling, energy transformation, sustainable innovation and public-private partnerships (PPPs). Day 2, the World Business Council on Sustainable Development's (WBCSD) Business Day on Climate Solutions in Action will focus on business ideas that contribute to closing the ambition gap and longer-term solutions, and the convergence of activities and agendas, which will be critical for a successful agreement in Paris 2015. World Climate Ltd. is a global multistakeholder strategic marketing and advocacy platform for the green economy, working in partnership with leading global organizations, media and Fortune 500 companies. WBCSD is a CEO-led organization of companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment.  

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World Energy Council Offers Ten-Point Agenda for Change [viewed]

world-energy-congress15 October 2013: The World Energy Council (WEC) has released a ten-point action plan and detailed guide to creating a framework to help governments, industry and key decision makers to address the inter-related challenges of energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability.

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OECD Report Analyzes Carbon Pricing and Climate Policies [viewed]

OECD9 October 2013: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a policy paper, titled 'Climate and carbon: Aligning prices and policies,' which contains lessons learned from OECD analysis on carbon pricing and climate policies. The report recommends that governments gradually phase-out fossil fuel emissions and provide consistent signals to consumers, producers and investors.

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UN Secretary-General Calls for Greater Financial Investment in Climate Change [viewed]

idfc13 October 2013: Addressing the annual meeting of the International Development Finance Club in Washington D.C, US, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for greater financial investment in climate change and stressed the role of the private sector. 

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AfDB Launches Green Bond Programme for Financing Climate Solutions [viewed]

AfDB11 October 2013: The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched its inaugural Green Bond, which aims to provide funding for low-carbon and climate-resilient projects, focusing on, inter alia, programmes for sustainable energy and resilient landscapes. It furthers AfDB's aim to increase the use of public-private partnerships to meet development challenges.

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Pre-COP 19 Meeting Focuses on Business Involvement, 2015 Agreement, Loss and Damage [viewed]

cop1910 October 2013: Over three days, 40 ministers and their representatives, UNFCCC Secretariat officials, the Co-chairs of Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP), the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and, for the first time, representatives of the business sector, gathered in Warsaw to present their views and discuss a number of issues ahead of the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the UNFCCC.

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DESA Launches Prototype Global Sustainable Development Report [viewed]

DESA24 September 2013: The Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) launched the Executive Summary of the prototype Global Sustainable Development Report, 'Building the Common Future We Want,' at the inaugural session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).

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UNGA Debate Addresses Post-2015 Priorities [viewed]

United Nations25 September 2013: On the second day of the 68th UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-level Debate, leaders highlighted post-2015 agenda priorities, including recognizing the relationship between peace and development, tackling inequalities, ensuring human rights, and addressing climate change and water and sanitation.

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Global Compact Leaders Endorse New Architecture for Business Engagement [viewed]

Global Compact20 September 2013: At the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2013, held on the theme 'Architects of a Better World,' over 1,000 corporate executives endorsed a new architecture for business engagement aimed at scaling up corporate actions to advance UN goals.

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OECD Examines Competitiveness and Carbon Leakage Impacts in a Multiple Carbon Market Setting [viewed]

OECD19 September 2013: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released an Environment Working Paper titled 'Addressing Competitiveness and Carbon Leakage Impacts Arising from Multiple Carbon Markets - A Modelling Assessment,' which examines the macroeconomic and sectoral competitiveness and carbon leakage impacts associated with a range of mitigation policy scenarios.

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