The Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, convened by America’s Pledge Co-Chairs Mike Bloomberg and California Governor Jerry Brown, brought leaders together to create deeper worldwide commitments and accelerated action that can put the globe on track to prevent dangerous climate change and realize the historic Paris Agreement. The following is a round up of GCAS news.
Battery Research Project Will Support the Company’s Clean Energy Plan
KALAMAZOO, Mich., September 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy today ushered in a new technology on the campus of Western Michigan University, starting operation of a new large-scale battery that should store enough energy to power 1,000 homes at any time.
At the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, California, Bloomberg joined 20 other leading companies to announce the launch of the Step Up Declaration. This new alliance is dedicated to harnessing the power of emerging technologies to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across all economic sectors and ensure a climate turning point by 2020.
ATLANTA, September 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ — GreenBiz Group today named UPS as one of the 2018 “VERGE Vanguard Award honorees,” based on a global search for leaders who are accelerating an equitable transition to a clean power grid, a zero-emissions transportation system and the circular economy.
We’re proud to announce that General Motors has been included on this year’s Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, a global index long considered the gold standard for corporate sustainability. This is the fourth year we’ve made the North American Index as the only automaker and our second time appearing on the World Index.
Partner organizations launch first-of-its-kind global agenda, to demonstrate and accelerate investor-led action critical to achieving goals of the Paris Agreement
September 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Investor Agenda, launched this week at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, will support investors in accelerating and scaling-up the actions that are critical to tackling climate change and achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. Its launch also demonstrates the significant momentum already evident, with 392 investors with US $32 trillion in assets collectively under management, using The Investor Agenda to highlight climate action they are already taking and making new commitments1.
Investing in Society, CECP’s recently launched compendium of data, research, and case studies illustrates innovations in corporate efforts to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Divided into five sections – Priorities, Performance, People, Planet, and Policies – the collection of insights offers a far-reaching assessment of what leading companies are doing in each of the five focus areas.
Energy decentralization means customers can now produce their own energy, and we can go one step further to help them be sustainable, efficient and productive. Schneider Electric is innovating to help customers navigate the new energy landscape at the upcoming Innovation Summit Singapore.
Black & Veatch director of smart cities business development chosen for expertise in urban sustainability, innovation
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As an authority on urban sustainability, technology and innovation, Black & Veatch’s Steph Stoppenhagen valued the yearly “Meeting of the Minds” as a preeminent platform for ideas about how cities can do things smarter and better for their citizenry. Now, she’s getting the chance to make a broader imprint on that thought leadership and knowledge-sharing.