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National Grid and Businesses Urge President to Remain in Paris Agreement

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Major companies across the economy are urging President Trump to keep the United States in the Paris Agreement on climate change.

In a letter to the president organized by C2ES, more than a dozen companies say continued U.S. participation in the agreement would help them manage rising climate risks and compete in growing global clean energy markets.

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National Grid Applauds City of Boston on Climate Ready Boston Report

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Waltham, MA, December 9, 2016 /3BL Media/ -  National Grid applauds the recommendations of Mayor Marty Walsh and the Green Ribbon Commission for their meaningful and detailed report that addresses climate change for the City of Boston.

The Climate Ready Boston initiative features several components to address the challenges of climate change by 2030. Specifically, it includes updated climate projections for the City, a citywide climate vulnerability assessment, and recommended climate resiliency strategies.

Let’s Implement the Paris Agreement Before the Flood!

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Originally posted Huffington Post

By Michael Bloomberg, Anne Hidalgo, Eduardo Paes

Our cities are on the frontline of the climate change crisis. Rising sea levels threaten millions of citizens with flooding, while colder winters and hotter summers take their toll on the most vulnerable in our cities. The noxious emissions from vehicles passing through our city centres pollute the air that our children breathe.

Bacardi Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Half

More than a year early, the company reaches 50% GHG reduction target
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Hamilton, Bermuda, November 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ – With sustainability, small steps add up; however, Bacardi has forged ahead with giant leaps. The largest privately held spirits company cut its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity, worldwide, in half—more than a year earlier than its end of December 2017 target. This astounding 50% reduction in GHGs is equivalent to taking 15,000 cars off the road each year, reducing oil use by 165,000 barrels annually or installing 18 wind turbines.

Net Impact Announces the Winners of the Impact at Work Challenge

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October 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Net Impact has announced the winners of the 2016 Impact at Work Challenge: Climate Disruptors: Annie’s, Inc. and Baxter International; with honorable mention, Aspen Global Change Institute. Teams were asked to share their projects that made an impact on climate change over the past year with a panel of expert judges evaluating their efforts.

The Paris Effect: How the Paris Agreement is Driving Climate Action

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This past December, representatives from 195 nations gathered in Paris to negotiate an historic agreement to combat climate change and accelerate the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon future. After two weeks of negotiations, the nations unanimously agreed to adopt the international climate pact. On April 22, 2016, nations will again gather, this time at the United Nations headquarters in New York, to formally sign the Paris Agreement.

The world has already seen a significant shift towards stronger climate action, in the ensuing months since the adoption of the Agreement.

BNY Mellon President Karen Peetz on Financial Services’ Responsibility to Engage as Global Challenges Intensify

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As executive sponsor of BNY Mellon’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, president Karen B. Peetz sees the emergence of a new paradigm of CSR leadership. The power and potential for business to contribute solutions to large-scale social and environmental issues is unprecedented. We’ve excerpted part of her message from this year’s CSR Report below.

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