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Resolved! The USA Will Move Forward Despite the Administration's Cancellation of the Cop 21 -the Paris Accord

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (06.15.2017)
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"Resolute!" - The root of the word comes down to us from the ancient Latin, meaning (over many centuries) to decide on and stay with a course of action.  We're seeing that these days in the "resolve" of the US corporate community, in the resolute actions of many cities and municipalities, in the actions of a growing number of US states, and among institutional investors of all types, shapes and forms.

Big Minnesota Companies Among Paris Pact Supporters

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If President Trump withdraws the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, he will be moving against the wishes of some of Minnesota’s biggest companies.

“We would be incredibly disappointed if the U.S. decides to withdraw from the agreement to which our country had committed,” Cargill CEO David MacLennan said Wednesday in a statement to the Star Tribune. “Signing the accord means being a champion for U.S. economic growth and job creation. Caring about sustainability of the planet is not only the right thing to do for people and the environment, it is also good business.”

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.

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