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Schneider Electric VIDEO: Aligning Sustainability Goals with Climate Science

by Emmanuel Lagarrigue
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A new movement has begun, with more than 300 companies coming together to lead the fight against climate change.

The need for a low-carbon future has become undeniable, a conclusion supported by the Paris Climate Agreement. The expansion of an unchanged energy system, with anything close to current levels of carbon-dioxide (CO2) intensity, would likely lead to global warming in excess of 4 degrees Celsius by the end of the century[1]— a crisis scientists agree would cause widespread and disastrous ecological problems.

Schneider Electric VIDEO: Accelerating the Energy Transition: 4 Dimensions for Progress

by Jean-Pascal Tricoire
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While the 2015 Paris Agreement was the theoretical call for action to limit worldwide temperature to well below 2 degrees, there is a need for implementing this call with concrete action.

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Schneider Electric WEBINAR | Help!! My Company Has Set Science-based Targets and Clean Energy Goals

Network links companies, renewables developers and cleantech providers, delivering the connections and market intelligence to speed transactions
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A further 150 European companies have agreed to set science-based targets for greenhouse gas emissions reduction, many of which will rely on renewable energy and other clean technologies to meet their goals. To help accelerate the pace, Schneider Electric today announced it’s expanding the reach of the New Energy Opportunities (NEO) Network™, a growing community of forward-thinking corporations committed to buying and developing renewable energy and cleantech around the world.

Schneider Electric Livestream: The Disruptive Power of Innovation

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Digitization has created unprecedented global connectivity — from corporate sites down to individual pieces of technology. Steve Wilhite, Senior Vice President at Schneider Electric, will discuss how this innovation disrupts the way organizations currently strategize their energy and sustainability programs. The event will be livestreamed from the company’s Energy & Sustainability Perspectives Summit, a gathering of more than 200 industry leaders.

Schneider Electric CEO: Regarding Climate, I Am Neither Optimistic Nor Pessimistic; I Am An Activist

Envisioning a sustainable future through innovation
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The big picture is clear. It is our corporate duty to fight climate change brought on by carbon emissions. But we are running against the clock and we must act now. As the Paris climate agreement maps out, we must limit global warming to 2°C above preindustrial levels.

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.

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