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Q&A: Schneider Electric Banking on Science, Smarter Cities to Power a Sustainable Future

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In the past few years, Schneider Electric — a global specialist in energy management and automation — has partnered with its customers around the world in various capacities to co-create smart solutions for a more sustainable future. It focuses its energy on prioritizing resource productivity and management, promoting energy efficiency and rethinking energy consumption. It has also adopted science-based emissions targets and helped its clients set their own.

8 Key Sustainability Trends to Watch Out for This Year

by Thomas Bardwell, Sustainability Consultant, Schneider Electric Energy and Sustainability Services
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Over the last 12 months, challenges around addressing sustainability issues have featured consistently in global headlines. Despite mixed political messages about our transition to a low-carbon future, the private sector has continued to drive sustainability up the business agenda; from Science Based Targets (SBTs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to increased investor scrutiny over Non-Financial Reporting. Here are eight key topics from around the world which will likely shape sustainability during 2018.

1. Rise of Non-Financial Reporting

Video | Can Agroforestry Propel Climate Commitments?

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The Paris Agreement, reached at COP21 in December 2015, aims to keep global temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are the main tool for defining countries’ contributions to the Agreement, and most developing country NDCs identified agroforestry as a key part of their climate strategy.

Schneider Electric VIDEO | Why Should Companies Attend Climate Conferences?

Watch the Interview with Our Sustainability SVP, About COP23 Main Take-aways
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“Schneider Electric’s participation in COP23 has become a tradition for many years. We are in these meetings to better understand stakes, especially for climate change, and to discuss with other stakeholders to find the right solutions.”
                                    
-- Gilles Vermot Desroches, Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Schneider Electric

Indonesia and Japan Committed to Realizing Low-Carbon Development

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At the recent climate-change conference in Bonn, Germany, ministers of the environment for both nations reiterated their commitment to create sustainable economic growth and low-carbon development.

Agroforestry to Meet the Paris Agreement

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In a groundbreaking—though long overdue—decision, national delegates at the Twenty-third Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 23), held 6–17 November 2017 in Bonn, Germany, agreed on a framework for addressing agriculture’s impact on climate. The framework includes assessing soil health, soil carbon and water management, nutrient use and manure management, and the impact of climate change on socio-economics and food security.

WBCSD's Panorama Podcast | The Legacy of Paris and Business at COP23

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This week, Panorama brings you to the COP23 climate conference in Bonn, where we sit down three experts at the event. Jennifer Austin, Policy Director at We Mean Business; Nicolas Beaumont, Senior Vice President for Sustainable Development and Mobility at Michelin; and Ed Cameron, senior climate advisor to WBCSD give their perspectives on progress of the Paris Agreement and the contribution of business at COP23.

WBCSD | Insider Perspective: COP23 in Bonn

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Thousands gathered in Bonn Germany for the 2017 climate negotiations under the Paris Agreement. This year’s COP23 was presided over by Fiji and helped shine a light on important aspects of climate resilience and adaptation that have not been as visible at previous COPs.

VIDEO | WWF & HP Discuss Climate Action at COP23

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As world leaders gathered in Bonn, Germany, for COP23, World Wildlife Fund's Sheila Bonini spoke with HP's David Eichberg about corporate climate action in the United States and beyond. HP is a proud member of WWF Climate Savers. Climate change is one of the most significant and urgent issues facing business and society today.

HP believes taking action to hold warming below 2 degrees Celsius and transition to a circular, low-carbon economy is not only our responsibility, it’s vital to the long-term success of our business.

Iconic U.S. Companies to Participate in a Business Showcase of Climate Action at COP23

The U.S. Climate Action Center at COP23 will host the first major international gathering of American business climate leaders since the announcement of We Are Still In
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WASHINGTON D.C., November 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Corporate leaders from iconic U.S. companies will explore their efforts to help decarbonize the American economy at the U.S. Business Showcase hosted in the U.S. Climate Action Center at COP23 in Bonn, Germany.

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