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Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - December 2021

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has issued it's quarterly newsletter - Brightening Our Corner.

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has issued it's quarterly newsletter - Brightening Our Corner.

Our Collective Responsibility to Respond Effectively to the Climate Crisis

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On the heels of COP26, we’re reminded of our collective responsibility to respond effectively to the climate crisis.

Corporate Citizenship: Good for the Planet and Business, and Essential for Society

by Gilles Vermot Desroches
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I was fortunate enough to attend the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow in November — a key event as the world grapples with the urgent need to slow the pace of global warming.

There were high hopes, high expectations, a lot of skepticism, and many, many attendees.

Contrary to what one might expect from the headlines about government commitments, the flurry of debates was not just among national policy makers.

COP26 - Where to Go From Here

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Like so many others in the wake of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (or COP26 as we know it), I'm doing my best to digest the outcomes. 

The ‘should haves’ and ‘could haves’ need to be put on hold for now, in favour of facing the future head-on and focusing on what we can do to mitigate further damage to the planet. 

I attended COP26 in the first week with other Acre representatives and was honoured to be present at something so monumental and potentially transformative. But now in the aftermath, my feelings are mixed. 

The Climate Agenda Post COP26: a Conversation With Mark Carney, Mark Cutifani & Gail Klintworth

Join a 30 November webinar at 11am New York / 4pm London
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Join a special Nov 30 webinar: The Climate Agenda Post COP26 – a Conversation with Mark Carney, United Nations Special Envoy on Climate Action & Finance, Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive of Anglo American, and Gail Klintworth, Chair of the Shell Foundation. Moderated by GlobeScan CEO Chris Coulter, they will explore the environmental, social and governance implications for the climate agenda moving forward.

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Join a special Nov 30 webinar: The Climate Agenda Post COP26 – a Conversation with Mark Carney, United Nations Special Envoy on Climate Action & Finance, Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive of Anglo American, and Gail Klintworth, Chair of the Shell Foundation. Moderated by GlobeScan CEO Chris Coulter, they will explore the environmental, social and governance implications for the climate agenda moving forward.

Inside the Blue Zone, Part Two

WSP USA’s Tom Lewis explains why he sees accelerated action coming out of the United Nation’s COP26 climate change conference, which concluded on Nov. 12.
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The much-anticipated UN 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) global climate held Oct. 31-Nov. 12 in Glasgow, Scotland, came to an end with mixed reviews about the progress made.

I agree that we need work done more quickly on climate and with a greater commitment to inclusion of the most vulnerable and least heard; yet I was also highly encouraged by what I witnessed first-hand inside the event’s Blue Zone. Overall, it was a net positive for me.

COP26 'Missions' to Scale-up Cleantech

by Dulce Flores
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A cohort of governments from a variety of nations, including China, India, the UK, US and EU, are due to announce new plans today to accelerate investment in cleantech.

3M Advances Renewable Energy As One of the Founding Members of Global Alliance for Sustainable Energy

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- The goal of the Alliance is to take collective action towards the full sustainability of renewable energy.

- 3M joined the Alliance for engagements at the United Nations’ COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

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- The goal of the Alliance is to take collective action towards the full sustainability of renewable energy.

- 3M joined the Alliance for engagements at the United Nations’ COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

3 Key Takeaways From COP26 for the Private Sector

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Like the climate crisis itself, the headlines coming out of COP26 have been hard to ignore. For almost three decades, world governments have come together at COP to forge a global response to the climate emergency and find ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

I Went to COP26 to Speak Up for Africa's Youth. I Had Big Expectations, This Was the Reality.

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By Azeez Abubakar

Azeez Tobi Abubakar is a 23-year-old Nigerian climate activist and a member of the Global Citizen Fellowship Program, powered by BeyGOOD.

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