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CLIMATE ACTION PROGRAMME

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  1. UNEP 2015 Climate Commitments of Subnational Actors and Business
    UNEP 2015 Climate Commitments of Subnational Actors and Business 24 Aug 2015

    Initiatives which catalyse climate action are now recognised increasingly as playing an important role in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and bridging the global emissions gap. The number and range of these initiatives is growing rapidly. There are several open questions about these initiatives at a global scale, including what contribution they can make to closing the emissions gap, but also what makes a successful initiative and how can this be replicated and scaled up. This paper focuses on the first of these questions

    Worldwide,Carbon Reduction
  2. Innovative climate finance products
    Innovative climate finance products 18 Jun 2015

    Tackling climate change requires going beyond traditional financing approaches and sources to meet the challenge at a global and grassroots level

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Energy
  3. Finance for climate action
    Finance for climate action 18 Jun 2015

    As the EU bank, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has put climate action at the top of its agenda. We have committed to invest at least 25% of our lending portfolio in low-carbon and climate-resilient growth. Our funding supports sustainable projects in over 160 countries and acts as a catalyst to mobilise private finance for climate action, encouraging others to match our long-term investment

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Transport
  4. How business can tackle deforestation
    How business can tackle deforestation 16 Oct 2014

    In the course of our work advising companies on sustainability strategy, risk and stakeholder relations, deforestation has progressively crept ever larger into view. The urgent imperative to save the world’s forests, the carbon they store and the people and biodiversity they sustain has, depressingly, been overlooked for decades.This Innovation Forum report sponsored by Robertsbridge contains key analysis from stakeholder voices on the issue.

    Worldwide,Agriculture,Carbon Reduction
  5. Open Data Center Alliance Proof of Concept: Carbon Footprint and Energy Efficiency Rev. 1.0
    Open Data Center Alliance Proof of Concept: Carbon Footprint and Energy Efficiency Rev. 1.0 10 Sep 2014

    The Carbon Footprint and Energy Efficiency proof of concept (this document) implements and extends the requirements introduced in the ODCA Carbon Footprint and Energy Efficiency usage model to a real-world computing environment, using test scenarios to demonstrate the techniques for measuring and assessing the carbon footprint of IT operations from the perspective of a data center operator, a cloud service provider, and a cloud subscriber

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy
  6. Microgrids as a solution to integrate renewable generation
    Microgrids as a solution to integrate renewable generation 9 Sep 2014

    Siemens white paper assesses how microgrids can be considered the building blocks of a Smart Grid or an alternative path to the “super grid” with the most important feature of a microgrid being its ability to separate and isolate itself from a utility’s distribution system during power system disturbances and blackouts

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy
  7. Sustainability and Energy Management in Retail Environments
    Sustainability and Energy Management in Retail Environments 19 Feb 2014

    This paper discusses how retailers can use a sustainability and energy management strategy to create brand loyalty, increase margins, mitigate risk, reduce impact on the environment and maintain competitiveness

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy
  8. Unlocking Energy Efficiency: Schneider Electric
    Unlocking Energy Efficiency: Schneider Electric 7 Feb 2014

    White paper explores every aspect of the use of electricity and its impact on the environment

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy
  9. The value of green HPC: Verne Global
    The value of green HPC: Verne Global 4 Dec 2013

    High-Performance Computing applications are being used by businesses to analyse large amounts of data and are leading to lower energy costs a green data center offers

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy
  10. Sustainable ICT in corporate organizations
    Sustainable ICT in corporate organizations 17 Jul 2013

    This document, part of the Toolkit on environmental sustainability for the ICT sector from ITU-T, focuses on the main sustainability issues that companies face in using ICT products and services in their own organizations across four main ICT areas: data centers, desktop infrastructure, telecommunications networks and broadcasting services.

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation

LIVE STREAM: SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION FORUM 2017 BONN, GERMANY

OUT NOW: CLIMATE ACTION 2017-18

Climate Action and UNEP are delighted to present the official Climate Action report for COP23, Bonn, Germany.

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