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Global Voices – IEC

  Tools for concrete outcomes    Frans Vreeswijk, General Secretary & CEO, IEC (www.iec.ch) This year’s G7 will address a number of important topics pertaining to greater equality and inclusiveness, security and sustainability. All of these will require concrete actions well beyond governance and regulation.   From understanding issues and identifying opportunities, it is a long and arduous way to delivering the solutions that will make a real difference on

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Sustainable Business – SOHAR

    Sohar Port and Freezone: In Harmony with the Ocean   Mr. Mark Geilenkirchen CEO, SOHAR Port and Freezone, Sultanate of Oman   The Sultanate of Oman has always had a very close relationship with water and the sea. On land, the scarcity for water forced its inhabitants do develop complex networks of Falaj water systems to transport the

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Ocean Protection – XL Group

    TIME TO ACT ON OCEAN RISK    Mike McGavick, Chief Executive Officer, XL Group Scientists tell us that the ocean is being transformed by emerging and intensifying climate threats at a rate faster than anything it has experienced in 65 million years. As one can imagine, with such accelerant change, the results could be transformational from multiple perspectives – including a

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Ocean Protection – Sky Group

  SKY’S MISSION TO RESCUE THE OCEAN    Interview with Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive Officer, Sky Group Plc As the world’s oceans are drowning in plastic, with a truckload deposited into the sea every minute, Jeremy Darroch, Sky Group’s CEO, speaks with CCTNE’s Elizabeth Renski about his ocean rescue leadership and Sky’s business transformation to eliminate single-use

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Canadian Business Showcase – Freightera

Canada’s Opportunity to Lead the Global Greening of Freight    Eric Beckwitt, Founder and CEO, Freightera    Public-private cooperation can accelerate the transition to low emission freight shipping globally, modeled on Freightera’s successful North American Lower Emission Freight Marketplace.  The North American Lower Emission Freight Marketplace, created by Freightera in cooperation with SmartWay and Natural Resources Canada, is an excellent example of why public-private cooperation can be so

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Energy Finance – EEEF

  Smart Cities - Intelligent Digital Transformational Change for a Stronger Climate Action?   PETER COVELIERS, Head of Group Corporate Programmes and Institutional Business Development, European Investment Fund LADA STRELNIKOVA, Lead Fund Manager European Energy Efficiency Fund, Director DWS (Deutsche Bank Group)   When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the climate theme for Canada’s 2018 G7 Presidency ‘Working together on climate

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Water Management – Deltares

Engineering for climate adaptation: a rethink is crucial    Jaap Kwadijk, Science Director, Deltares  I have been involved in climate change research my entire working life. But now, as a citizen of the Netherlands living in a river delta at only 20 cm (0.66ft) above sea level, I am starting to get worried for the very first time. Recent scientific publications have warned that the planet may be reacting much faster and more

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Green Chemistry – Braskem

  RENEWABLE AND ADVANCED MATERIALS AS A POWERFUL TOOL TO MITIGATE CLIMATE CHANGE   Mateus Schreiner Garcez Lopes, Global R&D Manager of Innovation of Renewable Technologies, Braskem We have always lived in a world full of uncertainties and concerns, however, current global interconnectivity also implies higher systemic risks linked to our failure to mitigate

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