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WBCSD and WEF to scale up impact on pressing sustainable development issues

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Economic Forum (WEF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collectively mobilize action on urgent issues related to climate change, biodiversity, food systems, circular economy (including plastics), mobility and other environment- and social-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) issues. Peter

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Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) confirms: July 2019 temperatures on par with warmest month on record

Global average temperatures for the month were close to 1.2°C above the pre-industrial level as defined by the IPCC  The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts on behalf of the European Union, today announces record temperatures for July on a global level. July is

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Insider Perspective: Key takeaways from the 2019 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, the UN’s central platform for follow-up and review of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), took place at the UN headquarters in New York City from 9 to 18 July 2019. The event gathered some 2,000 representatives from UN member states, civil society,

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Pledging ongoing UN support during visit to cyclone-hit areas, Guterres praises resilience of Mozambicans

Determined children learning in classes without roofs, resilient women farming without tools or much land, and grateful people who survived a cyclone that destroyed their livelihoods; on his final day in Mozambique, UN chief António Guterres witnessed first-hand the inner strength and resilience of the storm-ravaged country's people. Mr. Guterres is in Mozambique to

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New roadmap to maximize the forest sector’s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

Eleven leading member companies from the Forest Solutions Group (FSG) of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have issued a Forest Sector SDG Roadmap today. Its aim is to maximize the sector’s contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and help unlock the business opportunities that present themselves on

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WBCSD and BluSmart announce an all-electric ride hailing demonstration service in Delhi

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), together with BluSmart, today announced an all-electric ride hailing demonstration service in Delhi. Beginning in June 2019 at key locations around Delhi, the app-based ride-hailing service aims to demonstrate the practicality and efficiency of switching mass transit users from vehicles with internal combustion

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Higher and Further Education Institutions across the globe declare Climate Emergency

Networks representing more than 7,000 higher and further education institutions from 6 continents have announced that they are declaring a Climate Emergency, and agreed to undertake a three-point plan to address the crisis through their work with students.  The three-point plan includes: 1. Committing to going carbon neutral by 2030 or 2050

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