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Sustainable Transport – Kapsch TrafficCom AG

Unlocking Mobility’s Potential How to Make Mobility Smarter and Cleaner   Alexander Lewald, Chief Technology Officer, Kapsch TrafficCom AG    By the end of 2015, most national governments had signed and ratified the Paris Agreement, which is designed to limit the effect of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on global warming. However, continued action is needed to guarantee

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‘Planet at a crossroads’: climate summit makes progress but leaves much to do

The world’s nations were confident they were making important progress in turning continued political commitment into real world action, as the global climate change summit in Bonn was drawing to a close on Friday. The UN talks were tasked with the vital, if unglamorous, task of converting the unprecedented global agreement sealed in

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Philips Lighting delivers one billion LED lights as part of Global Lighting Challenge

November 16, 2017 First company to break through the one billion LED milestone says it is on track to meet commitment of two billion LED lamps and luminaires ahead of 2020 target Savings realized equivalent to the energy generated by 30 medium-sized coal-fired power stations and CO2 emissions from 12

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Calls for Rapid Progress at COP23 as Ministers and Heads of State Arrive in Bonn

UN Climate Change News, 15 November 2017 - At the UN climate change conference in Bonn (COP23, to 17 November), COP23 President and Prime Minister of Fiji Frank Bainimarama called on governments to make swift progress on taking forward climate action and finalizing the rulebook of the Paris Agreement on Climate

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New National and Corporate Climate Action on Forests at COP23

Bonn, Nov 12 – New action from countries and corporations to cut emissions from forest use and establish sustainable forestry management featured at COP23 Forests Day on Sunday. Initiatives from Ecuador, Gabon, Walmart and Mars Inc were welcomed by delegates at the Forests Global Climate Action day at the UN Climate Change Conference in

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Industry Can Deliver Much of Paris with Closer Government Partnerships

Bonn, Nov 12 – Global industry is set to deliver much of the emissions reductions needed to achieve the Paris Agreement goal but closer national and international policy and implementation strategy partnerships together with governments will help business take further, faster action. This was one of the key messages today from business

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Alternative US group honouring Paris climate accord demands ‘seat at the table’

The United Nations should give a “seat at the table” to a powerful group of US states, cities, tribes and businesses that are committed to taking action on climate change, Michael Bloomberg has urged. In an apparent bid to circumvent US president Donald Trump’s moves to withdraw from the Paris accord, the billionaire

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Opening Speech by Patricia Espinosa at COP23

Welcome to Bonn, and welcome to this year’s United Nations Climate Change conference. Let me begin by thanking our COP 22 President from Morocco, Mr. Salaheddine Mezouar, for your leadership and service to the process. Your contribution is particularly important, as you took on the challenge to preside over the first Conference

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