COP21: The Starting Point

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COP21: The Starting Point

World leaders are meeting in Paris this week to negotiate a global agreement on climate action, marking a new era of sustainability.
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Green Builder Media CEO, Sara Gutterman

Green Builder Media

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 9:15am

CAMPAIGN: Ethical and Sustainable Living

CONTENT: Blog

This week, the much anticipated COP 21 meetings are taking place in Paris. Leaders from 190 countries are in the process of negotiating an agreement to reduce emissions, adopt clean technology, and point us towards a sustainable future.

The momentum towards a low-carbon economy is now unstoppable, and it’s clear that the private sector will fill gaps where governments’ INDCs fall short to help countries reach carbon neutrality goals.

A large and growing coalition of businesses have pledged to take aggressive action, transforming their business models and adopting policies that reduce their emissions and resource use.

Earlier today, 18 countries (Austria, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, Senegal, Singapore, Sweden, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America) and over 60 organizations launched an unprecedented global alliance for buildings and construction to combat climate change, expediting the sector’s enormous potential to reduce emissions and increase climate resilience for cities and infrastructure.

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Keywords: Environment | COP21 | Climate Change Talks Paris | Green Builder Media | Sara Gutterman | climate action | sustainability

CAMPAIGN: Ethical and Sustainable Living

CONTENT: Blog

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