The WBCSD on Energy & Climate
The debate on energy and climate change has become more focused on energy than climate, a shift since the birth of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997. Now that many recognize that climate change is a real problem, concerns over access to energy and future energy infrastructure have come to the forefront. In fact, the link between energy and economic growth, poverty alleviation, environment and climate impacts is becoming increasingly visible.
The WBCSD’s Energy and Climate project started working on developing innovative ways for business to address global warming within a sustainable development framework in 1999. By devising practical mechanisms, measurement tools and market-based solutions, the project helps companies reduce the impact of their operations today. And it helps them prepare for a carbon-constrained future by exploring the energy frameworks, sources and technologies that will be needed tomorrow.
The WBCSD recognizes that energy and climate change are of high importance for today’s societies and a key challenge in the 21st century. To further strengthen its commitment, in 2005 it turned its Energy and Climate project into a main focus area in order to address these challenges more actively and to enhane its strong contribution to the debates on energy and climate change issues.
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