About Act NOW: Act NOWis a new partnership aiming to enhance the knowledge of simple and environmentally friendly solutions that not only reduce the CO2-emission but also ensure profit due to lower energy consumption.
We have the technology to act – NOW
Many people still believe that the technological breakthroughs necessary to curb global warming lie somewhere in the future. But the reality is that we already have the technology to drastically reduce our energy consumption and CO2 emissions – NOW. The products and solutions exist, are easily installable and are often simple plug-and-play solutions. Act NOW is committed to making relevant decision-makers aware of this fact.
The organisations behind Act NOW include Grundfos, Copenhagen Municipality, Concito and the Climate Consortium. For more information, please visit www.actnow-movement.com.
About Carbon Disclosure Project: The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent not-for-profit organization providing a transformative global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage, and share climate change and water information. Over 3,700 companies across the world’s largest economies now measure and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and assessment of climate change risk and opportunity through CDP, in order that they can set reduction targets and make performance improvements. This data is gathered on behalf of 655 institutional investors, holding US$78 trillion in assets. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of self-reported climate change data. For more information visit: www.cdproject.net.
About Carbon War Room: The Carbon War Room is an independent, global, non-profit organisation, which harnesses the power of entrepreneurs to unlock gigaton-scale, market-driven solutions to climate change. Over 50% of the climate change challenge can be addressed today – and profitably – under existing policy and technology conditions. CWR seeks to accelerate the flow of capital to entrepreneurial climate solutions that make economic sense, right now. For more see www.carbonwarroom.com.
About The Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development: The Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1997, to promote the sustainable development among companies that are in Brazil. Gathering the biggest businesses groups, CEBDS is the Brazilian representative on the World Business Council for Sustainable Development network. First Brazilian institution to talk about sustainability using the triple bottom line approach, CEBDS is today a reference on the vanguard of sustainable development both for companies and government. It is recognized as business main representative in leading a revolutionary changing process: to transform a traditional economic model into a new paradigm. For more information, please visit www.cebds.org.br.
About ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability: ICLEI is a global membership association of about 1200 metropolises, cities, towns and urban regions representing over 570 million people in 74 countries, which have made a commitment to sustainable development. Our mission is to build and serve a worldwide movement of local governments to achieve tangible improvements in global sustainability with special focus on environmental conditions through cumulative local actions. ICLEI was founded in 1990 as the ‘International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives’. For further information, please visit: www.iclei.org.
About UNICA: The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) represents the top producers of sugar and ethanol in the country’s South-Central region, especially the state of Sao Paulo, which accounts for about 60% of the country’s sugarcane harvest and of total ethanol production. UNICA develops position papers, statistics and specific research in support of Brazil’s sugar, ethanol and bioelectricity sectors. In 2010, Brazil produced an estimated 620 million metric tonnes of sugarcane, which yielded 38.1 million tonnes of sugar and 27.4 billion litres of ethanol, making it the number-one sugarcane grower and sugar producer in the world, and the second-largest ethanol producer on the planet, behind the United States. For more information, please visit: www.unica.com.br
About the UN Foundation: The UN Foundation, a public charity, was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. The UN Foundation is an advocate for the UN and a platform for connecting people, ideas and resources to help the United Nations solve global problems. For more information, please visit: www.unfoundation.org
About Sustainable Energy for All: The Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative, which was launched in 2011, seeks to identify and mobilize action by all stakeholders in support of three interlinked global objectives by 2030:
- Ensuring universal access to modern energy services.
- Doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.
- Doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
To find out more, please visit: www.sustainableenergyforall.org.
About Virgin Unite: Virgin Unite connects people and entrepreneurial ideas to make change happen, revolutionize the way government, business and the social sector work together, and make business a force for good. With the publication of Richard Branson’s latest book, Screw Business as Usual, Virgin Unite launched a global effort among business leaders to promote a philosophy of putting people and planet at the center of business.