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COP21 Decisions Will Directly Affect the Sustainability of Our Planet

HP Inc. CEO, Dion Weisler, on why we need to take decisive action now
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"Decisive action to address climate change is required from all of us to create a healthier world that can support the lives and livelihoods of our current population and the generations to come."  ~ Dion Weisler​

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"Decisive action to address climate change is required from all of us to create a healthier world that can support the lives and livelihoods of our current population and the generations to come."  ~ Dion Weisler​

All Eyes on Paris: Sustaining Global Action Beyond COP21

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Adele's not the only voice you'll hear from "the other side" if you listen closely this week.

That other sound you'll hear – if you'll just pause Hello for one moment – is the buzz of thousands gathering across the pond, in Paris, for the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21).

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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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.

King County Makes a Bold Commitment to Living Buildings

The International Living Future Institute lauds the County’s efforts to combat climate change
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SEATTLE, December 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ - As part of a bold initiative to counter the effects of climate change, the King County Council recently voted unanimously to approve its new Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP), laying out a blueprint for concrete, actionable work in the realm of sustainability.

Cop Twenty What? – A “Dummies Guide” to the Paris Climate Talks

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“No conference has ever gathered so many leaders from so many countries ... but never before have the international stakes been so high” – French President Francois Hollande speaking at COP21.

With Help from Siemens, Copenhagen Will Meet 2025 Carbon Neutrality Target

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Copenhagen is on the path to meet its 2025 target for carbon neutrality. Siemens has been working with the City of Copenhagen to assess the benefits of implementing new technologies. Our City Performance Tool (CyPT) estimates the future impacts and identifies the best energy, transport and building technologies. Download the whole report here.

CEO Joe Kaeser Presents Siemens' CO2 Neutrality Initiative

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Siemens CEO and President, Joe Keaser explains how Siemens will realize their plan to reduce carbon emissions. Siemens remains hopeful that global policy makers will come to an agreement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.

Read more at www.siemens.com/about/sustainability/e

Brightening Our Corner - Fall 2015

Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 2015 Names Finalists. New Challenge Opens
Hundreds of innovators from around the world engaged in the 2015 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (BGDC) to improve our global food system by looking to nature for design solutions. Eight finalist team were announced September 30 before traveling to Austin, TX for a special Biomimicry Conference at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on October 4.

Ancient City, Young Again

by Justus Krüger
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China’s cities are undergoing structural rejuvenation. In the process, they are growing at an unparalleled rate. The country’s former capital, Nanjing, is a case in point.

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China’s cities are undergoing structural rejuvenation. In the process, they are growing at an unparalleled rate. The country’s former capital, Nanjing, is a case in point.

A New Kind of Olympics

by John Anderson Lanier
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So what would the Olympics look like in non-sports form? Let’s assume the whole world was willing to gather for some other purpose, sending official delegations, national leaders, support staff and even fans to one city for two weeks. What if that gathering captured the same spirit of hope and enthusiasm that permeates the Olympic Games? Perhaps the focus could even be something as ambitious as solving climate change. Can you imagine that?

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