CHARLOTTE, N.C., December 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) and its President & CEO today released the following statement in response to the outcomes of the United Nations COP 21 climate change conference.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, December 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak today added its name to the Paris Pledge for Action at COP21, reinforcing the company’s long-standing commitment to take the initiative in helping to tackle climate change.
A landmark accord. An historic breakthrough. An unprecedented game changer. Those are some of the terms being used to describe the outcome of COP21, and for once, hyperbole seems appropriate. For the first time, nearly every country in the world has signed on to a universal agreement that commits the global community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to address climate change.
By Ron Cotterman, Vice President of Sustainability, Sealed Air
The news out of Paris last week at the conclusion of COP21 signaled a global commitment to combat the warming of the planet by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. News headlines announced the end of fossil fuels and a shift to a renewable economy. While this is truly an historic moment, I asked myself “how can the average citizen contribute to these lofty goals?” The answer was right in front of me: reduce waste.
GRI was present in Paris to witness the intense negotiations leading up to what is now being hailed as the most historic agreement for the future of our planet. For the first time, every nation on Earth has committed to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions, to keep warming well below 2-degrees Celsius, and to pursue efforts to limit warming to 1.5-degrees Celsius.
December 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Ceres president Mindy Lubber, who spent eight days at the UN climate negotiations in Paris, heralded the final international agreement that was announced tonight at the Le Bourget.
by Hannah Scott, EMEA Sustainability Coordinator, at CBRE
This is it. We can see the finish line. How likely is it that the long-awaited legally binding, international deal on climate change will be delivered at COP21? Let us reflect on the past two weeks of the Paris climate talks.
A timeline of (key) conference headlines:
Day 1: Record breaking numbers in attendance, world leaders make motivational speeches, and Laurent Fabius is elected as president of COP21.
At press time for today’s COP21 Daily Dispatch—our last edition—ministers were in the midst of a 23-hour negotiation that is supposed to run through 6 p.m. CET this evening. Around the world, people are eagerly awaiting what is likely to be an historic Paris Agreement.