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The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a CEO-led, global association of some 200 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development.

The Council provides a platform for companies to explore sustainable development, share knowledge, experiences and best practices, and to advocate business positions on these issues in a variety of forums, working with governments, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations.


Website: http://www.wbcsd.org/


Contact:

Thorsten Arndt
Manager, Communications
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
4, chemin de Conches
1231 Conches, Geneva, Switzerland
Phone: +41 (22) 8393 170
Fax: +41 (22) 8393 131
E-mail: arndt@wbcsd.org


New Market Study Finds Green Buildings Continue Impressive Growth

Green building activity has sustained impressive growth during 2009 amid a brutal construction market that has decimated other segments of the construction marketplace, according to the 2009 Green Building Market & Impact Report published by GreenerBuildings.com.

Business Execs Plan to Boost Clean-Tech Investments Next Year

Shrugging off concerns about the global recession, business executives plan to boost spending on renewable energy and clean technology next year, according to a new survey by the auditor and consultant Ernst & Young.

U.N. Climate Treaty May Need Year-Long Extension
November 6, 2009 03:30 PM - Gerard Wynn and Richard Cowan, Reuters, via , The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

A U.N. climate treaty may need an extra year beyond a December deadline to agree details, delegates at U.N. talks said on Thursday even as a U.S. Senate committee approved a carbon-capping bill. The Nov. 2-6 meeting of 175 nations in Spain, turned gloomy about salvaging a strong deal after two years of negotiations.

Clean Energy Legislation Will Boost US Manufacturing Jobs
November 5, 2009 10:21 AM - Ayesha Rascoe, Reuters, via, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

U.S. clean energy legislation could help create 850,000 manufacturing jobs around the country, a report from a group representing business and environmental interests said on Wednesday.

BP, GE to build 'clean coal' plant in Southern California
November 2, 2009 05:06 PM - Debra Kahn, Greenwire via, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Oil giants BP and General Electric Co. announced plans recently to collaborate on a 250-megawatt coal-fired power plant that would employ integrated gasification technology and carbon dioxide capture in Southern California.

Carbon Market Growth Stalls in 2009
October 28, 2009 10:26 AM - Point Carbon, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

The world carbon market will be worth $122 billion in 2009, just $3 billion higher than last year. The forecast, from UK research group New Energy Finance, marks a severe drop in growth amid the global economic downturn.

EU ministers plan to curb CO2 from planes, ships

European environment ministers agreed on a proposal on Wednesday to curb global emissions from planes and ships by 10 percent and 20 percent over the next decade in the fight against climate change.

Urban Mobility - It's Not Getting Better
October 1, 2009 10:39 AM - GLOBE-Net via, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

In 2007, congestion caused urban Americans to travel 4.2 billion hours more and to purchase an extra 2.8 billion gallons of fuel for a congestion cost of $87.2 billion - an increase of more than 50% over the previous decade.

China leads the pack in the race to go green-report
September 1, 2009 08:37 AM - GLOBE-Net via, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

China is taking advantage of the green technology revolution that the challenge of climate change provides, according to a new report launched recently by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair in Beijing.

Emissions Reduction Targets of Largest Companies Fail to Meet Scientific Standards
August 27, 2009 08:20 AM - SocialFunds.com via, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Report from the Carbon Disclosure Project analyzes emissions reduction targets of the world's 100 largest companies, and warns that targets are insufficient to meet scientific guidelines.

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