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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.
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
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1231 Conches, Geneva, Switzerland
Phone: +41 (22) 8393 170
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Carbon Tracking Market Set to Take Off
August 12, 2009 07:38 AM - , The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
A growing list of companies, from tiny start-ups to some of the world's biggest corporations, is investing in products that will help them cash in on a mad dash for businesses to track their carbon footprints. Giant software concerns Microsoft Corp and SAP AG along with U.S. manufacturer Johnson Controls Inc and UK-based carbon offset firm Camco International Ltd ,are among those piling into what is now a small but fast-growing market for tools to measure environmental impacts.
China starts building first 10-GW mega wind farm
August 11, 2009 08:17 AM - Reuters via, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
China started construction of the country' s first 10-gigawa wind power base in Jiuquan of northwest Gansu province on Saturday as Beijing seeks more clean power to fuel its fast economic growth.
Amazon deforestation speeds up: Brazil space agency
August 5, 2009 09:40 AM - AFP via, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest in June was four times more devastating than the month before, further depleting what is seen as one of the biggest buffers against global warming, official data revealed Tuesday.
Energy efficiency could save U.S. $600 billion -McKinsey
July 30, 2009 10:54 AM - Reuters via, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
The United States could save about $600 billion in energy costs by 2020 if it hiked annual efficiency spending about five-fold, business consultants McKinsey and Co said in a report on Wednesday.
Rich Nations Vulnerable to Water Disasters
July 30, 2009 10:30 AM - IPS via, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
The growing shortage of water - a perennial problem in the world's poorer nations - is expected to eventually reach the rich nations in the Western world.
EDF, First Solar to build French solar panel plant
July 27, 2009 08:54 AM - Reuters via, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
EDF Energies Nouvelles and U.S. solar panel maker First Solar Inc said on Thursday they will build France's largest solar panel manufacturing plant at an investment cost of $128 million.
EU sets new ecodesign rules for freezers, TVs
July 23, 2009 10:33 AM - Reuters via, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
The European Commission on Wednesday targeted industrial motors, television sets, refrigerators and other appliances with new eco-design rules aimed at improving energy efficiency.
400 billion euro plan to bring African solar energy to Europe
July 13, 2009 10:54 AM - AFP via, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Twelve European companies on Monday launched a 400-billion-euro (560-billion-dollar) initiative to set up huge solar farms in Africa and the Middle East to produce energy for Europe.
Obama against penalties on those not accepting pollution limits
June 29, 2009 11:18 AM - AFP via, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
US President Barack Obama on Sunday expressed his opposition to a provision in the clean energy bill that would impose trade penalties on countries that do not accept limits on global warming pollution, The New York Times reported late Sunday.
Australia's forests key to fighting global warming
June 16, 2009 09:29 AM - Reuters via , The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Ancient Australian forests are key to fighting climate change and contain the world's most dense carbon store, eclipsing tropical rainforests as efficient greenhouse gas absorbers, scientists said on Tuesday.