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Businesses & govts. announce commitments to increase clean energy at COP22

Author: Global Climate Action, Published on: 11 November 2016

"Energy Leaders Accelerate Climate Action," 11 Nov 2016

…[L]eaders from a wide range of sectors are coming together on Energy Day at…COP22…

Discussions and commitments made throughout the day will include: 

…RE100 and EP100 initiatives

  • Pre-launch commitments to “One for All” – a global campaign…that seeks to mobilize new forms of capital…to end energy poverty before 2030.
  • …Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Lighthouses Initiative…aimed at supporting islands in the transformation of their energy systems.
  • …Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) 
  • The remarkable renewable energy transformation of Morocco…

New announcements made on Energy Day include:

  • …The RE100 and EP100 initiatives are designed to work together to provide the least-cost decarbonisation pathway for business, and today three companies – Dalmia Cement, Philips Lighting and Swiss Re – become the first companies to be part of both campaigns…
  • Together, RE100 companies are collectively creating over 100TWh of demand for renewable electricity – more than enough to power Morocco three times over…
  • A new private-sector led initiative, the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA)…builds connections between corporate electricity demand and renewable energy supply…

 [Also refers to Facebook, Formula E, and Mars.]

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Related companies: Facebook Mars Philips (Royal Philips Electronics) Swiss Re