World Business Council for Sustainable Development says issues of water, energy & climate change should be tackled together

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20 April 2009

Link water, energy and climate change

Author: New Nation [Bangladesh]

Business leaders from some of the world's biggest companies recently called for water, energy and climate change to be linked in global negotiations…"Water is everybody's business. It is used to generate energy, and energy is used to provide water. Climate change will affect the use and availability of both. It is important that we get the policies right," said Bjorn Stigson, president of the WBCSD [World Business Council for Sustainable Development]…The WBCSD's Water Project brings together more than 60 companies…The broad representation reflects the knowledge that all businesses will face water challenges…The paper lists five important policy recommendations from business to climate negotiators and policy-makers. [also refers to Borealis]

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1 March 2009

[PDF] full report: Water, Energy and Climate Change: A contribution from the business community

Author: World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

This document is composed of four parts: 1. Key messages from business The rationale for linking water, energy and climate change issues 2. Policy directions... 3. Business implications in practice... 4. Facts in a nutshell... [refers to positive steps by: Abbott Laboratories, Ambuja Cements (part of Holcim Group), BC Hydro, Borealis, Borouge, BP, Dow Chemical, EDF Group, Eskom, Foster’s Brewing, GDF SUEZ, GHD, IBM, ITT, MeadWestvaco, Mondi (part of Anglo American), PepsiCo, Petro-Canada, Procter & Gamble, Rio Tinto, Shell, Sony, TEPCO, Veolia Water (part of Veolia Environment)]

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