The Climate Group - Programs
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Since: Oct 12
#1 Oct 24, 2013
We work internationally with our coalition of companies, states, regions, cities and public figures on innovative programs around the world. By delivering evidence of success through our pilots and programs, we are inspiring leadership and driving the transformative change that is needed for a clean revolution.
STATES AND REGIONS
State and regional governments have an exciting and important role to play in the transition to a low carbon future. The United Nations Development Program estimates that 50‐80% of actions required to implement a global deal happen at the sub-national level of government which has important competencies in the areas of generation, supply and distribution of electricity, the regulation of the built environment, waste management, transport and land‐use planning.
We're working to transform how we light our world. Lighting accounts for nearly 6% of global CO2 greenhouse gas emissions, or 1,900 million tons of CO2 per yearwhich is the equivalent of CO2 emissions from 70% of the worlds passenger vehicles. We can make a considerable dent in carbon emissions if we make lighting more energy efficient.
Our SMART 2020 report showed ICT could cut global emissions 15% by 2020, illustrating the big role that smart meters, smart grids, smart buildings and cities have to play in the Clean Revolution.ICT(1)235X235
Electric vehicles are a ready, viable and clear way to reduce emissions. For a start, they offer 70% energy-efficiency. The technology is ready. Now we must make the rapid transition to EVs.
CLIMATE SMART PRECINCTS
Starting in Australian cities, this initiative helps leading businesses and governments work with flagship urban precincts to test low carbon policies, technologies and new business models.
Our weekly Greenhouse Indicator for Australian States gives real-time information on the greenhouse gases produced from energy use. We currently track emissions from New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.
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