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Press Releases from World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) (5 total)

Then and Now: Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the "Brundtland Report"

The WBCSD today issued its 2006 Annual Review, an overview of its activities, their benefits and their connection to the \"Brundtland Report\", which first defined the concept of sustainable development, 20 years on. Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland founded the World Commission on Environment and Development in 1983. In 1987, it produced its groundbreaking report, Our Common Future, often simply called \"The Brundtland Report\". The report defined sustainable development as forms

Tire Company CEOs Push Ahead with Global Research Program on Potential Environme …

Geneva, 12 February 2007 - The Chief Executives from leading tire companies in North America, Japan, Korea and Europe met 9 February 2007 in Los Angeles to review progress and set a forward-looking agenda for their global research program dealing with potential environmental and health impacts of their products. At their last meeting in Geneva in 2005, the companies funded an initial USD 1 million independent research program to examine

Global Assurance Group To Advance Mandate Of The Energy Efficiency In Buildings …

The EEB project, an initiative of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), announced today the formation of the EEB Assurance Group chaired by Klaus Töpfer, former United Nations Undersecretary General and former Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The group is composed of renowned environmental experts who have had experience working in business, government and the world of academia. Their mission is to validate the

WBCSD outlines key elements for future climate framework

Nairobi, 8 November 2006 - The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) will present to the Conference of the Parties to the Climate Change Convention (COP 12) possible options for action within a revised international framework to urgently address energy and climate challenges. The WBCSD calls on governments to create the predictable long-term framework conditions required for business to invest in a sustainable energy future. “Before business invests, it evaluates

Survey predicts private sector to play important role in solving climate change

Companies and business associations will be the most effective organizations in developing and implementing solutions to climate change, according to a recent survey. And such solutions are urgently needed: Experts doubt that the current progress on climate change will be fast enough to avert major, irreversible damage, and one third believe it is already too late. The survey, conducted by GlobeScan with the support of the COM+ Alliance, explored sustainability experts\' views

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