ACT _ Sofia Workshop Pres 2

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ACT _ Sofia Workshop Pres 2

  1. 1. Why addressing the climate threat makes business sense<br />Richard Mason<br />ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat<br />
  2. 2. Why fighting the climate threat makes business sense<br />In order to achieve the ambitious EU emission reduction targets businesses in all sectors will have to change the way they produce, deliver and consume energy<br /> There are examples from all over the world, of businesses from all sectors already taking action to combat the effects of climate change<br />
  3. 3. It’s not just cooperatives<br /> This is not just about saving the planet <br /> it’s also about profit<br /> Why else would companies owned by shareholders be taking action?<br />
  4. 4. Focus on retailers<br />Important energy consumers<br />Influence on consumer purchasing <br />Engaging and educating customers<br />
  5. 5. The Co-operative Group 2008<br />99% of electricity sourced from renewables <br />15% from own renewable sources <br />25% energy reduction target by 2012<br />Packaging reduction<br />Carbon offset linked with a number of products<br />Campaigning with Friends of the Earth and WWF<br />Green Energy for Schools - £3m committed<br />Engagement with members, staff and customers<br />
  6. 6. Our customers opinions1 of top 3 priorities<br />
  7. 7. Direct greenhouse gas emissions 2003 - 2007<br />Energy Consumption: 43,185t CO2e<br />Refrigeration: 123,413t CO2e<br />Transport: 129,053t CO2e<br />
  8. 8. Recognition and business benefits<br />Energy efficiency programme to save £17m / year<br />Positive media coverage of £3m in 2007<br />Brand<br />
  9. 9. The others that think this is a good idea! <br />Wal-Mart, Carrefour, Tesco and Ikea to name a few.<br />Doing it for business benefits<br />In a declaration the retailers said they will cut energy use per square metre by at least 20 per cent by 2020 and &quot;work towards exceeding&quot; a proposed target on renewable energy. <br /> Welcomed by EU commission<br />
  10. 10. Marks and Spencer<br />
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  12. 12. Sainsbury’s<br />
  13. 13. Many energy efficiency initiatives 25% reduction by 2012<br />
  14. 14. Support for wind farms in Co-operative Group & others<br />
  15. 15. Internal Communications<br />
  16. 16. Membership magazine<br />Issue 3<br />Issue 2<br />Issue 1<br />
  17. 17. Informing and motivating <br />
  18. 18. Campaigning<br />
  19. 19. Housing Sector<br />Buildings represent 40% of GHG emissions<br />Offers the most affordable way to cut emissions<br />
  20. 20. Housing sector<br />Investments are largely offset by energy cost savings<br /> Efficiency measures in residential buildings offer better cost recovery than in commercial buildings.<br /> Social and co-operative housing account for 12% of Europe&apos;s residential housing stock.<br />
  21. 21. Cooperative Advantages<br />Most housing companies look for energy saving technology that pays for itself within 5 years.<br />Co-operatives, without the need to meet shareholder demands can take a longer term view.<br />
  22. 22. How can energy efficient housing become a reality?<br />The technology to hit global emission reduction targets of 50% by 2050 is already available<br />Many co-operatives are already significantly decreasing energy consumption to their advantage<br />
  23. 23. To talk about this is <br />Dr Hachmann of CECODAS<br />

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