Luc Bas - The Climate Group

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Luc Bas' presentation at the Climate Action Conference in Brussels, 25-27 October 2010

Topic: The role of business and regional governments in climate change talks
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Luc Bas - The Climate Group

  1. 1. • World’s first international NGO focused solely on the low carbon economy • Focus on building confidence in the ‘clean revolution’ amongst the world’s most influential leaders • Partnerships with multinational companies, cities and states to support leadership on climate policy and technology • Ninety staff, in the EU, USA, China, India, Australia, annual budget €12M • Independent with diverse, primarily philanthropic funding base – Foundations, Individuals, Companies, Governments ABOUT US What makes us unique?  Positive approach and focus on solutions  International reach & presence  High level network of some of the world’s most influential individuals & organizations  Communications expertise  Independent non-profit with strong business & government support
  2. 2. BUSINESS MEMBERS GOVERNMENT MEMBERS STRATEGIC PARTNERS GLOBAL ALLIANCE
  3. 3. 4 OUR GLOBAL ALLIANCE
  4. 4. CLEAN REVOLUTION (OUR OVER-ARCHING VISION & MISSION) INTERNATIONAL POLICY INTERNATIONAL FINANCE LED LIGHTING )CCS )ELECTRIC VEHICLES )ICT SOLAR PROGRAMMES COMPELLING VISION TRACKING THE 1,000 MULTIMEDIA MOBILIZING THE GLOBAL ALLIANCE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL OUR MEMBERS WIDER NETWORKS MARKET TRANSFORMATION THE EXCHANGE (TRACKING PROGRESS AGAINST THE VISION) DEMO/DEPLOY FINANCE/SCALE-UP POLICY & STANDARDS
  5. 5. Electric cars Sustainable mobility Sun power mart cities CLEAN REVOLUTION CAMPAIGN
  6. 6. • Bring technologies with large mitigation potential to commercial scale – Work with our network on fast-start deployment – Support development of standards and policy – Establish global trials in commercializing new technologies – Develop and disseminate templates to finance scale-up – Raise awareness and prove concepts 7 MARKET TRANSFORMATION
  7. 7. 8 Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps, combined with smart controls, can cut CO2 emissions from lighting 50-70% – The LightSavers programme is piloting LED street lighting products with a group of world cities – 10 cities including Toronto, New York, Calcutta, London, Tianjin, Guiyang – Unique global product trial, moving to financing and policy support for scale up – 1,000 Village Campaign (China) – bringing LED/solar lighting to rural areas around major Chinese cities through donated product from LED companies – Launched by Tony Blair and Jet Li in Guiyang, 2009 MARKET TRANSFORMATION: LED LIGHTING
  8. 8. MARKET TRANSFORMATION: SMART 2020 Smart 2020 • 2008 research by The Climate Group, Global e- Sustainability Initiative members & McKinsey &Co • ICT has the potential to reduce global CO2e emissions 15% by 2020 • Potential €600Bn market in cost savings Connected Urban Development Alliance • Demonstrate Smart2020 in reality • Platform for ICT companies to collaborate with cities on proof-of-concept projects, share performance data • 12 pilots established by Cisco and partner cities to date • Climate Group is secretariat, expanding to include other ICT companies – launch June 2010, Shanghai Expo
  9. 9. Smart 2020 Opportunities — Participation in smart city projects that will demonstrate smart buildings, adaptive LED Lighting, smart vehicle networks, smart grid, home energy information. — City / regional peer-to-peer networking — Profiling ’ leadership in case studies, reports and press outreach — Platform for meeting new solutions partners and accessing markets — Platform for meeting government partners and advancing policy discussions — Consistent reporting on impact and value of projects developed in cities and regions — Communications and outreach to showcase solutions — Support development of financing opportunities and policies that support market transformation
  10. 10. 28 October, 2010 11 Electric vehicles can generate emissions 55-60% lower than conventional vehicles even on the current power generation mix (Boston Consulting Group, 2009, based on Europe) EV20: Global EV policy and technology coalition – working group launched December 2009, Copenhagen - Chair HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco - Current members; Better Place , Deutsche Bank, Johnson Controls, Inc. PSA Peugeot Citroën, Smith Electric Vehicles, TNT, Basque Country, Principality of Monaco, New York State, Quebec, South Australia , Victoria - Supporting state & national policy development - Fast start – fleet procurement alliances - Understanding & building financial sector support - Expanding group through to December 2010 - Workshops in Shanghai, Munich and Silicon Valley with Ernst & Young - EV20 Officially launched of the at Climate Week NYC - Brussels EV financing event MARKET TRANSFORMATION: ELECTRIC VEHICLES
  11. 11. POLICY China’s Clean Revolution I & II (2008/9) Government policies are helping shape an energy saving market in China American Innovation (2010): Up to 100,000 new jobs from the wind turbine component, hybrid power train and advanced battery manufacturing sectors …in the US Midwest by 2015 The Effects of EU Climate Legislation on Business Competitiveness (2009)
  12. 12. EVENTS • CLIMATE WEEK NY˚C 2010 • 67 events in 2009 • +130 million media impressions • CLIMATE LEADERS SUMMIT 2010 • State & Regional Governments at the COP • SHANGHAI EXPO 2010 • ICT, Electric Vehicles, China’s Clean Revolution
  13. 13. Business coalition example Call for 30% reduction target in the EU Strong endorsement given to the 30% target by Denmark, France, Germany and the UK a win-win-win for Europe. numerous economic and social benefits will spur innovation and investment thus creating millions of new jobs in a low carbon economy maintain its leadership and competitiveness in the global low carbon economy estimated to be worth over €3.4 trillion and growing rapidly. ensure energy security through greater low carbon energy investments
  14. 14. Business call for 30% reduction target in the EU avoid high carbon ‘lock-in’ and the financial risk of needing to engineer a rapid shift away from stranded assets recession has made emissions cuts easier and cheaper but market incentives are required to spur action ‘Carbon leakage’ should be evaluated and concerns addressed based on real facts and data about competitiveness. 30 companies Acciona, Alstom, Asda Stores Ltd., Atkins, Barilla, BNP Paribas, BSkyB, Capgemini, Centrica, Climate Change Capital, Crédit Agricole, DHV Group, Elopak, Eneco Energie, F&C Asset Management, GE Energy, Johnson Controls, Kingfisher Group, Google, Marks and Spencer, Nike, Philips Lighting, SKAI Group of Companies, Standard Life, Swiss Re, Tryg, Thames Water, Unilever and Vodafone.
  15. 15. States and Regions Alliance Create practical and direct opportunities to showcase S&R - actions to the international community Exchange best practices amongst themselves, Gain better access to low carbon technologies, Overcome obstacles in the implementation of climate actions, Develop new partnerships with the business community and Foster stronger partnerships with national and municipal governments.
  16. 16. States and Regions Alliance Aragon Baden Württemberg Basque Country Bavaria British Columbia Brittany Burgenland California Carinthia Catalonia Connecticut Fatik Region Flanders Île de France Jamtland Maine Manitoba New Brunswick New South Wales Newfoundland and Labrador New York North Rhine Westphalia Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Poitou Charentes Prince Edward Island Quebec Quintana Roo Queensland Rhône Alpes São Paulo Saskatchewan Scotland South Holland South Australia Tuscany Upper Austria Vermont Victoria Wales Wallonia West-Australia Western Cape Wielkopolska Yukon
  17. 17. States and Regions responsibilities Set their own state and regional 2012, 2020 and 2050 greenhouse gas reduction targets. Introduced renewable portfolio standards and feed‐in tariffs. Enacted strict building and appliance efficiency codes and standards and implemented innovative efficiency programs for residential and commercial buildings. Invested in green procurement.
  18. 18. States and Regions responsibilities Enacted vehicle efficiency or tailpipe emissions standards, low carbon fuel standards and massively increased investments in public transport. Brought in sustainable urban, rural and forest protection land‐use policies. Established fiscal policies to expand the market for new low carbon technologies. Invested in partnerships between developed and developing country regions.
  19. 19. Elements of the Copenhagen and Paris Regions Declarations •Copenhagen 2009 • Low carbon technologies deployment • electric vehicles, LED lighting, renewable energy, carbon capture and storage, building efficiency, waste management and smart grids. • Supporting developing regions • 1 Billion trees by 2010
  20. 20. Elements of the Copenhagen and Paris Regions Declarations •Paris, Ile de France, March 4th 2010 • Put climate and energy truly at the heart of the ‘EU 2020 Strategy’ • Support an increased EU greenhouse gas reduction target • Binding EU energy saving targets to create new jobs and increase energy security • Incentivize private sector investment in European low carbon products, services and infrastructure •Support regional policies to deliver ambitious EU emissions reduction targets
  21. 21. Examples of Regional government action Sao Paulo State has legislated a 20% reduction target by 2020 Wales to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 3% per year from 2011 in areas of devolved competence, against a baseline of average emissions between 2006-10 North Rhine Westphalia is undertaking an initiative aiming to achieve a 20% reduction in overall primary energy consumption across the economy by 2020 compared to 2006 Bavaria has set the goal of doubling its primary energy consumption from renewables – from 8% to 16% - by 2020. Scotland’s Climate Bill includes a 42% cut in emissions and a goal of 50% total renewable energy generation by 2020. California AB 32 climate legislation as a landmark in the US
  22. 22. International Policy: COP16 Sectoral regional government commitments on EV’s, LED, Smart solutions — Engage wider group of stakeholders including TCG’s city, state & regions network --- Declaration of Cancun including sectoral commitments from policymakers — Content could include financing, technology sharing, and capacity building — Events & announcement at COP

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