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BCSE Statement on COP 25 Outcomes (December 15, 2019)

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December 15, 2019

Contact: Laura Tierney
Email: ltierney@bcse.org
Office: 202.785.0507

BCSE Statement on COP 25 Outcomes

The outcomes of the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP 25) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) were announced today.

BCSE President Lisa Jacobson offered the following statement:

"The failure of governments to reach agreement on key issues, including Article 6, at COP 25 makes the work of the private sector and sub-national actors even more essential.

"BCSE members are committed to action through a range of measures, including science-based targets, supply chain engagement to reduce emissions and investments in community resilience.

"Achieving the Paris Agreement commitments is a critical step to achieving the 2050 reductions that the scientific community says are needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Working with international processes, including the UNFCCC, will be important to attaining the level of ambition required globally.

"BCSE members will continue to work throughout the world to provide clean energy technologies, resources and services to communities and will also continue to urge U.S. national, state and local governments to adopt policies that will put the U.S. on the trajectory to meet the climate challenge.

“While COP 25 did not achieve all of its goals, political will is building and we expect future meetings to yield the results the world is waiting for.”

The BCSE led a delegation of clean energy private sector executives to the two-week conference, hosting a series of public and private events detailing how existing solutions can deliver emissions reductions and enhance resilience today, to learn more, please visit: www.bcse.org/cop25.

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BCSE is a coalition of companies and trade associations from the energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy sectors, and also includes investor-owned utilities, public power, independent power producers, project developers, equipment manufacturers, and environmental and energy market service providers. Established in 1992, the Council advocates for policies that expand the use of commercially-available clean energy technologies, products and services. For more information on the Council, please visit www.bcse.org and download Sustainable Energy in America Factbook 2019 edition for the latest industry information.

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