The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) – a coalition of companies and associations from the energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy sectors – joins the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP 25) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) hosted by the government of Chile in Madrid, Spain to show how the progress of clean energy can power greater country ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase resilience through the transformation of the energy sector.
BCSE at COP 25 Resources
- Read more about BCSE's Views on Powering Impact at COP 25
- Case Studies: Clean Energy Solutions in Action
- BCSE COP 25 Delegation
- Download BCSE's Event Schedule at COP 25
- BCSE Media
BCSE Events at COP 25
Powering Results Across Sectors:
Energy, Buildings, Agriculture, Transportation
Friday, December 6, 11:30 – 13:00 CET
Room 2, Hall 4, UNFCCC Blue Zone
Watch the video of the side event.
Powering Climate Action through Public-Private Partnerships
Friday, December 6, 16:00 - 17:30 CET
US Climate Action Center at WWF Pavilion, Hall 6, UNFCCC Blue Zone
Watch the video of the side event.
Hosted by the Alliance to Save Energy, Business Council for Sustainable Energy and U.S. Green Building Council
December 9-10, Booth 25
BCSE Press Conference: Powering Impact: Clean Energy Solutions for COP 25
Monday, December 9, 16:00-16:30 CET
Press Conference Room 2, Mocha, Hall 4
Watch the video of the press conference.
BCSE in Action at COP 25
BCSE Statement on COP 25 Outcomes
December 15, 2019 | Lisa Jacobson, BCSE President, offered the following statement after the conclusion of COP 25:
"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.”
Read the full press release here.
UNFCCC Press Conference: Restoring Federal U.S. Leadership on Climate Change in 2020 and Beyond
UNFCCC Press Conference: Powering Climate Impact: Clean Energy Solutions for COP 25
BCSE Delegation Discusses Climate Action & Resilience with Six US States
US Climate Action Center Side Event: Driving Climate Action through Public-Private Partnerships
UNFCCC Side Event: Powering Results Across Sectors
75 CEOs and AFL-CIO Release Statement: United for the Paris Agreement
BCSE Signs on to IETA Paper on the Role of Article 6 and Impacts to Business
BCSE Leads US Business Delegation to COP 25
BCSE Member Climate Commitments
New Business Coalition Makes Advances in Bioeconomy
New global effort on climate change targets 3% increase in energy efficiency per year
- The right energy efficiency policies can achieve over 40 percent of the emissions cuts needed under the Paris Agreement, without requiring new technology
- The three percent target will save more than half a trillion dollars in household energy bills per year by 2040
Zero Carbon Buildings for All Initiative Launched at UN Climate Action Summit
- National and local leaders, to develop and implement policies to drive decarbonization of all new buildings by 2030 and all existing buildings by 2050
- Financial and industry partners, to provide expert input and commit $1 trillion of market action by 2030
Alliance to Save Energy Co-Launches the EP100 Cooling Challenge
Ingersoll Rand Makes Strides Towards 2030 Sustainability Commitment
- Customer Outcomes: Reducing customer carbon footprint by the equivalent of 1 gigaton of avoided CO2 emissions.
- Operations and Supply Chain: Achieve carbon neutrality, delivery zero waste to landfills, become net water positive, and achieve 10% absolute reduction in energy consumption.
- People: Achieve enhanced workforce diversity reflective of communities and achieve gender parity in leadership roles.
- Citizenship: Invest in community improvement and STEM workforce training and early education.
- Three Percent Club – Trane and Thermo King will improve operational energy efficiency (intensity) by 3% annually.
- RE100 – Trane and Thermo King have agreed to join the RE100 and set a 100% renewable electricity target for its entire global operations by 2040.
- EP100 – Trane and Thermo King have agreed to join the EP100 and have committed to doubling its energy productivity by 2035.
- U.N. Environment Cool Coalition – Trane has committed to make lower GWP alternatives available in all platforms globally by 2030.
Copper’s Role in Advancing Clean Energy, Efficient Buildings & Sustainable Transportation
Johnson Controls Expands Ambition Around Cooling, Efficiency
Mars Makes #PledgeForPlanet, Mobilizes Supply Chain
Schneider Electric's Contributions to a Net-Zero Carbon World
- Continued effort to deliver 2020 Climate targets (SSI) + commitments to factor quantified CO2 considerations in 100% of all its key managerial and strategic decisions;
- Accelerate commitment to carbon neutrality by 2025 in the company’s extended ecosystem;
- Net-Zero operational emissions (Scope 1+2) by 2030 as part of Science Based Targets and reducing end to end scope 3 emissions;
- The vision: Net-Zero supply chain by 2050.
Signify Shines Light on How To Achieve Climate Goals
CIG Initiative Tackles Sustainable Infrastructure Investment Gap
- Bangladesh: Two grid-tied solar power plants (total capacity 127 MWp);
- Chile: Northern Chile Solar Project, a captive 100 MWp solar power plant sited in an indigenous people’s community in the Atacama Desert to provide electricity to a copper mine and replace an existing fossil fuel power plant burning petcoke;
- Colombia: An Electric Bus Replacement program to substitute 500 EV Buses for 500 Diesel Buses in the public transit programs of medium and large cities;
- Egypt: A network of Dry Ports with electric rail link and two all-electric monorail lines that will add about 70 km to the public transit system of Cairo, Egypt and become part of Egypt’s sustainable mobility program;
- Jamaica: The Caymanas Special Economic Zone, a sustainable freight transit hub for the Caribbean region; and
- Kenya: The GDC Geothermal Power Project, a 100 MWe geothermal development utilizing an innovative financing mechanism.