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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Laura Tierney
EMAIL: ltierney@bcse.org

December 3, 2018                                                                                                                

 Industry Delegation to Promote American Clean Energy Solutions at U.N. Climate Change Conference

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) will lead a delegation of its industry members to the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

WHEN: December 3-14, 2018

WHERE: Katowice, Poland

WHY: The Council will participate in COP 24 to share the progress of the rapid transformation that is occurring in the energy sector in the United States and how clean energy is not only reducing emissions but improving the resilience of communities to withstand the impacts of a changing climate. 

The Council will advocate for governments to deliver a clear and transparent Rulebook at COP 24 that protects the integrity of the Paris Agreement and sets a common framework for action. Read more about the Council’s position and priorities for COP 24 in this brief Powering Action: Clean Energy Solutions for COP 24.

BCSE President Lisa Jacobson offers the following comment on the importance of COP 24:

“With the recent release of the National Climate Assessment in the U.S., the IPCC’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5  ̊C, and the first-ever gathering of sub-national actors at the Global Climate Action Summit, the call to action is even louder.  National governments must heed this urgent call and move collectively and quickly towards the implementation phase of the Paris Agreement. 

“From the perspective of the clean energy sector, with falling costs of technology and new sources of energy supply coming online, we are more prepared than ever to accelerate transformations not only across the energy sector, but also in transportation, industry, the built environment and across procurement and supply chains.”

BCSE EVENTS: BCSE will host several public events that will share US business experiences and discuss the key issues under consideration at the two-week conference. Information on the Council’s delegation, schedule of events and highlights of business members’ climate actions here: www.bcse.org/cop24

WATCH FOR: A BCSE press conference on December 7, from 5:30 -6:00 pm CET, in Press Conference Room Katowice, Area F and available via live-webcast or on demand at UNFCCC website.

CONTACT: For more information, or to connect with members of the BCSE delegation, please contact Laura Tierney (ltierney@bcse.org; 202.489.3436)

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