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December 5, 2012

Top three green business groups unite against climate change

Three of the world’s largest energy and sustainability networks have joined forces within the Global Electricity Initiative (GEI) to support electrical utilities’ efforts to tackle climate change and improve energy access.

The World Energy Council (WEC), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP) are uniting in a new partnership announced on the sidelines of the COP18 meeting in Doha. This marks the first time the three global organizations have teamed up.

The initiative will identify, collect and analyze the early action taken worldwide by electricity utilities to enhance climate change mitigation and adaptation. Within the partnership, Philippe Joubert, Executive Chair of the GSEP, will lead the efforts to create a dialogue and knowledge platform for utilities to exchange and promote understanding in achieving energy access and climate goals.

The three organizations have a combined reach into all the regions of the world, covering more than 3,300 member businesses, including all leading electrical utilities covering 50 percent of the world’s electricity production.

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