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03.11.15

The Road To Paris – Cop21

The most important global conference of the year in the environment and sustainability sector is fast approaching: the Paris Climate Conference, otherwise known as COP21.

The main objective of the Conference of Parties (COP) is to review the Convention’s implementation of a framework for action against climate change. The first COP took place in Berlin in 1995 and since then major milestones include COP3 where the Kyoto Protocol was adopted, COP11 where the Montreal Action Plan was produced and COP17 in Durban where the Green Climate Fund was created. The hopes of the industry ride high with COP21 in Paris. This year, there is the potential to create noticeable change for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations. The aim is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate change, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.

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30.09.15

Hive of activity at Low Carbon

We’re always busy bees at Low Carbon, but especially recently. We’ve just launched a new initiative to promote greater biodiversity in Cornwall, Dorset and Suffolk, with the help of UK honeybees.

Honeybee populations have halved in the UK over the last two decades, according to research by the University of Reading, with climate change, mites, pesticides and disorders, contributing to this.

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14.09.15

Low Carbon shortlisted for two Solar Power Portal Awards

We’re feeling rather chuffed at Low Carbon, having been shortlisted for two awards at this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards. Our work on the Berwick Solar Park has been nominated in the Ground-mount >5MW category, with our partnership with Land Rover BAR also making the cut for the rooftop < 250KW shortlist.

We are fully committed to working on projects and engaging with  new partners to mitigate the negative effects of climate change. We partnered with Land Rover BAR to lead the way in sustainability in sport and to bring the Americas Cup home. Powering the team’s headquarters with roof-mounted solar panels, it has a capacity of 114KW- producing enough clean energy to power more than 40 homes and save in excess of 60 tonnes of C02 annually.

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07.09.15

Resilient investments for a low carbon future

Helene Winch, investment specialist at Low Carbon shares her thoughts on divestment and why the finance community should look to make more responsible investments for a low carbon future.

It’s hard to ignore the widespread, global attention that the divestment movement is generating. Bill Gates, Rockefeller Foundation and the Norwegian government are a few of the high-profile individuals and institutions openly supporting divesting from fossil fuels. Such positive action can only help in combatting the negative effects of climate change.

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