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Climate Action 2009-2010

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117 121 ClimSAT and the territorial approach to climate change Alain Retière, Coordinator, and Violaine Lepousez, Technical Assistant, ClimSAT Criteria: quantifying the benefits of new technologies SPECIAL FEATURE: T&D Europe 122 128 133 139 ENERGY The smart grid: powering a sustainable energy future Guido Bartels, Chair, Gridwise ® Alliance and General Manager, IBM Global Energy & Utilities Industry The cost of renewable energy: time to disprove the myths Dr Hermann Scheer, General Chairman of the World Council for Renewable Energy Energy efficiency: reclaiming America’s future Article taken from remarks by Barack Obama, President of the United States, June 29, 2009, on energy Judge nuclear on its merits Dr. H-Holger Rogner, Dr. Ferenc L. Toth & Alan McDonald, IAEA 144 Siting: an essential element of any nuclear programme that warrants early consideration SPECIAL FEATURE: Morgan Lewis CONTENTS 6 145 148 150 151 152 156 Shipping and climate change SPECIAL FEATURE: SEAaT The maritime climate challenge Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization (IMO) Metro de Madrid: addressing climate change SPECIAL FEATURE: Metro do Madrid TRANSPORT Greening European transport with sustainable biofuels Matthias Ruete, Director-General for Energy and Transport at the European Commission Eco-efficient aviation: a double value proposition at work SPECIAL FEATURE: EADS Jet engine technology: at the heart of aviation climate discussion SPECIAL FEATURE: Pratt & Whitney 159 ECOSYSTEM SERVICES Business, biodiversity and climate change: the multiple benefits of preserving life on earth Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity 166 Kimberly-Clark Professional pursuing environmental sustainability on a global scale SPECIAL FEATURE: Kimberly-Clark Professional 167 Integrity of forest climate projects: how forest certification can support sustainable development Andre Giacini de Freitas, Executive Director, and Stefan Salvador, Policy Manager, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) VISIT: WWW.CLIMATEACTIONPROGRAMME.ORG

170 174 176 180 182 184 ARAUCO: coping with the challenge of global warming SPECIAL FEATURE: Arauco Book&Claim: making sustainability commercially sustainable SPECIAL FEATURE: Book&Claim Climate action for water quality Sabrina Barker, Consultant, UNEP global environment monitoring system (GEMS/Water Programme) Desalination, an efficient solution SPECIAL FEATURE: Acuamed Averting the next global credit crunch: water Dr Mark Smith, Head of the IUCN Water Programme Climate change may be unavoidable, catastrophe is not inevitable SPECIAL FEATURE: Veolia Water 187 194 196 198 202 206 208 The world’s first carbon neutral, zero waste city: the tale of Masdar City Dr. Rashid Ahmad Bin-Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, United Arab Emirates New office facility at Gigiri, Nairobi Lova Andre’ Nilsson, UNEP Climate Neutral Strategy Officer, Sustainable United Nations (SUN) Grupo Hunosa: a new future SPECIAL FEATURE: Grupo Hunosa World Green Building Council and market transformation of the global building sector Tony Arnel, Chair, World Green Building Council Fact Sheet: Canada’s approach to climate change Environment Canada Addressing regional economic variations while meeting a national cap Pierre Sadik, Manager of Government Affairs, David Suzuki Foundation Stronger together: the university that is building a global network to tackle climate change SPECIAL FEATURE: University of Regina BUILT ENVIRONMENT REGIONAL FOCUS: CANADA CONTENTS 7 VISIT: WWW.CLIMATEACTIONPROGRAMME.ORG

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