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Newsletter October 2017

Aim Higher: How can business help achieve the 1.5°C ambition in the Paris Agreement?

Our new report highlights the crucial role of businesses in achieving a worldwide 1.5°C temperature reduction as outlined in the Paris Agreement, including a guide to the key steps in becoming a 1.5°C business.

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News & Viewpoints

£9.2 million Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator opens for applications

Speaking at the Carbon Trust Corporate Sustainability Summit yesterday at the London Stock Exchange, Climate Change Minister Claire Perry announced that the application process for the UK government's Department of Business, Energy and Industry Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator has now opened. This £9.2 million programme, managed by the Carbon Trust, will support industrial companies that want to implement innovative new energy efficiency technologies to boost their competitiveness and improve their operational efficiency.

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Business model innovation: making the leap in sustainable value creation

To meet the environmental and social challenges the world currently faces, innovation needs to go beyond just products and technologies: we need new business models.

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Why BT is raising the bar on climate action

How can a company like BT play its part in ensuring the ambition in the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5°C is realised? Viewpoint by Gabrielle Giner, Head of Sustainable Business Policy, BT.

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Carbon Trust response to latest CFD auction results

The Carbon Trust is delighted to see the latest CFD results and proud of the role the Offshore Wind Accelerator has played in making them possible.

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Volunteers needed for ground breaking research

Contribute to research to help bill payers and households understand their carbon emissions relating to their energy use.

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Case studies

Petaling Jaya - Low carbon strategy

Supporting the city of Petaling Jaya in Malaysia to design and implement a low carbon strategy

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British Embassy Brasilia - resource efficiency programme design

Identifying the multibillion dollar resource efficiency opportunity for Brazil's beef sector. We identified improvements that can be made throughout the entire industry - from ranching to retail - which can also enhance the efficiency, productivity and profitability of the sector.

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Energy storage insights for E.ON, SSE, Scottish Power, DECC & the Scottish Government

Building the case for investment into innovation in energy storage technologies.

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Swisscontact - accelerating industrial energy efficiency

We were asked to apply our industrial energy efficiency expertise by Swisscontact to support the Energy Efficient Clay Brick Project, a programme to improve energy efficiency across approximately 100 industrial clay brick manufacturing plants in South Africa.

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ABNT - product footprint certification

We worked with the Brazilian National Standards Organisation to create Latin America's first product, carbon and water footprinting and labelling scheme.

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Resources

Aim Higher: How can business help achieve the 1.5°C ambition in the Paris Agreement?

Our new report highlights the crucial role of businesses in achieving a worldwide 1.5°C temperature reduction as outlined in the Paris Agreement, including a guide to the key steps in becoming a 1.5°C business.

Read the report

SME Carbon Network

Join a community of over 2000 small and medium-sized businesses to discuss your strategy and challenges to reducing carbon emissions and improving resource efficiency. Login to share knowledge, exchange useful resources and find out about the support and funding available in your area, including the details of local energy efficiency workshops.

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Public Sector Carbon Network

Sign in to the Public Sector Carbon Network to discuss your carbon reduction and resource efficiency challenges and solutions with your Public Sector peers, find out about relevant upcoming events and job vacancies within the sector.

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Carbon Trust Events

Webinar: An Introduction to HVAC

Thursday 2 November 2017, Online
Webinar for smaller businesses interested in energy efficient Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) technology - ensure your business understands the opportunity, can build a robust business case and secure the finance to implement the project.

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Webinar: Achieving sustainable catering operations using the Green Kitchen Standard

Wednesday 8 November 2017, Online
Webinar on The Green Kitchen Standard and best practice guidelines in food provenance and environmental management in a catering operation.

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Webinar: Retail energy efficiency

Thursday 9 November 2017, Online
Webinar for retailers on the benefits of improved energy efficiency and support available for small and medium-sized enterprises, presented by an expert from the Technology and Delivery team at the Carbon Trust.

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Webinar: Energy Efficient Lighting

Thursday 16 November 2017, Online
Webinar for smaller businesses on energy efficient lighting technology - ensure your business understands the opportunity, can build a robust business case and secure the finance to implement the project.

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Webinar: What does science-based target setting mean for European companies?

Thursday 30 November 2017, Online
This webinar will focus on the importance of science-based targets, benefits and key considerations, and will provide insights from case studies.

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Low Carbon Cities Conference

22 February 2018, London, UK
The Carbon Trust's all new Low Carbon Cities Conference is built on the legacy over a decade of successful public sector conferences. These events brought together hundreds of senior decision makers and sustainability professionals from local government and other public sector organisations to share the latest insight, expertise and best practice.

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Other Events

Ethical Corporation's Responsible Supply Chain & Sustainability Reporting Summits

17-18 October 2017, Central London, UK

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BIREC: Brazil International Renewable Energy Congress

23-25 October 2017, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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5th Global District Energy Climate Awards

24-25 October 2017, Doha, Qatar

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Cleantech Venture Day

30-31 October 2017, London, UK

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Sustainable Brands Copenhagen

30 October - 1 November 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark
Enrich your brand through sustainability-led innovation that creates and scales positive impact, as well as business success. Redefining the Good Life. Save 20% off any pass type with our exclusive discount code.

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The 12th Annual Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation Conference 2017

14-15 November 2017, Gauteng, South Africa

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Universities & Healthcare Estates and Innovation 2017

14-15 November 2017, Birmingham, UK

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Food Matters Live 2017

21-23 November 2017, London, UK

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EMEX: The Energy Management Exhibition

22-23 November 2017, London, UK

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Future Energy Mines and Money

27-30 November 2017, London, UK

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The Economist Energy Summit 2017

28 November 2017, London, UK
After a challenging two years, are energy majors emerging in better shape? The Energy Summit 2017, will bring together industry majors, policymakers and independent experts, to debate and discuss the big topics affecting the industry today and in the years to come.

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Battery and Energy Storage Show

28-29 November 2017, Warwick, UK

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edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2018

24-25 January, London, UK

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