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The Building Sector’s continuous ‘Volkswagen’ Moment

14-10-2015 | Peter Graham | Global
Categories: Carbon Emissions Reduction Targets

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of catching up with one of the hero’s of the V.W. emissions scandal, Drew Kodjak, the Executive Director of the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). His team performed road tests on a small random sample of EU imported cars and found discrepancies. They reported them to State authorities, which ran more tests, found the same discrepancy, and then reported to the U.S. EPA. The process took about 18 months, and well, you probably know the rest of the story.

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“There is no Plan B”: Vision is as important as Ambition to tackle climate change

04-08-2015 | Peter Graham | Global
Categories: Carbon Emissions Reduction Targets

Have you seen President Obama's speech announcing the U.S. EPA Clean Power Plan?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4lTx56WBv0

The Clean Power Plan is a key element of the US’s contribution to climate action and the debate on the global agreement taking shape ahead of COP21 in Paris this December.  Beyond the content of the Plan itself, the rhetoric of Obama’s launch speech and the way he communicated the vision and role for his country is important for all leaders as we prepare for COP21.

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