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Low Carbon Leader Awards

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12:00AM, 01 December 2005
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12:00AM, 01 December 2005
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To Be Confirmed
Low Carbon Leader Awards

The inaugural Low Carbon Leaders Awards, supported by The Climate Group, were presented on December 7th at a special ceremony at the COP11/MOP1 meeting in Montreal. The awards, which include recognition of emission reduction and leadership on climate change over the last ten years, were compiled with the research and analysis support of Innovest Strategic Value Advisors and the rankings are summarised in the December 2nd issue of BusinessWeek magazine.

The awards range from big business to the individual. They cover the great and the small, the local and the global. The Fortune 500 Company, DuPont has been recognised for its outstanding record on absolute greenhouse gas emissions reduction. It achieved an incredible 72% reduction between 1990 and 2003 and has saved $2 billion since 1990 by reducing its energy consumption.

Meanwhile, the small town of Woking in the UK beat off competition from many larger cities. Its award is in recognition of its staggering 40% reduction in energy consumption between 1990 and 2001 in municipal buildings. By 2004 Woking had reduced {CO2} emissions by 77% on 1990 levels and saved £5.4 million in municipal energy and water bills as a result.

"These awards are a clear recognition of how important leadership is in tackling climate change", said Dr Steve Howard of The Climate Group. "These are the best examples of companies, cities, states and individuals who have taken a dynamic and pro-active approach to the issue. They have seen that the solutions to climate change are possible, available and cost effective. Our global future will be driven by a low carbon economy, and those already embracing this future are reaping the benefits."

Press coverage of the awards:

London Leaders Lauded...

Top companies shine in climate stakes...

More accolades for fight against climate change...

Alcoa Recognized as a Top Green Company...

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To download The Climate Group's Low Carbon Leader: Canada publication click here.

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