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2014 is The Climate Group’s 10th anniversary year

Date
10 January 2014
2014 is The Climate Group’s 10th anniversary year

LONDON: This year The Climate Group is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a series of activities that highlight our past achievements, as well as drive forward our work to secure a thriving low carbon future for all.

Climate change is now back in the headlines following a series of extreme weather events around the world, as well as the stark findings of IPCC’s latest scientific reportsthe conclusion of which coincides with our 10th anniversary in April 2014.

And 2014 is a crucial year for the whole world. What we achieve this year will steer a positive outcome at next year’s COP21 in Paris, where a global climate deal could be agreed. Such a deal could help curb runaway climate change, which currently poses serious risks to our communities, business supply chains, harvests and security.

But these challenges present an unprecedented opportunity. The fast-growing clean energy and technology market has the potential to not only future-proof, but kick-start our stagnant economy. Today’s leaders and innovators must unlock a Clean Revolution that builds resilience, creates value and grows prosperity. And The Climate Group provides that opportunity.

Over the last decade, The Climate Group has led large-scale change through our events, partnerships, campaigns and transformative projects. You can see our top 10 achievements here.

Today, The Climate Group is an international coalition of some of the world’s most powerful leaders. You can read what our members say about us here.

While we are globally recognized for our impact on the climate debate, and respected as one of the world’s most influential non-profits, we are relatively small. Yet behind the scenes, The Climate Group has delivered some of the biggest successes in climate policy over the past 10 years, as well as persuaded some of the world’s biggest businesses to adopt major carbon reduction programs. 

Our membership is made up of over 100 major brands, sub-national governments and international institutions. The combined revenue of our corporate members is estimated to be in excess of US$1 trillion, while our regional government partners represent almost half a billion people. Together, the people and partners who make up The Climate Group are now delivering programs worth millions of dollars that are driving a new, clean industrial revolution.

Throughout 2014 we will be launching activities around the world to celebrate our 10 years of climate leadership and innovation, and call for urgent action to keep the momentum going to 2015.

And you can be part of our leadership and innovation legacy. If you are a business, sub-national government or organization that wants to help build a low carbon economy of opportunity and prosperity, join us.

Explore our 10 year highlights         What you say about us

You can also explore our story in this picture gallery and through the below infographic timeline. Click the dates to find out more.

Please help us celebrate by sharing the #10yearsof timeline on Twitter

timeline UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair, launches The Climate Group in London The pioneering Carbon Down, Profits Up first edition is released The book NorthSouthEastWest is launched and the exhibition tours the world for two years We help convene the C20: The World Cities Leadership Climate Change Summit We host the first Climate Leaders Summit HSBC becomes carbon neutral BSkyB joins The Climate Group - and goes carbon neutral Long Beach Climate and Energy Roundtable takes place with Prime Minister Tony Blair, Governor Schwarzenegger and 15 CEOs Californian Governor Schwarzenegger signs Climate Bill AB32 The Climate Group works with partners to develop the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) Together campaign launched in the UK The Climate Group convenes UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to meet business leaders at No. 10 Downing Street Our India office opens in New Delhi The Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) is officially launched Our China office opens in Beijing The Climate Group The Climate Group Twitter Breaking the Climate Deadlock initiative begins The Together campaign is launched in the US The influential SMART 2020: Enabling the Low Carbon Economy in the Information Age is published China's Clean Revolution report is published The Climate Group is a founding member of the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute Five major financial institutions sign our Climate Principles The Climate Group partners with major international airlines for our Aviation Global Deal Group Climate Week NYC is launched We publish Doing the Deal: Key Elements for a Copenhagen Climate Agreement as part of Breaking the Climate Deadlock LightSavers is launched in Hong Kong We hosted The Business Summit on Climate Leadership 2010 in Hong Kong LightSavers is introduced in Kolkata, India China Redesign is launched Delivering Low Carbon Growth: a Guide to China's 12th Five Year Plan is published Information Marketplaces: The New Economics of Cities is published Our 1,000 Village project is selected by the UN as one of 10 worldwide Lighthouse Projects of the UN's Momentum for Change at COP17 The results of our LightSavers global trials are published at Rio+20 The Climate Group launches the Clean Revolution campaign at Rio+20 We launch our new project, Shaping China's Climate Finance Policy The Climate Group launches Bijli - Clean Energy for All BT presents its carbon abatement program and methodology Net Good The fifth anniversary of Climate Week NYC The Climate Group The Climate Group Twitter

Please help us celebrate by sharing the #10yearsof timeline on Twitter

For more information about our anniversary activities contact Melanie Bradley: MBradley@theclimategroup.org.

See our top achievements here.

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