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Climate action: Commission teams up with businesses, environment groups and universities to promote climate solutions

European Commission
Press release
Brussels, 8 October 2012

Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, today launched a pan-European communication campaign in collaboration with more than 70 organisations from across Europe. Under the slogan "A world you like. With a climate you like" the campaign seeks to put practical solutions at the centre of the climate change debate and demonstrate how climate action can increase welfare and bring economic benefits to European citizens.

Across Europe there are abundant examples of intelligent, innovative climate solutions that reduce CO2 pollution while also improving people's quality of life. For example, Stockholm's central rail station converts the body heat of commuters into heat for a nearby office building, reducing not only emissions but also the building's energy bill by 20-25%. In Denmark, the Gedved school in Horsens saves €30,000 a year on energy thanks to solar power. The money saved is spent on improving education.

Such "win-win" solutions – where saving money, time and greenhouse gas emissions go hand in hand – are at the centre of the communication campaign launched by Commissioner Hedegaard at London's City Hall...


Source: Climate action: Commission teams up with businesses, environment groups and universities to promote climate solutions
Author: EU

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Date: 2012-10-08

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