Isabelle Kocher: “Affordable solar for all is our best option to tackle emission issues”

Isabelle Kocher: “Affordable solar for all is our best option to tackle emission issues”

Organized in conjunction with the Moroccan Business Confederation (CGEM), the French Business Confederation (MEDEF) and the Terrawatt Initiative, the first Solar@COP conference was held as a side event at COP22 in Marrakech on Tuesday, November 15. ENGIE CEO Isabelle Kocher was one of the industrial, political and financial leaders invited to speak on the subject of solar energy as a key solution in the fight against global warming.

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COP22: ENGIE is committed to climate and energy revolution

COP22: ENGIE is committed to climate and energy revolution

One year after the historic agreement reached in Paris at the COP21, Marrakech hosts the 22nd UN climate conference, from 7 to 18 November 2016. ENGIE is partner of COP22 and confirms its commitment against global warming and climate change.

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ENGIE recognized by CDP for its climate commitment

ENGIE recognized by CDP for its climate commitment

The Group has been included in the “A list” of international companies recognized by the British rating agency CDP as leaders in terms of their energy transition strategies. Engie CEO Isabelle Kocher considers flagship measures taken by the Group since 2015 to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

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Gérard Mestrallet's speech at Business & Climate Summit

Gérard Mestrallet’s speech at Business & Climate Summit

This is the second time the Business & Climate Summit has been held; it opened on June 28th in London, with Segolene Royal present. The Business & Climate Summit has emerged as the major get-together for the largest companies and international investors involved in the struggle against climate change. Gerard Mestrallet spoke in the final plenary session of the event, on the subject of climate policy, post-COP21.

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ENGIE leads the Terrawatt Initiative at the United Nations

ENGIE leads the Terrawatt Initiative at the United Nations

On November 30th 2015, President Hollande, Prime Minister Modi and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon formally announced one of the COP 21’s key initiatives: the International Solar Alliance (ISA). They called for one trillion dollars of investment in solar assets in 121 countries, via the Terrawatt Initiative. While the official signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement is held at the United Nations on April 22, a high-level roundtable of the ISA is organized to discuss the financing opportunities.

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On the way to COP22!

On the way to COP22!

As a private-sector stakeholder, ENGIE was consulted by the Assemblée Nationale of the French parliament in Paris as a contributor to the development of the country’s post-COP21 proposals. So what are the positions supported by the Group to put the goals of the climate agreement into practice?

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Business Dialogue: public-sector and private-sector partners prepare for the post-COP21 world

Business Dialogue: public-sector and private-sector partners prepare for the post-COP21 world

Chaired by Chairman and CEO Gérard Mestrallet, the Business Dialogue meeting issues ten practical recommendations to boost business involvement in combating global warming.

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The potential of solar is enormous: twenty times the level of global energy consumption

“The potential of solar is enormous: twenty times the level of global energy consumption”

ENGIE Deputy CEO and COO Isabelle Kocher explains the Group’s strategy: backing the energy sources of tomorrow and energy efficiency to establish itself as the global leader of the energy transition.

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The Paris Agreement: the pathway to the low carbon era?

The Paris Agreement: the pathway to the low carbon era?

France chaired the 21st UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) held in Paris between November 30 and December 11, 2015. COP21 delivered the first-ever binding international agreement on effective measures to counter the effects of climate change.

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ENGIE welcomes the historic agreement reached at the conclusion of COP21

ENGIE welcomes the historic agreement reached at the conclusion of COP21

ENGIE sees the Paris climate agreement as a roadmap for accelerating the energy transition worldwide. To mark the occasion, the Group is restating its own environmental targets for CO2 emissions reduction and the development of renewables.

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COP21: the conclusions of the climate agreement © COP PARIS/Flickr

COP21: the conclusions of the climate agreement

The Paris Agreement adopted on December 12 this year provides a framework for combating global warming worldwide, with the key objective of limiting the rise in global temperature to below 2°C. We explain the central conclusions of this historic agreement.

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