Climate Action 4 To Launch At COP16

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  • (1888PressRelease) November 30, 2010 - The fourth edition of Climate Action with be officially launched next Friday in Cancun, Mexico during the 16th Conference of Parties (COP16) during a prestigious cocktail reception, hosted by Climate Action and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

    The 175-page publication contains in-depth and informative articles and features by esteemed authors from governments, intergovernmental organisations, civil society and the private sector. The publications offers insight into the pressing issues surrounding climate change and sustainability whilst presenting practical 'Actions' - steps that businesses and governments can take to reduce their carbon footprint and those companies leading the way in the fight against climate change.

    Contributing authors include:
    Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director, UNEP
    Daniel Kreeger, Co-founder of the Association of Climate Change Officers
    Greg Barker, Minister of State for Climate Change, UK
    Rudy Provoost, CEO of Philips Lighting
    Andrew Steer, Special Envoy for Climate Change, The World Bank
    Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway
    Izabella Teixeira, Minister of Environment for Brazil
    Anne Larilahti, Head of Sustainability, Nokia Siemens Network
    Marcelo Ebrand, Mayor of Mexico City
    James P Leape, Director General of World Wildlife Fund International

    The official book launch will take place Friday 3rd December during the Climate Action and UNEP cocktail reception at the Now Sapphire Riviera Hotel in Cancun, Mexico. Attendance by invitation only, the cocktail reception offers a unique opportunity for distinguished guests and COP16 delegates to network with Climate Action authors in a relaxed atmosphere. Pavan Suhkdev, Special Adviser and Head of the Green Economy Initiative of UNEP, will be the keynote speaker and open the event. Food and drink will be provided by Grupo Modelo.

    Grupo Modelo, brewers of Corona, the number one selling beer in Mexico and fourth best-selling beer in the world, are present in 167 countries and committed to addressing sustainability and the environment. "We are convinced that growth only makes sense when it is achieved on a sustainable basis. Grupo Modelo are always aware of the need to promote care for the environment and to make a positive contribution to society," states CEO Carlos Fernández González.

    Natureworks will be showcasing a gallery of Ingeo™ products around the theme of "Innovative, Sustainable Product Development for Everyday Use" during the reception.By developing sustainable product choices that are attractive to consumers and low in carbon footprint, NatureWorks and its partners are actively contributing to COP-16 and Climate Action's goals for sustainable development and carbon neutrality. All products featured in the Innovation Gallery are made from NatureWorks' Ingeo™ biopolymer - made from plants not oil. Products being featured will include, the s-bag® GREEN by Electrolux, , the Pritt Ecomfort Correction Roller by Henkel, "Nucycle" from NEC, Urara Personal Care packaging by Shiseido , Organic Multipack Cups by Stonyfield, cold drink cups by Avianca and Ecotainer™ cups by The Coca Cola company .

    For further information or to review a copy of Climate Action, please contact:
    Lisa Yazdabadi, Operations Manager
    lyazdabadi ( @ ) climateactionprogramme dot org

    About Climate Action
    Climate Action is a multimedia platform consisting of a website, newsletter and annual publication, produced in partnership with UNEP. It aims to encourage businesses and large organisations to reduce their carbon footprint, and puts forward the business case for climate change - namely, that environmentally responsible operations can also be profitable. It is produced by Green Media Ltd., which is part of the respected Henley Media Group.

    About NatureWorks
    NatureWorks LLC is a company dedicated to meeting the world's needs today without compromising the earth's ability to meet the needs of tomorrow. NatureWorks LLC is the first company to offer a family of commercially available, low-carbon footprint Ingeo biopolymers derived from 100 percent annually renewable resources with performance and economics that compete with oil-based plastics and fibers. For more information, visit

    Ingeo and the Ingeo logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of NatureWorks LLC in the USA and other countries.

    About Grupo Modelo
    Grupo Modelo, founded in 1925, is the leader in Mexico in beer production, distribution and marketing, with 63.3% of the total (domestic and export) market share, as of December 31, 2009. It has a total annual installed capacity in Mexico of 65 million hectoliters. Currently, it brews and distributes 13 brands, including Corona Extra, the number one Mexican beer sold in the world, Modelo Especial, Victoria, Pacífico and Negra Modelo. It exports six brands and is present in 167 countries.

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