Carrefour announced it is one of the founding partners of Solutions COP21

PARIS, 2014-7-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — As the world prepares for COP21 – the United Nations Climate Change Conference scheduled to be held in Paris in December 2015 – Solutions COP21 has created an original scheme for showcasing initiatives and solutions to do with climate.

It was launched on 9 July 2014, and Carrefour is one of its founding partners alongside a number of other private companies, such as IKEA, Veolia, Rexel, Schneider Electric, GDF Suez, Generali and Sofiprotéol, as well as a number of public organisations, such as ADEME, CNRS, IFRI, Global Compact (under the chairmanship of Brice Lalonde) and Climate Kic  (an innovation developed by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology).

Being part of this project is an opportunity for Carrefour to play a role in the success of COP21, alongside the private sector, other countries and civil society.

The chief aim of this platform for discussion and communication is to raise the general public’s awareness, intersect climate-related issues with those related to sustainable development and promote existing innovations and solutions for tackling climate change.

A number of key events over the next 18 months will highlight the initiatives that each of the founder members have developed and encourage discussion.
A web platform, a voice for innovations and solutions, will showcase Carrefour’s commitment to better energy efficiency – commitments which have involved the introduction of refrigeration units with closed doors, LED technology, initiatives to do with optimising goods transport, agro-ecology with our Carrefour quality lines and dries to protect our forests through our purchases of wood, paper, palm oil, etc.

Find out more by going to www.solutionscop21.org or on Twitter: @solutionscop21.