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US predicts Paris climate talks will benefit from lessons of past mistakes

US predicts Paris climate talks will benefit from lessons of past mistakes | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

White House officials say Obama is determined to take lead on climate change during talks set to begin on Monday with bilateral meeting with China.

Lessons from past failures will help push nations towards a robust climate change agreement that will push down greenhouse gas emissions, the White House has predicted.

The US has promised to take a leadership role during next week’s talks in Paris, with Barack Obama arriving on Sunday night for a number of high-level meetings designed to spur early momentum.

The UN talks start on Monday and will run until 11 December, with 138 heads of state expected to attend.

Obama will hold a bilateral meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping on Monday morning that will send a “strong message to the world of their shared commitment to combat climate change and see a strong agreement reached”, according to Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for strategic communications at the White House.

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A positive view on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, November 25, 2015 10:37 AM

“The stars are more aligned to reach agreement than I have ever seen before,” said Todd Stern, the US chief negotiator. “There is no comparison between Paris and Copenhagen in 2009. We have this opportunity, this moment. Countries are going to have to be willing to depart from some of their fixed positions to seek common good. We can get this done. We will get this done.”

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Richard Branson Hints At Electric Car From Virgin - Gas 2

Richard Branson Hints At Electric Car From Virgin - Gas 2 | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

How much weight can you place on a few words spoken in an unguarded moment during an informal press interview? If the speaker is billionaire Richard Branson, the answer is, “Quite a lot.”

Branson was in Miami last week to watch his Virgin Racing team compete in the 5th round of the Formula E championship. He happened to be speaking with a reporter from Bloomberg News who asked him what racing in Formula E might lead to. Branson replied with this unscripted, off hand remark (via Bloomberg):

“We have teams of people working on electric cars. So you never know. You may find Virgin competing with the Tesla in the car business as we do in the space business. We will see what happens.”

It’s true that Branson’s Virgin Galactic company is working hard on commercial space flight, as is Elon Musk’s SpaceX corporation. He’s also big into renewable energy these days. It’s not unusual for billionaires to compete fiercely with each other as a way of measuring their power, influence and manhood. Perhaps the irrepressible Branson is miffed that Musk is enjoying so much success in the car business with Tesla and just wants to divert the media attention his way a little bit.

Anything is possible, but one thing is for sure. If Richard Branson wants to jump into the car business, he has the means to do so. He is no stranger to challenges such as being the first man to travel around the world in a helium balloon. If he says “Do it!”, it will be done.

For the present season, Formula E rules do not allow any variations in motors, batteries, inverters. gearboxes or cooling systems. But starting next year, development of motors, inverters and gearboxes will be allowed and the following year, improved batteries will be permitted. So Branson and Virgin Racing will need to have some very talented engineers to remain competitive with the rest of the field. Could those same engineers be put to work on building a passenger car or two?

What do you think?

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Mercedes just announced that it will compete with Tesla with #electriccars, now Branson. Are we getting a breakthrough?

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Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy | McKinsey & Company

Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy | McKinsey & Company | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
Twelve emerging technologies—including the mobile Internet, autonomous vehicles, and advanced genomics—have the potential to truly reshape the world in which we live and work.
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Great report from McKinsey, 'Need to Know'!

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Filipina startup founder shares stage with Obama, Jack Ma

Filipina startup founder shares stage with Obama, Jack Ma | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Aisa Mijeno seizes the moment and tells US President Obama and Alibaba's Jack Ma that her company needs support.


MANILA, Philippines – She founded a local startup that provides alternative energy using salt water. On Wednesday, November 18, Aisa Mijeno, CEO of SALt (Sustainable Alternative Lighting) shared the stage with US President Barack Obama and world billionaire Jack Ma at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit.

In a last-minute change in the summit's program, Obama moderated a session after his speech on climate change.

He then asked 30-year-old Mijeno, an engineer and co-founder of SALt, "How can the public and private sector help entrepreneurs like you?" Mijeno replied: "We’re trying to mass-produce the lamps. We just need someone to fund us to get the project moving."

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#Billionaires and #Presidents can support small business initiatives in a big way. This Filipina #entrepreneur was able to seize the moment...

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The Sharing Economy Comes Of Age

The Sharing Economy Comes Of Age | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Talk about the new consumer values: transparency participation and collaboration. The LeWeb conference in London, which began with a theme of the "Collaborative Economy," should be a wake-up call to corporations, brands, and everyone in the advertising ecosystem. Your lives are about to change. The market has once again spoken, and if you think you've already been disrupted by social media, think again. You ain't seen nothing yet.

Loic Le Meur, LeWeb's cofounder, opened this year's event with a startling presentation on the Collaborative Economy, a new movement in which consumers, especially the highly coveted and targeted Millennials, have decided to share and rent rather than own things in a dramatic reversal of 50-year trends.


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eCOHOUSING.es's curator insight, June 8, 2013 1:10 PM

Compartir, intercambiar, prestar, regalar... una nueva forma de entender la economía está viendo la luz: la economía colaborativa. Más lógica, más sostenible, cambiará la forma en que producimos, valoramos y usamos los objetos.

Mark Cline Lucey's comment, June 17, 2013 2:28 PM
A recent issue of Yes! Magazine is completely dedicated to this exciting development. Check it out!