The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 or CMP 11 is being held in Le Bourget, from 30th November until 11th December 2015. It will be the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The conference objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world.
Nations gathered to discuss a possible new global agreement on climate change, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the threat of dangerous warming due to human activities. Negotiators from 195 countries have been in discussion to reach a deal within two weeks aimed at reducing global carbon emissions and limiting global warming to 2C (3.6F). Present at the conference were world leaders including Barack Obama (United States President), David Cameron (Prime Minister for the United Kingdom), Angela Merkel (German Chancellor), François Hollande (President of France).
A global collaboration of energy research teams have identified the steps that need to be taken by 16 countries that are major emitters. The proposals all involve better energy efficiency, through smart buildings, power grids and transport. They rely on low-carbon power, such as wind, solar, nuclear, geothermal or hydroelectric. They entail eliminating carbon-based fuels: vehicles and planes must switch to electricity, hydrogen fuel cells or advanced bio-fuels; buildings and industry must swap heating oil for electricity and fuel cells.
As well as the political drive, many organisations and companies are also backing the climate change conference, one of which is Green Motion, the worlds first and only rent-a-car company that is based on an environmental strategy. The company which was founded by the British entrepreneur, Richard Lowden, in 2007 introduced radical new thinking to the global vehicle rental sector by simply changing the behaviour patterns of purchases (both leisure and business) from not just concentrating on price but actually thinking about the affects and impacts that their motoring connecting to vehicle rental has on the environment. Green Motion is the only car and van rental company to focus on providing vehicles with the latest in low emission and fuel efficient technologies while being sensitive to the environment and its own business operations including recycling, water usage and sustainability.
The founder of Green Motion Car Hire, Richard Lowden, said, "This is a momentous occasion in the history of our planet when the entire world comes together to tackle global warming, working as one the issue of climate change can be addressed." Lowden went on to say, "It is time for governments, their populations and businesses to truly accept the realities of climate change and redefine what we are doing as the human race."
To find out how you can play your part in reducing carbon emissions and helping reverse the effects of global climate change when hiring a vehicle, please visit greenmotion.com.