COP18: Taking action for a world that lasts
Siemens was actively involved in side events and thought leadership conferences that took place alongside COP18 (November 26 – December 7, 2012) in Doha, Qatar.
The COP18 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar, was an opportunity for high-ranking representatives from the community of nations to meet and discuss climate change solutions. Technology is one of the strongest forces for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and combating the negative consequences of climate change as global warming. And most of the technological solutions that hold the key to our success are already available today.
As a thought leader, Siemens took an active part in the U.N. Climate Change Conference COP18 in Qatar, with the aim of helping to reduce CO2 emissions. In 2012, Siemens green products and solutions helped our customers conserve 332 million metric tons of CO2 – we are contributing with our green technologies here and now!
COP18 – Sustainability in Action
Doha’s Tornado Tower, a landmark example of a Siemens Total Building Solution, was lit up in green using energy efficient LED lights for the duration of COP18.
Taking action for a world that lasts
In a world of climate change and limited fossil fuel resources, renewable sources are increasingly important. In the Middle East, there is a vast potential for renewable energy.Renewable energy
Smart energy use
Energy-efficient public transportation, intelligent traffic management, and electromobility can all contribute to significant energy savings in transportation.Smart energy use
Greater efficiency leads to a greater profit, while reducing emissions and saving resources.Industrial efficiency
The production of fossil fuels has played an important economic role in the region for decades, and there’s much to gain from efficient use of fossil resources.Fossil energy
Siemens is taking action for a world that lasts. Long-term partnerships, speaking engagements, best practice showcases and involving current and future influencers on the topic were part of the active participation of Siemens with COP18 in Qatar. To combat climate change, a sustainable energy system with a wide range of measures regarding sustainable generation, intelligent distribution, and efficient consumption is required. Solutions differ across regions, as do various forms of energy use and technologies. The Middle East is able to increase buildings‘ energy efficiency, increase efficiency of fossil power plants and make desalination plants more environmentally-friendly.
In Qatar and the wider Middle East, Siemens’ technology is already contributing to greater energy efficiency. And as a leader in climate protection technologies and green urban infrastructure, we are working around the world today to find enduring answers for the world of tomorrow – a sustainable future that balances the planet, people and profits.