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WWF promotes SMEs fighting for climate change

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March 29, 2013 | COMMENTS ( 0 )

WWF promotes SMEs fighting for climate change

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), witnessing the increase of creative and energetic entrepreneurs working in the field of climate innovation, is now encouraging small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that are developing innovative technologies and processes which can contribute to fighting climate change.

WWF’s Climate Solvers programme recognizes climate innovations in key countries. As per a release by the WWF, WWF-India has announced its first selection of Climate Solver entrepreneurs under the Climate Solver Award 2012. The selection underscores both the benefit and opportunity for businesses to contribute to mitigate Greenhouse Gas and enhance energy access.

Ravi Singh, Secretary General & CEO, WWF India said, “With a platform like Climate Solver, we are hoping to provide simple and innovative solutions to counter the effects of climate change which can be scaled up over time”.

Singh added that, “Climate Solver looks to promote innovative low carbon technologies. In the first year itself, WWF-India received a number of entries from SMEs working across a range of climate change innovations, each of which was unique, intuitive, replicable and economically viable in its own way.”

Innovations that have a good business case can instill confidence for policy makers to increase ambition so that these innovations can grow and create more jobs. Investors, business and policy makers all need to play proactive roles for major commercialization of climate positive solutions carried by entrepreneurs, the release added.

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