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Live from COP21: Optimism and Innovation Drive Climate Change Conference

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JLL’s Dan Probst and Sarah Nicholls are joining world leaders and experts from the private and public sectors at the United Nations climate conference – known as COP21 – in Paris. Check back daily for Dan and Sarah’s live updates throughout the conference.

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JLL’s Dan Probst and Sarah Nicholls attend the COP21 conference in Paris.

Our first full day in Paris for COP21 has been a beautiful one. The morning was a bit hectic as we navigated the logistics of getting to the site and through security. But even that couldn’t dampen the clear mood of optimism in the air knowing that a draft agreement has been reached. Now, the focus has shifted to gaining agreement from developing countries to help finance the initiatives necessary to affect change.

Sarah and I are attending various business events surrounding the official UN climate talks. We began by touring The Gallery, a showcase for new technology and products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the real estate, industrial and transportation sectors. One interesting product we saw was a packaged unit that maintains a continuous supply of electricity from intermittent renewable sources (such as wind and solar) though a combination of batteries and a hydrogen fuel cell. Apparently, this award-winning product caught the attention of Sir Richard Branson yesterday. Overall, the displays reinforced my belief that new technology will be a big part of the solution.… Read More

Live from COP21: JLL Participates in the Paris Conference on Climate Change

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JLL’s Dan Probst and Sarah Nicholls are joining world leaders and experts from the private and public sectors at the United Nations climate conference – known as COP21 – in Paris. Check back daily for Dan and Sarah’s live updates throughout the conference. 

ThinkstockPhotos-485873480This past week, leaders from around the globe started coming together in Paris to engage in meaningful climate change discussions. There has been a lot of hype surrounding these talks, known as COP21. There is also plenty of optimism because of the high probability of seeing a strong climate deal.

Next week, more experts from the public and private sectors will join the conversation. Myself and Sarah Nicholls, JLL’s Head of Global Corporate Sustainability, will be among those participating in discussions that will demonstrate that the business community is supportive of a climate treaty that will lead to real change.… Read More