Carbon War Room
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The Carbon War Room (CWR) is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) and think tank working on issues regarding market-based solutions to climate change. While its main offices are in London, New York City, and Washington, D.C., Carbon War Room also has associates around the world. It was founded by Virgin Group CEO Richard Branson and merged with the Rocky Mountain Institute in December 2014.
Founded by Richard Branson and founding CEO Jigar Shah in 2009, the Carbon War Room harnesses the power of entrepreneurs to implement market-driven solutions to climate change and create a post-carbon economy.
Its current president is José María Figueres, formerly the President of Costa Rica, and following its merger in December 2014 with the Rocky Mountain Institute the overall leader is Jules Kortenhorst [nl].
CWR has various initiatives in operation including shipping efficiency, green capital, renewable jet fuels and smart island economies.
The focus of CWR includes these major environmental areas: agriculture, energy supply, forestry, industry, buildings, transport, and waste management.
Ten Island Challenge
Launched in 2012 at Rio+20, the Ten Island Challenge is a project to move electrical generation on islands to sustainable sources of power instead of the diesel generators they currently depend on. The project gains its name from its initial goal of moving over ten islands and then expanding from there.
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