Promoting Environmental Governance in Morocco and Jordan
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The United States Department of State's Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs has funded the World Environment Center to promote environmental governance through improved practices and technologies in Morocco and Jordan.  The purpose of this initiative is to strengthen environmental governance that will lead to the adoption of improved environmental practices, technologies, and services, particularly in addressing air pollution, water and waste management challenges.  WEC has partnered with EDI Consulting in Morocco and Water and Environment Center/Cleaner Production Unit at the Royal Scientific Society in Jordan to provide their on-the-ground knowledge and support to achieve project objectives.
 
WEC and its local partners will create public-private partnerships involving priority sectors to address those environmental challenges, while fostering the use of U.S. environmental technologies.
Business Workshop on Implementing the SDGs
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WEC, DNV GL and nine global companies met on February 6, 2019 in a workshop in Munich/Germany to explore trends in the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to share best practices. While global trends are showing that the large majority of large corporations have prioritized the SDGs for their organization and find value in them, meaningful engagement on target-level is hardly established. This is concerning as none of the SDGs are on track to being met. 
 
The workshop revealed that companies have now understood that the SDGs provide an opportunity to take additional action beyond established corporate sustainability goals and that it is more promising to focus action on target-level than addressing one of the 17 Goals without differentiation. The discussion helped to share practical ideas about how business can best start the process of working with the SDGs and how focused collaboration can be achieved. You can read the event summary here!
2019 Gold Medal Award Recipient: Ingersoll Rand
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WEC is pleased to announce that its 35th annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development will be awarded to Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ingersoll Rand, Michael W. Lamach, will accept the Gold Medal Award on Thursday, May 16, 2019, during the Gold Medal Presentation Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Read the full press release here