Spire Was Invited to Participate in Climate Change Talks
In early November, Associate Consultant, Nour Bouhou, PhD, was invited by the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) to attend a symposium that was part of the 22nd session for the Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). COP22 is the supreme governing body at the UNFCCC and is focused on gathering and sharing information, implementing national and international strategies, and cooperating to be prepared to adapt to climate change effects. Specifically, Ms. Bouhou participated in “The International Symposium on Climate Changes: New Approaches, New Technologies, New Opportunities, Involvement of African Skills from Here and Elsewhere” on November 11th and 12th, 2016, in Marrakech (Morocco).
After her experience with COP22 and CCME, Ms. Bouhou says she now has a “robust understanding of how Spire can proactively tackle climate change at the corporate level”. Ms. Bouhou has helped develop Spire’s environmental initiatives and strategies, focusing on the goal of being a carbon neutral company by 2030. Along with Spire’s leadership team, Ms. Bouhou will now work to scale the major findings and educational tactics from the symposium to fit Spire’s needs and incorporate them to the strategic planning process for the coming years. Spire plans to increase energy efficiency and reduce consumption for all offices and employees, as well as promote environmental consciousness to clients, alliance partners, and industry organizations.
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