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Sustainability Report from Jones Lang LaSalle Discusses Cancun Climate Summit, Greenprint Foundation Carbon Index, Renewables and Real Estate

Latest edition of online “Global Sustainability Perspectives” announces firm’s support of Cancun Communiqué

London, 28th October 2010 – A new report from Jones Lang LaSalle announces that CEO Colin Dyer has joined 1,000 other business leaders in signing the Cancun Communiqué on Climate Change, which sets out the case for action on climate change with renewed urgency.

“Countries and companies around the world need to address the role society plays in the emission of the greenhouse gases that accelerate climate change. Buildings are indirectly responsible for a large portion of greenhouse gases. As the leading global real estate services and investment management company, Jones Lang LaSalle has a responsibility -- and welcomes the opportunity -- to contribute to solving to this worldwide challenge.”
A more extensive discussion of the goals, progress and challenges of worldwide efforts to reduce CO2 emissions leading up to Cancun Climate Summit is featured in the latest edition of Jones Lang LaSalle’s online report, Global Sustainability Perspectives includes:
  • Interactive Health Monitor, which reveals country differences in carbon efficiency and sustainability indicators
  • Renewables and Real Estate: The New Partnership, which discusses the case for solar energy and the future of wind farms in the UK.
  • The Impact of Feed-in Tariffs Around the World, a synopsis of initiatives to increase renewable energy capacity in a dozen or more European countries.
  • Greenprint Foundation Announces Release of First Carbon Index, a summary of initial success in measuring and benchmarking the carbon footprint of 176 million square feet of property across 36 countries owned, controlled or managed by members of Greenprint Foundation, a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors and financial institutions.

Julie Hirigoyen, Head of Jones Lang LaSalle’s EMEA Energy and Sustainability (ESS) team, said: “As we transition towards a low carbon economy, the importance of clean technology solutions to the built environment gathers momentum. At Jones Lang LaSalle, we believe renewable energy can bring significant value to real estate owners and investors - by generating new income streams, future-proofing assets, and ensuring longer-term energy security. As we start the countdown to global climate change negotiations in Cancun, we also reflect on the fact that almost twelve months have elapsed since we launched our first GSP in the aftermath of similar discussions in Copenhagen."