Delta Shares its Ample Experience in Facilitating Sustainable Cities at the COP23 UN Climate Change Conference 2017 in Bonn
BONN, Germany — Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions and a long-term advocate for climate change action, was invited by ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability) for a speech in its side event during the COP23 UN Climate Change Conference. As the only corporation invited to the side event, Delta exchanged constructive views and practices with the cities of Toyama City, Ulan Bator, Shenzhen and New Taipei City, as well as the Asian Development Bank. During the event, which was overflowed with dozens of decision makers and climate experts, Ms. Shan-Shan Guo, executive director of the Delta Electronics Foundation, offered effective ways for the private sector to contribute in the development of sustainable cities while elaborating on Delta’s concrete achievements in enabling low-carbon buildings, transportation and energy infrastructure.
Ms. Shan-Shan Guo, executive director of the Delta Electronics Foundation, participated in ICLEI’s side event through a speech themed “How can the private sector help facilitate a sustainable city?” in which she remarked, “Delta has committed to carbon reduction in its operations and businesses. We have successfully established 25 green buildings globally with our energy-saving technologies, and further provide building automation, EV charging and smart LED street lighting solutions to facilitate sustainable cities across the world. At the COP23 side event exhibition area, Delta has also been granted permission to showcase its endeavours and accomplishments in nurturing green buildings, low-carbon mobility and environmental education to share Taiwanese companies’ experiences in sustainability with the world.”
Delta has attended the COP UN Climate Change Conferences for 11 consecutive years and once again promotes a more active role of the private sector in climate change at the conference. At the COP21 2015 UN Climate Change Conference, Delta’s chief executive officer, Mr. Ping Cheng, and Delta Electronics Foundation’s executive director, Ms. Shan-Shan Guo, were not only invited by the German Pavilion of COP21 to provide keynote speeches, but also led the company to share its green building experience through the “Delta Green Building Exhibition” held at the Grand Palais in Paris. The company subsequently replicated this exhibition in Beijing and Taipei last year. This past October, the City Government of Kaohsiung and ICLEI invited Delta to organize the exhibition, during the “EcoMobility World Festival 2017”, where Delta integrated the green building concept with low-carbon transportation. These exhibitions received more than 150,000 visitors in total, including prominent government officials, business leaders and decision makers.
The “Transformative local actions toward climate resilient and sustainable cities in East Asia” side event was hosted by ICLEI East Asia Secretariat’s Regional Director, Mr. Shu Zhu. The event focused on the key initiatives of East Asian cities and the collaboration between different sectors in tackling carbon emissions to help attain the Paris Agreement’s main goal of containing the rise in global temperature within 2 degrees Celsius.
Delta, founded in 1971, is a global leader in power and thermal management solutions and a major player in several product segments such as industrial automation, displays, and networking. Its mission statement, “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow,” focuses on addressing key environmental issues such as global climate change. As an energy-saving solutions provider with core competencies in power electronics and innovative research and development, Delta’s business domains include Power Electronics, Automation, and Infrastructure. Delta has 163 sales offices, 64 R&D centers and 39 manufacturing facilities worldwide.
Throughout its history, Delta has received many global awards and recognition for its business achievements, innovative technologies and dedication to corporate social responsibility. Since 2011, Delta has been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index (DJSI World) for 7 consecutive years. In 2016, Delta was selected out of 5,800 large companies by CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) for its Climate Change Leadership Level.