Johnson Controls International, has joined the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO) as one of its latest affiliate members under the Private Sector Platform underscoring the importance of private sector investments to advance the green economy through research and development, as well as collaboration with governments.
Tomas Brannemo, VP & President, Building Solutions, EMEALA, Johnson Controls, said “Leading bold change and collaborating on breakthrough projects and technologies is only possible when there is a platform for collaboration, and WGEO provides this platform as an international organization dedicated to facilitating partnerships. Johnson Controls shares these common values with WGEO. We have a strong commitment to promoting sustainable economic growth, social development, and environmental sustainability. It is clear to us that business plays a crucial role in the transition to a green economy by providing environmental benefits in conjunction with economic opportunities.”
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman of WGEO, said “The WGEO has always maintained its keenness towards enhancing the private sector’s involvement in finding sustainable solutions that contribute in supporting the global goals of the ‘Green Economy Agenda.”
” WGEO welcomes Johnson Controls strong commitment and participation to this global goal, while continuously leading many organizations in their quest to energy efficiency through its works. It sets a fine example to the world’s businesses that one can be driving growth while ensuring environmental sustainability through technology and innovation.” said HE Al Tayer.
From his side, Claude Allain, Vice president & General Manager Middle East & Africa, Johnson Controls, said “The opportunities of the green economy are so widespread across the globe they can be compared to the industrial revolution. However, investments to advance the green economy are required to scale it and Johnson Controls as a company plays an active role by investing in R&D, partnering with universities, and collaborating with local governments to ensure we have the talent and right regulatory framework for the green economy to thrive.”