European Business Council for Sustainable Energy



e5 is promoting adopted life style and development of technology for turnaround of climate change

The business association European Business Council for Sustainable Energy (e5), founded in 1996, champions the future viability of the European economy. The abbreviation e5 stands for the five dimensions of a sustainable industrial society: e-conomy, e-fficiency, e-nvironment, e-nergy, and e-mployment.

As sustainability incubator, e5 identifies key factors for the future viability of markets, business models, technologies and economies and initiates pathbreaking pioneer projects. As an entrepreneurial vanguard initiative, e5 paves the way for innovative business models and advocates the interests of resource-efficient business in the political arena. As an internationally recognised dialogue platform, it advances knowledge exchange between business, science, civil society and policy-makers.

How can business contribute to the advancement of sustainable lifestyles? How can eco-innovation be accelerated? How can business assist in the endeavours of poor societies for resources-efficient economic development? How can business advance the commons sensitivity of the modern economy?

Lately e5 has been striving into the topic of scalable net carbon sinks. In the IPCC Special Report SR 1.5 of October 2018 almost all Scenarios to reach the 1.5-degree-Celsius-Goal need CDR (Carbon Dioxide Removal) in different forms. e5 is discussing those different CDR-Measures concerning Global Impact, Scalability, Economic Consequences, Sustainability and Implementation Chances and Risks according to SDGs.

In this context e5 has been supporting scientific articles about the use of new construction and building materials as a sustainable carbon sink, mentioned in the IPCC SR 1.5 in chapter, titled Substitution and Circularity: “ . . . Material substitution and CO2 storage options are under development, for example, the use of algae and renewable energy for carbon fibre production, which could become a net sink of CO2 (Arnold et al., 2018)“.

A well summarized abstract and direct link to the articles can be found in a press release dated 2018-11-13 of Technical University Munich (TUM).

Meet us at COP24 in Katowice on our booth in the official UNFCCC conference exhibition area, here our e5 COP24 TUM Press release