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On 3 and 4 September, in Paris, the 11th Convergences World Forum brought together 5,000 economic, political, associative and academic leaders from some 50 countries around the theme of "Make Society, Make Tomorrow".
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Between 26 and 31 August, World Water Week in Stockholm brings together 3,000 leaders from the public sector, private sector, multilateral organizations, civil society and academia on the theme of "Water, Ecosystems and Human Development" with a view to developing common solutions to the global water challenges. The event aims to identify solutions for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Veolia participated in several conferences and debates throughout the week.
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Veolia announced very strong 2018 half-year results this morning, marked by continued strong growth in business and an acceleration in EBITDA in the second quarter.
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Under this new contract, tied in with the French law on the energy transition, every year 185,000 metric tons of waste will be recovered in the form of energy in the Couëron Waste Treatment and Recovery Center (CVTD). Consequently 30,000 MWh of electricity (the annual consumption of 1,900 homes) and 75,000 MWh of heat (the annual consumption of 7,100 homes) will be produced. The heat from waste recovery will supply steam to the Nantes district heating network, as well as to an industrial site. The new contract will begin on 1 March 2019, for a period of 15 years.
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Organized by the United Nations between 9 and 18 July in New York, the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) evaluates the implementation of the agenda for the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year's theme is "transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies" and reviews progress on SDGs 6, 7, 11, 12, 15 and 17. Pierre Victoria, Veolia's Director of Sustainable Development, presented the Group’s contributions.
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Aurélien Cadiou, President of the Association Nationale des Apprentis de France (ANAF) and Antoine Frérot, Veolia Chairman and CEO, today signed a partnership agreement at the Group's headquarters in Aubervilliers. The goal is to promote communication on apprenticeships and help support apprentices in the Veolia Campus network.
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The Veolia Foundation is renewing its support for the Nanoé Développement association, which is experimenting with a new decentralized solar electrification model in Madagascar. The project relies on "nano-entrepreneurs" trained in the management of innovative "nano-grids". A revolution in the approach to access to energy in Africa.
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Bordeaux’s Metropolitan Council has chosen Veolia for its wastewater treatment and rainwater management. The 7-year public service contract will begin on 1 January, 2019. It covers the management of 6 waste water treatment plants and networks of 4,200 km, with a total treatment capacity for a population equivalent of 1.15 million inhabitants.
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This year the Rencontres Économiques event in Aix-en-Provence was on the theme of "world metamorphoses". From 6 to 8 July, it brought together 250 speakers from all over the world. Veolia Chairman and CEO Antoine Frérot was invited to Friday’s round table entitled "tomorrow, even more revolutions?". A look at the key points of his intervention.