BOND is backed
A British energy company is calling on the business sector to help increasingly industrialised countries in the developing world to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases.E.ON UK says it would like to share its expertise on keeping down carbon emissions by backing the British Council's BOND scheme by offering work placements to professionals from India and China under the British Council's BOND scheme.
The British Overseas Industrial Placement Scheme (BOND) does exactly what it says on the tin, inviting our trading partners to send staff to study good practice and tried-and-tested technology and procedures.
More placements from the energy sector would allow business and governments to work together in international efforts to reduce climate change, says E.ON, which has pledged to take on four placements to work on its renewables or energy consultancy.
"We're delighted to be able to back this scheme and to share our low carbon technology expertise with colleagues from across the globe," said Dr Paul Golby, the company's chief executive.
"We consider the threat of climate change to be real and urgent and, by taking part in schemes such as this, we are showing our commitment to helping the fight against global warming.
"It may well be that, ten years down the line, we'll be sending our staff to the developing world to find out about their strategies."
Sir David Green, director general of the British Council, said: "The BOND scheme transfers skills and expertise to leading professionals in the developing world at the same time as helping British business achieve success internationally.
"The British Council is delighted that E.ON UK will be contributing their expertise on renewable energy which, in this era of climate change, must now be seen as one of the key technologies of the future."
By Sam Bond