Environment & Energy

Industry is a driver of innovation for global climate protection

Dr Kurt Bock, CEO BASF

The G20 Summit gets underway on Friday in Hamburg, Germany bringing together leaders of the world's largest economies. Expectations for the group to endorse an ambitious climate and energy action plan are high but in this guest blog for ICC, Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and CEO of BASF, and Chairman of the Business-20 (B20) Taskforce on Energy, Climate & Resource Efficiency says successful climate protection will only be possible through collective, global action.

What’s your company’s #GlobalGoal ?

ICC Global Goals Competition

In the run-up to the 2017 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), the United Nations central platform for reviewing implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, ICC is calling for companies to share examples of what they are doing to support the Sustainable Development Goals – known widely as the “Global Goals”.

3 ways to reduce climate change impact on oceans


The 2017 United Nations Ocean Conference took place earlier this month seeking to mobilize action for the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources.

UN Oceans Conference side-event showcases private sector solutions to worsening climate impacts

Oceans are under threat from climate change impacts

In what ways can the private sector fight climate change affecting our oceans? With climate change effects on the ocean having a growing impact on economies, food and water security, settlement patterns and human safety and security, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), is joining forces with the World Maritime University (WMU) and the Government of Sweden to host discussions on the role of the private sector in providing practical solutions to address the problem.

ICC reacts to US Paris Agreement withdrawal

ICC Piracy

The International Chamber of Commerce—the world’s largest business organization—has expressed deep concerns at reports that the United States may be set to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.

Six recommendations to combat climate change with market mechanisms

Environment claims

With the COP22 Conference on Climate Change currently underway, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has issued new recommendations to enhance the contribution of market mechanisms to speeding emissions reductions under the Paris Climate Agreement.

Climate Finance a Year after Paris: Driving Politics into Action

Paris Agreement

As the 22nd United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP22) takes place in Marrakech, Michael Wilkins of S&P Global Ratings discusses the progress climate finance has made since COP21 and what more can be achieved in this guest blog for the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Private sector action needed to realize ambition of Paris Agreement

Paris agreement

As the lead business representative to the United Nations (UN) climate talks, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) will be coordinating the annual Business and Industry Non-Governmental Organizations (BINGO) Day on 11 November at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech.