Addressing the General Assembly working group, ICC Government Affairs Manager Raoul Renard said: “We wish to thank you for the opportunity you have given business and other non-Party stakeholders to engage in this process. We firmly believe that inclusive multilateralism is needed to achieve our shared sustainable development goals, including in relation to the environment.”
Mr Renard outlined four ways that ICC is looking to work with governments in this context:
- Providing the business sector perspective as to the nature and content of a Global Pact
- Contributing to a clear, predictable and coherent legal and policy framework
- Accelerating ambition in both raising environmental standards and norms and strengthening their implementation
- Improving reporting obligations, implementation and enforcement of environmental regulation
Read the full ICC statement on the Global Pact for the Environment on our website.
At the first substantive session of the Ad Hoc Open Ended Working Group (AHWG) towards a #GlobalPactEnvironment (A/RES/72/277), in Nairobi @UNEnvironment today.
Raoul Renard on behalf of @iccwbo
Photo IISD/ENB – M. Muzurakis pic.twitter.com/zhmiXF8ZVA
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