Business is stepping up climate action and a Paris Rulebook will give business the framework it needs to go further, says the International Chamber of Commerce, which represents business and industry at the 24th Conference of Parties (COP24).
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As the United Nations (UN) High-Level Political Forum takes place in New York, ICC Secretary General John W.H. Denton AO called on governments to step up their national climate plans by 2020.
The cement industry represents approximately 6% of global emissions.
As the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Focal Point for business and industry, ICC illustrated how business is playing a role as a key partner in achieving the global climate goals at a multistakeholder engagement session in Bonn last week.
ICC is pleased to announce the appointment of Justin Perrettson from Novozymes as the new Chair of the Commission on Environment and Energy—effective from 1 March 2018.
Private sector commitment to meet objectives of the Paris Agreement on climate change was put under the spotlight during a dedicated business and industry day (BINGO Day), which took place in Bonn, Germany, during the ongoing climate talks under the UNFCCC.