As part of its Earth Day 50th anniversary celebrations, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has launched an ambitious new climate action initiative – the ICC Carbon Council.
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The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) joined over 3,000 participants at the 50th edition of the World Economic Forum to strengthen environmental initiatives among the private sector.
In recognition of the significant and growing environmental impact of commercial air traffic, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Perlin, and AirCarbon have formed a partnership to facilitate carbon credit schemes to reduce worldwide aviation emissions.
The United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) high-level week took place from 23-27 September in New York, setting the global agenda on an array of global issues, from peace and security to sustainability and finance. Led by ICC Secretary General John W.H. Denton AO and ICC Chair Paul Polman, ICC was actively involved in a number of high-level meetings on financing, health coverage and small island developing states as the institutional representative of 45 million companies in over 100 countries.
In an overwhelming show of support from the global business community, more than 450 chambers across the world have joined the Chambers Climate Coalition in the first weeks after its launch.
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).
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.