Sustainable Development

Women honoured by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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To mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Vietnam Women Entrepreneurs Council organized a series of events in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and across the country to celebrate the successes of Vietnamese women entrepreneurs and recognize their contribution to the country’s development.

UN urges business to become more relevant in climate debate

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Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, challenged business to make itself more relevant to the international climate change debate and to offer clear products to address climate change, which he said business had so far failed to do, beyond a national level.

ICC encourages private sector investment to reduce emissions

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ICC hosted a side event on finance and climate change in Copenhagen to discuss concrete examples of the enabling frameworks needed to catalyze private sector investment in order to achieve deep long-term emissions reductions, including the reform and development of new market mechanisms.

ICC helping business representatives in Copenhagen

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With the largest business delegation ever seen at a UN climate change conference descending on Copenhagen over the next two weeks, ICC is hosting a number of events to help business representatives better understand UNFCCC processes and ICC’s special role at the conference.

ICC-Ifo poll shows economists see new opportunities in low carbon economies

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The vast majority of economists polled in a worldwide survey believe the transition to a low-carbon economy will bring about new opportunities for many businesses in their country, and think clear and transparent guidelines would help companies innovate and invest in technologies designed to meet the challenges of climate change.

Business calls on governments to reach climate change agreement

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ICC, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Energy Council (WEC) today called on government leaders to reach a climate change agreement in Copenhagen during final negotiations there in December on a post 2012 framework.

ICC calls on G8 to avoid economic nationalism

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The G8 summit should resist pressures to resort to economic nationalism and should further strengthen international cooperation to meet the challenges posed by the global recession, climate change and product counterfeiting, ICC urged Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi today.