The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is pleased to announce the appointments of Lakshmanan Rajasekar and Gilles Vermot-Desroches as new Vice-Chairs of the ICC Commission on Energy and Environment.
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Joining government representatives, scientists and other stakeholders in Santiago, Chile, ICC participated in the latest meeting of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) International Resource Panel which took place 26-30 May.
One important step in scaling-up energy efficiency investments globally is to create and increase demand through long-term enabling policies and incentives combined with related business models. It is not only the availability of finance.
ICC Secretary General Jean-Guy Carrier emphasized that trade and investment can serve as global accelerators of green growth provided that governments work cooperatively to establish the right frameworks for business to operate.
ICC hosted the “Creativity 4 Innovation Forum” on 13 June in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event brought together senior corporate executives, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, government officials, media and other stakeholder groups.
ICC last month presented the ICC Framework for Responsible Environmental Marketing Communication to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) International Workshop on Product Sustainability Information.
ICC green economy leaders advocated principles required for a transition towards a green economy at several ministerial roundtables in Nairobi, Kenya, to provide input to the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012.
Martina Bianchini, Director of EU Government Affairs and Public Policy for the Dow Chemical Company and Chair of the ICC Task Force on Green Economy, led ICC’s delegation to the 2011 UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Ministerial and Governing Council meetings.
As the world faced a rash of challenges needing global solutions − from food shortages to financial market turbulence − more than 100 leaders from business, government and non-governmental organizations convened in Paris today and yesterday for a climate change and resource efficiency forum.
ICC led a prominent business delegation to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 10th Special Session of the Governing Council/ Global Ministerial Environment Forum and Global Civil Society Forum.