Welcoming the first potential elements of a new climate treaty negotiation text, ICC has underscored the need for clear policies and collaborative undertakings for business to scale up investments in climate solutions.
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ICC actively promoted enabling conditions to shift and scale-up investments in green infrastructure, and raised awareness of risk mitigation instruments during the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Lima, Peru.
An International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) delegation to COP20 climate change talks currently underway in Lima, Peru has called for a greater and more central role for the private sector to United Nations (UN) climate negotiations leading up to a global deal in Paris in 2015.
Leading experts explored innovative solutions to create an enabling framework for low emissions technology diffusion during the recent Business and Industry Non-Governmental Organization (BINGO) Business Day which took place during the 19th annual Conference of the parties (COP) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) currently taking place in Warsaw.
An ICC-led side event at last week’s United Nations Framework Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) in Bonn brought together leading experts to deliberate financial and economic instruments that can be used for environmental policy-making.
Throughout the two week climate conference in Doha, ICC highlighted business solutions that are addressing climate change. Many companies are reducing greenhouse gas emissions every day by deploying innovative technologies, processes, products, and services.
Global business has a strong presence at the 18th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar and hopes that additional momentum will be created to move forward on a new global climate deal.
ICC welcomes the agreement reached in Cancun during the United Nations climate change conference as a solid step forward towards the development of a robust post-2012 framework agreement.
There is huge support in the business community for government efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but the lack of progress towards a global framework and momentum in the negotiations poses a serious risk to that continuing interest and support.
On Sunday President Jacob Zuma will launch Durban Global Business Day at a reception dinner to be hosted by Cynthia Carroll, CEO, Anglo American. The fifth annual Global Business Day will address the business approach to meeting the climate change challenge.