ICC team delivers at UN climate talks

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ICC leaders and members stepped into the spotlight during a variety of events at the UN climate change conference this week, demonstrating ICC’s influential role as the business and industry focal point at the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC).

ICC disappointed by climate accord

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ICC acknowledges the agreement reached in Copenhagen as a step towards a global low-carbon economy, pending the clear expression of commitments and mitigation actions, but is disappointed that the international negotiation process did not deliver a clearer and more ambitious agreement.

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 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 optimistic progress can be made at Copenhagen climate summit

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With negotiations for a climate change convention reaching a critical moment, ICC believes progress can be made on an agreement that will include action by major emitters, support intellectual property rights, and keep all energy options open.

ICC provides strong business presence at Barcelona climate change meeting

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ICC provided a strong business presence at the last preparatory meeting before the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP15) in Copenhagen in December. Leading the delegation in Barcelona was Chair of the ICC Commission on Environment and Energy, Laurent Corbier.