ICC addresses UN working group on the Global Pact for the Environment

  • 16 January 2019

At a substantive session of the United Nations’ (UN) General Assembly ad hoc working group on the Global Pact for the Environment in Nairobi, Kenya, ICC laid out its plans to work with governments to fill gaps in international environmental law.

Addressing the General Assembly working group, ICC Government Affairs Manager Raoul Renard said: “We wish to thank you for the opportunity you have given business and other non-Party stakeholders to engage in this process. We firmly believe that inclusive multilateralism is needed to achieve our shared sustainable development goals, including in relation to the environment.”

Mr Renard outlined four ways that ICC is looking to work with governments in this context:

  • Providing the business sector perspective as to the nature and content of a Global Pact
  • Contributing to a clear, predictable and coherent legal and policy framework
  • Accelerating ambition in both raising environmental standards and norms and strengthening their implementation
  • Improving reporting obligations, implementation and enforcement of environmental regulation

Read the full ICC statement on the Global Pact for the Environment on our website.

At the first substantive session of the Ad Hoc Open Ended Working Group (AHWG) towards a #GlobalPactEnvironment (A/RES/72/277), in Nairobi @UNEnvironment today.

Raoul Renard on behalf of @iccwbo

Photo IISD/ENB – M. Muzurakis pic.twitter.com/zhmiXF8ZVA

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