Climate change

ICC hails historic climate deal

  • 12 December 2015
Paris Agreement

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) —the world’s largest business organization—has responded to the adoption of a new global climate agreement at the conclusion of COP21.

John Danilovich, Secretary General, said:

“This is a truly historic moment in our shared efforts to meet the climate challenge. Business has consistently called for a robust and ambitious deal at COP21 and governments have delivered just that. We congratulate UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Christiana Figueres, and French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, for their stewardship of the COP21 talks through to a successful and conclusion. 

“This agreement will give business and investors the long-term certainty needed to scale up innovation and investment in climate solutions. The path to a low-carbon economy is now firmly set: business is ready to make that a reality. 

“Business engagement has been a defining theme of COP21 and the talks have seen an unprecedented mobilization of business leaders from around the world. We call on governments to capitalize on this momentum by working constructively with the private sector in the months ahead to achieve the Paris outcomes.”