The twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) will take place from 30 November to 11 December 2015, in Paris, France.
ICC is the business “focal point” for the UN climate talks and the landmark Paris Climate Conference (COP21) in December 2015.
Business and the climate challenge
Private sector innovation, investment and expertise will be vital if we are to successfully tackle climate change and promote sustainable and inclusive growth. That’s why we are advocating for an ambitious global agreement.
Business climate actions
Business is strongly committed to a successful outcome in Paris.
Many of the more than 6 million companies of all sizes, chambers of commerce and business associations in more than 130 countries that make up the ICC global network, are already taking voluntary climate actions.
Examples can be seen here:
- ICC climate case studies
- NAZCA Platform
- Lima-Paris Action Agenda
- Lima-Paris Action Agenda – focal points
- For further information: COP 21 Business Guide
ICC COP21 vision: Innovation – Collaboration – Smart Regulation
Many businesses are already innovating and implementing their solutions and are keen to further deploy these in all their diversity to:
- lower greenhouse gas emissions;
- use resources more efficiently;
- plan for, build-in and share good practices on adaptation and resilience;
- invest and undertake research and development into climate-friendly technologies, products and services;
- engage and dialogue with the public on climate change;
With supporting policy and market frameworks in place business can go faster and further.
To scale up these solutions enhanced collaboration between business, public-private, and multi-stakeholder is needed, underpinned by smart regulation.
ICC and its members and global network stand ready to work with governments and all actors to successfully tackle climate change and promote sustainable and inclusive growth.
For further information, please see “links section” below.
ICC Activities at COP21
Throughout COP21 we will be hosting a range of briefings and events – including the official COP 21 Business Day on 4 December and a range of other “BINGO” sessions. We provide a unique platform for business to engage throughout the two-week conference and offer bespoke support services for member companies.
More information here.