Business & Climate Summit

When :

from Wednesday 20 May, 2015
to Thursday 21 May, 2015

Type of event :

Event under UNESCO Patronage

Where :

UNESCO Headquarters, Room XIII, 125 avenue de Suffren, 75007, Paris, France

Responding to the UN Secretary General’s continued call for the private sector to take a more active role in the world decarbonation process, several leading business networks have decided to join forces and convene global business leaders from around the world and from all sectors to respond to this call.

CEOs from around the world will present the business solutions for fighting climate change. They will tell governments what they need from COP21 to pursue the world development while achieving the low-carbon transition.

Business will be a significant player in the success of a global climate agreement, and many believe that decarbonation is compatible with human development and economic growth. Companies, large and small, have developed and are developing technological, organizational and financial solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, they depend on public policies to deploy these solutions at the scale and pace required to maintain the world temperature average increase under +2°C. This transformation can only be achieved through dialogue and cooperation between governments and businesses, allowing for the definition of new frameworks, in which all economic actors can operate.

The Business & Climate Summit was convened by Entreprises pour l’Environnement (EpE) and the Global Compact France, with the support of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the United Nations Global Compact.