World Cocoa Foundation Supports the Business & Climate Summit (May 20-21, Paris)

April 20, 2015

200 days before UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, the May 20 – 21 Business & Climate Summit provides a unique forum for business and government leaders to demonstrate bold action, adopt forward-looking strategies and call for ambitious policies that will allow us to scale up solutions.

 

Business & Climate SummitAt the UN Climate Summit in September, 2014, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for the private sector to drive more action and mobilize political will for a meaningful agreement in 2015.

The Business & Climate Summit in Paris will build upon the momentum created in New York City last September.

The summit will bring together global business leaders, political leaders and senior climate negotiators to discuss the best ways to deploy low-carbon solutions at scale and at pace.

At the conclusion of the two-day summit, a series of recommendations will be presented to policymakers to help galvanise more action and catalyse ambition leading up to COP21.

200 days before COP 21, this two-day meeting will address critical questions:

  • How can business work with government to grow the economy and pursue development while limiting global temperature rise to 2° Celsius?
  • How will effective carbon pricing unleash innovation, create new markets, products and services, generate employment, reduce energy consumption and increase savings?
  • How will a global, long-term goal in the Paris agreement mobilise capital and accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy?

This Summit, cornerstone event of the Climate Week Paris (May, 18th-22nd), will focus on how to work together towards a low-carbon, prosperous and safer future for all.

For more information about programme, speakers, and to register yourself, please visit the website: http://www.businessclimatesummit.com/

Contacts :

General: contact@businessclimatesummit.com

Press:  pressbcs@havasww.com

Location: UNESCO Headquarters, 125, Avenue de Suffren – 75007 Paris

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