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Collaboration and Scaling up Solutions Focus of High-Level Meeting at Caring for Climate Business Forum

Press Release

Warsaw, 21 November 2013 /3BL Media/ – Collective action and scaling up corporate climate solutions were put forward as key opportunities to advance the climate agenda during the high-level meeting of the Caring for Climate (C4C) Business Forum yesterday in Warsaw. Senior business representatives, UN and Government officials discussed proactive strategies to scale up and deepen the quality of corporate climate leadership globally during the conclusion of the inaugural event, which for the first time incorporated the business voice as part of the Conference of Parties (COP) programme.

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Time to Set a Price on Carbon

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By Georg Kell, Reuters, 19 November 2013

In this op-ed for Reuters, UN Global Compact Executive Director Georg Kell makes the business case for setting a price on carbon and why many businesses are already taking preemptive action on climate change.

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Caring for Climate Hosts Inaugural Business Forum to Co-Create Climate Change Solutions

For first time, chief executives will join top Government officials to share solutions, commitments and plans towards climate action at COP, on the road to a 2015 global climate agreement
Press Release

Warsaw, 19 November 2013 /3BL Media/ – The United Nations Global Compact, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change secretariat and UN Environment Programme today launched the inaugural Caring for Climate Business Forum where, for the first time, the private sector will join with the public sector in the co-creation of climate change solutions as an official part of the Conference of Parties. CEOs will showcase to diplomats, policymakers and world leaders the contributions that business and investors are making towards climate action.

Georg Kell: Companies Must Send A 'Clear Message' On Climate Change

Business needs to step up when it comes to tackling climate challenges, writes UN Global Compact director Georg Kell
Article

By Georg Kell, The Guardian, 14 November 2013

In this op-ed for Guardian Sustainable Business, UN Global Compact Executive Director Georg Kell discusses the role of business in climate action and announces a first-of-its-kind guide for companies to manage and report on their direct and indirect influences on climate policy.

C4C Business Forum Bulletin: UN Secretary-General to attend; Twitter Chat with UNFCCC's Christiana Figueres

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The C4C Business Forum Bulletin is designed to keep signatories of Caring for Climate (a joint initiative of the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme and the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) up to date on the latest news regarding the upcoming Caring for Climate Business Forum (19-20 November 2013, Warsaw, Poland). Featured items include: invitations to activities around the event, announcements of new speakers/featured attendees, programme information, and more.

 

 

Newsletter

The C4C Business Forum Bulletin is designed to keep signatories of Caring for Climate (a joint initiative of the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme and the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) up to date on the latest news regarding the upcoming Caring for Climate Business Forum (19-20 November 2013, Warsaw, Poland). Featured items include: invitations to activities around the event, announcements of new speakers/featured attendees, programme information, and more.

 

 

VIDEO: Christiana Figueres on 'Godot Paralysis' and Courage

Multimedia with summary

At the UN Global Compact Leadership Summit, Christiana Figueres spoke about the 'Godot paralysis, in which business waits for policy perfection and governments wait for private sector reassurance. The Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change went on to tell Jo Confino that each side needed to join hands and have the moral courage to walk toward green technology and investment.

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