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Rethinking Business Series - Climate Change

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Overview

COP 21: An Unmissable Opportunity in the fight against Climate Change

In December 2015, policy makers, business leader and civil society organisations gathered in Paris for the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The Conference – the most important since the disappointing Copenhagen meeting that failed to improve upon the 1997 Kyoto Protocol – was a critical milestone as commitments must be defined for 2020 when the Kyoto Protocol will no longer be in effect.

It is widely hoped that this will be the conference at which a meaningful international agreement is reached and robust national targets are set to combat climate change and to boost the transition to a low-carbon economy. The stakes are high for COP 21 and urgency to reach a consensus has never been greater.

  • What type of agreement is likely to come out of COP 21?
  • Will the new approach be based on global cooperation and national accountability?
  • Will it deliver strong legally binding, national targets for emissions reductions?
  • Will COP 21 set a clear and credible goal of net-zero emissions well before the end of the century?
  • Will the outcome be aligned with climate science and ensure that the goal of limiting temperature rises to below 2°C remains within reach?
  • How can we ensure that the collaborative effort continues beyond COP 21?
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fallback Add to my Calendar 02/06/2014 08:00:0007/04/2014 00:00:00trueRethinking Business Series - Climate ChangeCOP 21: An Unmissable Opportunity in the fight against Climate ChangeIn December 2015, policy makers, business leader and civil society organisations gathered in Paris for the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).The Conference – the most important since the disappointing Copenhagen meeting that failed to improve upon the 1997 Kyoto Protocol – was a critical milestone as commitments must be defined for 2020 when the Kyoto Protocol will no longer be in effect.It is widely hoped that this will be the conference at which a meaningful international agreement is reached and robust national targets are set to combat climate change and to boost the transition to a low-carbon economy. The stakes are high for COP 21 and urgency to reach a consensus has never been greater.What type of agreement is likely to come out of COP 21?Will the new approach be based on global cooperation and national accountability?Will it deliver strong legally binding, national targets for emissions reductions?Will COP 21 set a clear and credible goal of net-zero emissions well before the end of the century?Will the outcome be aligned with climate science and ensure that the goal of limiting temperature rises to below 2°C remains within reach?How can we ensure that the collaborative effort continues beyond COP 21?Rethinking-Business-Series---Climate-Change64b3f26e07a8d5a3e6e02896d3c0d727MM/DD/YYYY

Rethinking Business Series: Climate Change Report

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Venue

Hôtel La Maison Champs Elysées
Maison des Centraliens
8, rue Jean Goujon
Paris 75008

France

Tel: +33 (0)1 40 74 64 65

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Think Tank Partner (1)

The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) is a select group of European business leaders working together under the patronage of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to advocate solutions on climate change to policymakers and business peers within the EU and globally.

CLG members are leading players in a range of industries, including retailing and consumer goods, transport and infrastructure, finance, and power generation.  With a wealth of experience, and millions of customers, employees and suppliers between them, CLG members’ collective perspective is informed by their continued commercial success, and ability to innovate, adapt and thrive in a changing economic climate. 

The CLG is convened by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).

Organisers (2)

Financial Times Live (FT Live) is the global conferences and events division of the Financial Times Group. Chaired by senior journalists from the Financial Times Group, the summits, conferences, awards and strategic forums organised by FT Live gather the world’s brightest minds and most influential decision-makers.

Exclusive on-stage interviews, stimulating presentations and lively panel debates – available on multiple content platforms – provide the cutting-edge insights, unique personalities and peer audience engagement that have the power to transform finance, business, politics, society and culture.

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 840,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving more than half of total traffic.

Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. (CCE) is the leading Western European marketer, producer, and distributor of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages and one of the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottlers. CCE is the sole licensed bottler for products of The Coca-Cola Company in Belgium, continental France, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. We operate with a local focus and have 17 manufacturing sites across Europe, where we manufacture nearly 90 percent of our products in the markets in which they are consumed. Corporate responsibility and sustainability is core to our business, and we have been recognised by leading organizations in North America and Europe for our progress in water use reduction, carbon footprint reduction, and recycling initiatives.

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