For the First Time in COP History, Business has an Official Role

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For the First Time in COP History, Business has an Official Role

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For the first time in COP history, biz has an official role http://bit.ly/1HPbJLa via @globalcompact #Caring4Climate #COP21 #LPAA
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 10:00am

December 5 was Action Day at COP21 and for the first time in the history of the COP climate conferences, business has an official role through the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA).

It is clear that responsible businesses are taking action. Leading up to COP21, businesses have made over 2,000 commitments via the and LPAA NAZCA portal. These include more than 30 cooperative initiatives – ranging from setting science-based targets to putting a price on carbon – and individual commitments that are measureable and time-bound.

Tomorrow's high-level meeting at the Caring for Climate Business Forum will showcase all of the commitments made by business towards COP21. All companies are invited to join these leaders and commit to bold climate action. Visit the UN-Business Action Hub to see how your company can make a public commitment or find partners.

Organized by the UN Global Compact through the Caring for Climate initiative, the Forum is the official LPAA event for business at COP21. It will be opened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and feature a special address from United States Secretary of State John Kerry. Check back here to watch the Forum’s livestream and see the outcomes of the event.

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Keywords: Environment | Action Day | COP21 | Caring for Climate | Climate Conference | Events, Media & Communications | LPAA | UN Global Compact

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