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Business leaders & environmental orgs. discuss what they hope to see at COP22 climate discussions

Author: Matt Mace & Luke Nicholls, edie, Published on: 4 November 2016

"COP22: Seven green business wishes for the Marrakesh climate talks," 4 Nov 2016

…[T]he Paris Agreement officially comes into force. But as…the United Nations pointed out…even if the Paris Agreement is fully implemented…it would still only place the world on track for a temperature rise of 2.9-3.4 degrees this century...It is therefore crucial that…COP 22…isn’t used by delegates to pat one another on the back…but is instead a platform for nations to decide how to actually enact the Agreement and work with the private sectoredie has spoken to…business professionals to find out what they want to see happen at…COP 22…

1) A loud corporate voice that steers governments away from the “last-chance saloon”…

2) Transformational targets that allow businesses to drive the low-carbon movement…

3) Create nurturing environments that highlight the business case for climate action…

4) Ensure market conditions…enable greater investment in low-carbon innovations…

5) Re-define the relationship between basic human needs and climate change…

6) Mobilise climate finance…

7) …We need to have the right legislation in place to stimulate climate action, but we don't necessarily need new legislation…

[Also refers to M&S, Swarovski, and Unilever.]

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