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14 Dec 2015

Alex Pashley, Climate Home (UK)

COP21: Business leaders react to UN climate deal

Businesses and industry groups have given their seal of approval for a new global warming accord hailed as signalling the end of the fossil fuel era:

  • Jim Kim, President, World Bank Group “…[T]he historic agreement…leaves no one behind…sends the…signal to trigger the massive sums of…investments needed to drive economies toward a carbon neutral world…”…
  • Nigel Topping, CEO, We Mean Business “…The Paris Agreement will turn the…investment we’ve seen so far into the trillions the world needs to bring clean energy and prosperity to all...”…
  • Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever “…The result is an unequivocal signal to the business and financial communities, one that will drive real change...”
  • Ignacio Galan, CEO, Iberdrola…“Efforts now must be focused on the implementation of the agreement…”…
  • John Danilovich, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce “…This agreement will give business and investors the long-term certainty needed to scale up innovation and investment in climate solutions…”