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Over 100 CEOs & investors meet govt. leaders to discuss plans on natl. climate commitments

Author: UN Global Compact, Published on: 18 November 2016

"Chief Executives Lay Out Concrete Plans to Put Global Climate Agreement into Action at COP 22," 17 Nov 2016

More than 100 high-level business leaders and investors met with leaders from Government, civil society and the United Nations in a show of…commitment to taking action on the Paris Climate Agreement at the COP 22…Over the course of the High-Level Meeting, participants mapped out how they plan to accelerate climate action and increase low-carbon investments at the country level. Business representatives shared proposals on how the private sector can support and reinforce national climate priorities on mitigation and adaptation and highlighted the inextricable link between addressing climate change and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…UN Global Compact announced a new solutions platform Pathway to Low-Carbon & Resilient Development to mobilize the private sector to catalyze country-level action to meet the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and the SDGs. The platform will help companies scale up climate action that contributes to the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and national SDG plans…

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