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Report: The business brief: Shaping a catalytic Paris Agreement

last modified Aug 09, 2017 02:37 PM
26 November 2015 – A new We Mean Business report sets out 8 asks for COP21 to turn the Paris agreement from a diplomatic settlement into a catalytic instrument for business leadership.

The Business BriefThe Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group and its We Mean Business coalition partners aspire to an international agreement that stimulates the private sector and makes it a partner with governments in implementing ambitious climate action.  

We Mean Business has produced a business brief with a clear message to national and international policymakers: Let us work together to shape a policy environment which accelerates climate leadership and shows that the transition to the low carbon economy is inevitable, irreversible, and irresistible. 

What makes this different?

  • This is the first time ever that detailed proposed text proposals to the climate agreement have been released by the business community giving effect to the We Mean Business policy asks of governments
  • It outlines eight specific text proposals matching the vocabulary used in international agreements sent to all key negotiators at COP21 for proposed inclusion in final agreement
  • The goal is to ensure that the new climate agreement reached in Paris is more than just a diplomatic settlement between governments but actually becomes a catalytic instrument for business leadership on climate action.                                                                                            

Read the business brief Shaping a catalytic Paris Agreement.

(Source: We Mean Business)