Companies to lead contributions to better climate future during COP21 in Paris (7-8 December 2015)
Nov 7 (2 days ago)
On 7-8 December, the largest business
coalition for climate change will convene the third annual Caring
for Climate Business Forum at COP21 in Paris. Organized by the UN Global
Compact, UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the secretariat of UN Framework
Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the event is backed by 400 CEOs in 65 countries and
is the official avenue for business at
The Forum is the opportunity to advance the climate
change agenda, highlighting commitments around concrete solutions such as carbon pricing, responsible policy
engagement, adaptation and science-based target setting. Over 700
participants from business, finance, government, civil society and the UN are
expected to attend. CEOs and representatives from major companies such
as Mars Inc., Unilever, Acciona, Siemens, BASF, Abengoa and L’OREAL.
event will be opened by high-level speakers including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; COP21 President and France’s
of Foreign Affairs and International Development Laurent Fabius;and the UN’s top climate change official Christiana Figueres.
Day One (7 December, 9:00-18:00,
open to media): will feature plenary
and thematic sessions on the topics of carbon pricing, science-based target
setting, responsible policy engagement, adaptation and finance.
Day Two (8 December,
13:00-15:00, open to media): the
high-level meeting is the focus area business event under the Lima-Paris
Action Agenda (see http://newsroom.unfccc.int/lpaa/).
The meeting will put forward an overview of all commitments and contributions
by business and investors towards COP21, and will close with a focused
discussion on pricing the cost of carbon emissions.
Press Conference (8 December,
12:00-12:45, TBC, open to media):
will feature company announcements and commitments to action on topics from
carbon pricing to responsible policy engagement.
When & Where:
December , 9:00-18:00 8 December, 13:00-15:00 (Official
Nelson Mandela Auditorium Room: TBC
Climate Generations Space UN Blue zone
Paris-Le Bourget, France Paris-Le Bourget,
Press Conference: 8
December, 12:00-12:45, Press Conference Room 1,COP Media Centre (TBC)
Participants and speakers include (with
more to be announced):
·H.E. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United
·H.E Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and
International Development, France and COP21/CMP11 President
·Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN
Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
·Lise Kingo, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
·Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UN Environment
Media access to the Caring for Climate
Forum will require 1) COP21/CMP11 media accreditation and 2) registration for
Requests for media accreditation must be submitted through the UNFCCC
online media accreditation and registration system. Online accreditation is
the official channel to obtain registration for the media for a conference or
In addition to receiving accreditation,
all media must register for the event by emailing the UN Global Compact
Office at firstname.lastname@example.org your name, role and media organization.Please indicate any broadcasting equipment you
will bring and register early to avoid wait times at the Forum.