Exactly 6 months before international climate treaty talks start in Paris, thousands of business leaders and investors are gathering in Paris to call for world leaders to deliver a strong climate deal which gives markets the confidence needed to make long-term investments in the low carbon economy.
Climate Week Paris, convened by The Climate Group around the Business & Climate Summit, starts today and features over 25 high level events, reflecting the continued momentum and support that the UN Climate Summit and Climate Week NYC built last year.
President Hollande of France has today confirmed he will attend the Business & Climate Summit, the principal event of the week. It will provide a central forum for over a thousand global business and political leaders, senior climate negotiators and policymakers. At the conclusion of the Summit, a series of recommendations will be presented to policymakers to help drive the dialogue leading to the UN’s COP21. Underlining the importance of business mobilization, President Hollande said: "France, in the framework of the conference presidency, wants businesses to play a major role. We want businesses to make a commitment, invest, innovate and prepare – with us, with the states, with the non-governmental organizations, with societies – tomorrow’s economy. The world’s driving forces must act to make the Paris agreement a success and get the process going to fight global warming. This is what I call the Paris climate alliance." (Davos Forum – January 2015)
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