Five things that will be top of the agenda at the COP23 climate summit
After a year of hurricanes, soaring temperatures and wildfires, what are the key topics of discussion at this year's UN Climate Change Conference?
The World Economic Forum Climate Initiative provides a global platform to help raise ambition and accelerate climate action. Public and private sector collaboration is essential to create a marketplace that will enable dramatic reductions in emissions and build resilience.
The Climate Initiative supports two important communities to help drive progress on climate action:
Friends of Climate Action: A multi-stakeholder platform that brings together a range of organizations working with businesses, investors, cities, civil society, states and regions and to collaborate and help deliver increased ambition on global climate action.
Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders: A global network of chief executive officers who see the business benefits of bold and proactive action to ensure a smooth transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy. The group represents business leaders from diverse industry sectors and regions that use their position and influence to drive change.
Priority areas for this group include: implementation of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force recommendations on Climate-related Financial Disclosures; building support for effective carbon markets; and, transformational change in the energy, mobility and agriculture value chains.
Current member companies include:
ABB Ltd; Accenture; Acciona; Allianz SE; Arup Group; A.T. Kearney; BASF; Bloomberg LP; BT Group; Capricorn Investment Group; Carlsberg A/S; Danfoss A/S; Dana Gas PJSC; Deutsche Post DHL Group; DLA Piper; DONG Energy; Enel Spa; Engie Group; Ericsson; GranBio Investimentos; Gree Electric Appliances Inc. of Zuhai; Heineken NV; Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Hindustan Construction Company; Hindustan Powerprojects (Hindustan Power); HSBC Holdings; Iberdrola; IKEA Group; Infosys; ING Group; International Finance Corporation (IFC); International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF); Jindal Steel & Power; Jinko Solar; Johnson Controls; JSW Steel; Kokusai Kogyo Co.; LafargeHolcim; Lenzing; LeasePlan Corporation N.V.; LGT Group; Lloyd’s; Mahindra Group; Maple Leaf Foods Inc.; Marks and Spencer; Microsoft; Munich Re; Nestlé; Pan American Silver; PensionDanmark; PepsiCo Inc.; Philips Lighting; PricewaterhouseCoopers International; Royal DSM; Royal Philips; UC Rusal; Schneider Electric; Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited; Siemens; Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food; SOHO China; Solvay SA; Suez; Suntory Holdings; Suzlon Energy Limited; Swiss Re; Syngenta; Tarkett; Tata Sons; Teck Resources; The Dow Chemical Company; Toshiba Corporation; Trina Solar; UBS Group; Unilever; Veolia; Vestas Wind Systems; Visy Industries; Welspun Energy; Wilmar International; Wipro Limited; Yara International.
For more information, please contact Emily Farnworth, Head of Climate Initiative, at Emily.Farnworth@weforum.org