We are almost half way through the critical Road to Paris. Only a few months separate us from the pivotal COP21 and they will be instrumental in materializing the transition to a low-carbon economy. As demonstrated by the Business & Climate Summit (BCS) in Paris last week, a fast-growing group of companies are increasingly aware that low-carbon growth, driven by innovation, the right economic incentives and multilateral collaboration, is the only way to secure sustainable profits and employment in the future.
Solid national and international policies inspiring confidence and long-term stability are a pre-requisite for bringing low-carbon solutions to scale. The messages from the BCS are clear:
Leading businesses are already taking action to build the prosperous low carbon economy of the future.
Business can do more. We are calling for more ambition and innovative collaboration among businesses.
We call for an ambitious global climate agreement to achieve net zero emissions with robust and effective carbon pricing mechanisms.
Altogether the support from business to drive the transition to a low-carbon economy is growing fast. With over 80 companies now part of the Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative (LCTPi)and an increasing number of business leaders signing up for various campaigns everyday, innovative companies are spearheading ambitious climate action. We were proud to hear Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius refer to the LCTPi in his closing speech, calling upon businesses to support the development and diffusion of low-carbon technologies.
If your company is not yet part of the LCTPi, there is still time to join. The following dates constitute key milestones and will provide you with the opportunity to further engage your company in collaboration with policy makers and other stakeholders. Join the forward-thinking businesses that are shaping tomorrow’s low-carbon world.