The Road to Paris: The Role of Business at COP21
In December 2015, the United Nations will convene COP21 in Paris, what has been billed as the most important global climate summit ever. It takes place at a critical moment: As the effects of climate change become more evident, and as global emissions continue to rise, the need for an international agreement has become essential.
Some see this as a now-or-never moment: if we don’t create a strong global agreement at COP21, we never will.
Whatever the outcome, the event will be one of the largest gatherings of corporate executives and sustainability professionals ever. While the UN negotiations will occupy center stage, surrounding them will be hundreds of side events, including a half-dozen or more large gatherings of the world’s biggest companies.
In this one-hour webcast, we’ll explore COP21 through the business lens. Among the things you’ll learn:
- What companies should expect to see at COP21
- How to participate and be heard
- How COP21 outcomes could affect business strategy and operations