Former UN climate chief sets ambitions pre-2020 in new campaign

  A former UN climate chief is calling on businesses, investors and policymakers to “bend the curve” on emissions by the end of the decade. Christiana Figueres, who finished her term as Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) last July, believes it is possible for emissions to peak by 2020 […]

Microsoft and Starbucks share money-saving climate change tips

Microsoft and Starbucks are some of the big brands adding their business tips on saving money while adapting to climate change to a new UN-led online database. Other multinationals to share their “success stories” about making profits or savings – or preventing losses – with adaptation-related projects include Levi’s, Nestléand Coca-Cola, according to the UN […]

CBI chief calls on UN to press ahead with global climate deal

The CBI has called on the UN to press ahead with a global climate deal. If businesses aren’t given the confidence to invest in green technology with a worldwide agreement, they could begin to “lose faith” in climate targets imposed on them, warned deputy director-general. Speaking at the first international Green Business Dinner in London […]

Businesses urged to work with public sector on climate change

Businesses have been urged to forge more partnerships with public sector on climate change. According to Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), businesses could be more proactive in their approach to combating climate change. In a frank speech to business leaders at the CBI’s first International Green […]

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