Business & Financial Sectors Converge at COP21
Dozens of major companies and investors from across the United States will be joining the nonprofit sustainability group Ceres at the upcoming climate negotiations in Paris in support of a strong global climate deal that will accelerate the shift to a low-carbon, clean energy economy.
November 25, 2015 /3BL Media/ -- Business and investor support for a strong climate agreement at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) is unprecedented and growing. In just the past few months, leading food sector companies, major U.S. banks and over 400 investors with $24 trillion in assets have called on government leaders to adopt a strong climate accord that will catalyze low-carbon investments to the levels that are needed in order to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius. (For details, visit www.ceres.org/cop21.)
“Businesses and investors are speaking with a clear voice: we need a strong agreement that will put us on a path that avoids catastrophic climate change,” said Mindy Lubber, president of Ceres and director of the $13 trillion Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), who will be arriving in Paris on Dec. 2. “A successful COP21 will unleash investment and innovation in clean energy at the scale that is needed to limit global warming and protect the global economy.”
Ceres will be hosting and participating at numerous events, which will also feature many of the nation’s largest institutional investors and Fortune 500 giants in the food, apparel and electric power sectors. Among the highlights from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11:
Sponsors: The event is co-sponsored by Ceres together with Carbon Tracker Initiative, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), and Climate Markets and Investment Association (CMIA).
Access: Event is in the Le Bourget “Blue Zone.” Open to all with UNFCCC accreditation.
Twitter Hashtag: #COP21CarbonRisk
Access: Event is in the Le Bourget “Blue Zone.” UNFCCC accreditation required.
Sponsor: Ceres’ BICEP
Access: Event is in U.S. Center in the Le Bourget “Blue Zone” and UNFCCC accreditation is required.
Access: Event is in the Le Bourget “Blue Zone” and UNFCCC accreditation is required.
Access: Stade de France (gate E) in Paris. Registration required.
Dec. 8 & 9: International NY Times Energy for Tomorrow Conference
Ceres Insurance Program Director Cynthia McHale will be speaking on Dec. 8 at 3:35 pm at The Energy for Tomorrow Lounge: Bottom Lines 2, regarding “Putting a Premium on Climate.”
Access: Registration required
For more info: http://inytenergyfortomorrow.com
Ceres is a nonprofit organization mobilizing business leadership on climate change, water scarcity and other global sustainability challenges. Ceres directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a network of more than 110 institutional investors with collective assets totaling more than $13 trillion. Ceres also directs BICEP, an advocacy coalition of 36 businesses committed to working with policy makers to pass meaningful energy and climate legislation. For more information, visit www.ceres.org or follow on Twitter @CeresNews.