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Business Leaders Come to Paris to Show Support for International Climate Agreement and Showcase Solutions at Caring for Climate Business Forum

Press Release

PARIS, December 8, 2015/3BL Media/ – Unprecedented corporate engagement on key climate issues including carbon pricing, finance, responsible policy engagement and science-based targets were announced today at the conclusion of the Caring for Climate (C4C) Business Forum, the official avenue for business at the Conference of Parties (COP) event in Paris.

Deal Prospects Improve as Time Narrows: Tracking the Climate Talks

Bloomberg Reports
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Originally posted on Bloomberg.com

Optimism continues to improve in Paris as ministers get down to the hard graft of bridging divisions between rich and poor countries. Much of the work is done behind closed doors, complicating the task of assessing progress.

As We Close COP21, Every Act and Innovation Makes A Difference

By Ron Cotterman, Vice President of Sustainability at Sealed Air
Article

For the past few weeks, the global business and political communities have been focused on Paris, and the convening of COP 21.  This year’s annual event represents an even more important goal than in years past, with the aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the goal of keeping global warming below 2°C.  This year’s conference boasts one of the largest participant counts, with over 50,000 attendees, ranging from government officials, corporate leaders, NGO’s, UN agencies and civilians. 

See How Much CO2 the Earth Is Churning Out in Real Time

Bloomberg Carbon Clock
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Originally posted on Bloomberg.com

What the Clock Shows:

Fossil-fuel burning and deforestation are the main drivers of global warming. The CO2 they give off makes up more than 75 percent of annual climate pollution. The Bloomberg Carbon Clock is a real-time estimate of the global monthly atmospheric CO2 level.

BSR COP21 Daily Dispatch: Day 9

Multimedia with summary

Editor’s Note

It’s week two of COP21, when the rubber really hits the road. As the government ministers hammer out the final text, business has an important role to play in ensuring the climate talks end with an ambitious Paris Agreement that guarantees a transition to a thriving, clean economy.

For those in the business community, there are three things you can do right now to influence the negotiations:

What Paris Talks Have Accomplished So Far

By Michael R. Bloomberg
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The two-week United Nations conference on climate change is halfway over, and no matter what else happens, it has already been a clear-cut success in two critical areas.

Novo Nordisk Joins RE100 with 100% Renewable Ambition

Summary: 

Global diabetes company, Novo Nordisk, produces nearly half of the world’s insulin at its production sites across the world. A new commitment to renewable electricity ensures meeting the needs for the company’s products is done in a sustainable way. 

Press Release

Global diabetes company, Novo Nordisk, produces nearly half of the world’s insulin at its production sites across the world. A new commitment to renewable electricity ensures meeting the needs for the company’s products is done in a sustainable way. 

For the First Time in COP History, Business has an Official Role

Blog

December 5 was Action Day at COP21 and for the first time in the history of the COP climate conferences, business has an official role through the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (

Investors Ratcheting up Their Contributions to Climate Action

Blog

As world leaders and government representatives continue negotiations to hammer out a global climate deal at COP21 in Paris, institutional investors are ratcheting up their contributions in a number of areas.

Responsible Business Takes Action

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Every year, Caring for Climate takes stock of what its signatories have achieved. This year’s Progress Report – to be launched tomorrow at the Caring for Climate Business Forum at COP21 – looks at emissions performance as well as the progress companies have made against the five commitments they made when they joined the initiative.

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