Held over two days, the Forum will provide a multi-stakeholder platform for dialogue and action among business, investors, civil society, the UN and Government officials. The second day for the Forum will feature a High-level meeting on corporate climate leadership convening chief and senior business executives, Ministers and Heads of government delegations. Nearly 300 participants are expected to attend, with the UN Secretary-General participating in key aspects of the event.


8 December

The first day of the Forum will consist of focused sessions on themes related to the UNFCCC agenda covering mitigation, adaptation, technology, finance and other cross-cutting issues such as carbon pricing, responsible policy engagement and long-term goal setting aligned with climate science. These themes have been identified based on their relevance to business and their capacity to provide substantive contributions to the work of Caring for Climate and its partners. Sessions will be organized by the UN Global Compact, UNEP and UNEP Finance Initiative, UNFCCC secretariat and in collaboration with Caring for Climate strategic partners.

Day one venue: Jockey Club del Perú in the “Voices for Climate” space 

Please see preliminary agenda below. Sessions are subject to change. Please visit the Forum’s website regularly for updates.

9:00-10:30 Opening Plenary: Accelerating Climate Action

Markets around the world are already adapting to climate change impacts and further action from Governments will only accelerate and amplify business innovation, ambition and collaboration towards a low-carbon, high-resilient economy. The opening plenary will feature an interactive panel discussion highlighting key drivers, actions and policy measures on climate change and bold commitments that can be made to achieve greater impact towards a 2 degree Celsius pathway.

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:45 Thematic Action Workshops

Option 1 – Business reducing emissions: Innovative mitigation practices and ways to scale them up (including finance)

Option 2 – Business shaping the policy agenda: Incentives, mechanisms and policies to advance corporate climate action.

12:45-14:15 Lunch & Networking
14:15-15:45 Thematic Action Workshops

Option 1 – Business enhancing resilience: Innovative adaptation practices and solutions (including finance) that support both corporate objectives and community development.

Option 2 – Business setting corporate long-term goals to advance the climate agenda: Experiences and instruments to develop long-term mitigation goals and strategies.

15:45-16:15 Coffee Break
16:15-17:00 Closing Plenary

The Closing Plenary will distil leading climate practices, innovations and collaborations and identify promising business actions and commitments across Forum themes: mitigation, adaptation, finance and technology. The session will also provide opportunities for new announcements and commitments that would bring greater scale and quality to climate action leading up to COP21/CMP11 and beyond.

17:00-19:00 Networking Reception (TBD)


 9 December

Chief Executives and senior representatives of Caring for Climate signatories will engage in high-level meeting together with Government representatives, including representatives of relevant institutions established under the UNFCCC. The high-level meeting will distil the outcomes from the first day – including examples of leading climate practices, innovations, collaborations and commitments to action across key climate change themes – and put forward key recommendations for Government actions that would help bring greater scale and quality to corporate climate leadership globally.

Following welcoming remarks, participants will engage in discussions focused on accelerating climate action. The event will conclude with a report-back segment, announcement of new commitments to action.

Day two venue: COP Venue, Army General Headquarters

Please note that the second day of the Forum is open only to one chief executive or senior representative per Caring for Climate signatory company.

13:00-13:10 Welcome Remarks by Master of Ceremonies
13:10-13:20 Perspectives from Climate Process
13:20-13:30 Business Forum Highlights
13:30-14:25 Interactive Discussion
14:25-14:40 New Announcements and Commitments to Action
14:40-15:00 Closing Remarks