Meeting & Events
Caring for Climate Meeting at COP 18
December 5, 2012
Chaired by the UNEP Executive Director Mr. Achim Steiner and featuring United Nations Secretary-General, H.E Mr. Ban Ki-moon and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Ms. Christiana Figueres, the Caring for Climate meeting at COP18 drew more than 60 senior representatives from business, civil society, Government, and the UN. The event offered a platform for signatory companies, Governments and the UN to exchange ideas and to discuss a path forward on concrete ways to elevate existing efforts and to inspire more commitments and effective public-private partnerships in support of the UNFCCC agenda.
Sustainable Innovation Forum 2012 at COP 18
December 6, 2012
Organised by Climate Action in partnership with UNEP, the Sustainable Innovation Forum focused on addressing actions, solutions and leadership as well as the challenges and opportunities that exist for increased sustainable development.
The UN Global Compact was a part of the plenary panel on Public-Private-Partnerships: Creating Effective Alliances for Building Green Economies. With special emphasis on emerging markets and nations, the plenary session brought together Governments, state companies and the private sector to discuss how to mobilize public-private partnerships (PPPs), highlight best-case examples, and examine how PPPs can both maximize green growth and be scaled globally.
Caring for Climate: Fourth Meeting of Signatories
June 18, 2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Caring for Climate convened its fourth meeting of signatories and stakeholders during the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum. Participants discussed the current progress of the Caring for Climate initiative, the COP-Climate reporting process and other transparency and disclosure issues, and the need for scaled up climate action
Caring for Climate: Third Meeting of Signatories
May 17, 2011
The UN Global Compact’s Caring for Climate initiative convened its third conference of signatories and stakeholders – an event that drew more than 100 senior representatives from business, civil society, Government, the UN and other interests. Focused on business contributions to global sustainability ahead of Rio+20, participants discussed ways to advance the initiative’s current workstreams – climate and development and low carbon leaders – as well as collective ways to address the climate-water-energy nexus.
Caring for Climate: Second Meeting of Signatories
April 10, 2010
Caring for Climate initiative convened its second meeting of signatories and stakeholders – an event that included approximately 100 senior representatives from business, finance, the public sector and United Nations, as well as civil society. Coming after Copenhagen, this conference provided an important platform for companies to demonstrate their continued commitment to addressing climate change.
UN Leadership Forum on Climate Change
September 22, 2009
New York, USA
An integral part of the Secretary-General’s Summit on Climate Change, the Forum brought together Government, Business, Civil Society and the UN to discuss how to build positive momentum for climate negotiations and how business can be part of the solution
World Business Summit on Climate Change
May 24, 2009
The World Business Summit on Climate Change, convened by the Copenhagen Climate Council in cooperation with the UN Global Compact and five other organizations was held six months prior to the UN climate conference (COP 15). At the Summit, chief executives put forward recommendations for the next international framework on climate change. The summit also addressed the role of business in helping solve the climate crisis.
Caring for Climate: First Meeting of Signatories
October 20, 2008
The UN Global Compact in cooperation with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) convened the first meeting of Caring for Climate signatories on 20-21 October 2008 at UN Headquarters in Geneva. The meeting brought together 150 business executives, government representatives, UN officials and climate experts involved in designing the post-Kyoto climate framework.