First meeting of Caring for Climate signatories


The United Nations Global Compact in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development will convene the first meeting of Caring for Climate signatories.

The event will take place on 20-21 October 2008 at UN Headquarters in Geneva.

Since its launch by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in July 2007, Caring for Climate has mobilised the support of over 250 chief executives around the world with a strong interest from companies in emerging economies.

The first meeting of the signatories aims to take stock of progress made and provide a business platform for sharing experiences in implementing climate strategies, lowering risk exposure and increasing business opportunities.

In addition, the meeting will provide an opportunity for the signatories to meet experts and government officials involved in designing the post-Kyoto framework and to discuss policy elements that would enable business to best address the climate challenge.

300 participants from business, civil society, governments and the UN are expected to attend.

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