Business & Environment

The private sector was more visible and active at COP 21 than in any previous COP. CEOs from industries as far ranging as cement, transportation, energy, and consumer producers effectively participated making their own commitments to decrease their carbon footprints, adopt renewable energy and engage in sustainable resource management.
The private sector has an important role to play in climate finance. In fact, the private sector is the largest source of climate finance driven mainly by a record amount of new renewable energy investment in emerging markets.

To this end, we strongly believes that private sector has the potential to play a key role in meeting Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) if the process of integration in climate action done in a proper way and these huge resources efficiently allocated, in addition to provision of adequate incentives and suitable mechanisms placed.
Initiate climate change dialogue amongst the private sector, as a key actor in the development process, to raise environmental awareness.
Mobilize private sector resources towards supporting low-carbon and resilient development objectives.
The forum aims at addressing issues directly linked with climate actions needs to be taken by private sector entities.
Topics covered within this context:
  • Paris Agreement, role of private sector in its implementation
  • Mitigation vs. adaptation, national strategic priorities
  • Integration of climate change and best environmental practices in core business activities and supply chain systems
  • Carbon foot printing exercise
  • Investment opportunities in carbon financing programmes (CDM – Voluntary Market)

Forum Participants:

  • Ministry of Environment
  • Higher Council of Environment & Natural Resources
  • CSR Departments in Companies
  • Research Institutes
  • Experts and Academia
  • International Organizations and Donors
  • Local Environment NGOs
  • Environmental Activists

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