Business Day Climate Change

To help promote business perspectives in the climate change debate, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have organized Business Days for climate change.

Global Business Days Events

Global Business Days are held on the margins of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Cancun Global Business Day, Mexico

Under the theme of 'Building Bridges', the Cancun Global Business Day was held as part of the UNFCCC COP 16 in December 2010.

Through this event, ICC and WBCSD aimed to increase dialogue both within and between business and government in a bid to prompt further action on climate change.

In particular, this event focused on helping businesses in developing countries to improve their engagement with, and contribution to, the development of global solutions. It also looked at ways policymakers could provide incentives for business to invest in technology that drives low-carbon growth.

Copenhagen Business Day, Denmark, 2009

Jointly organized with the Confederation of Danish Industry, the Copenhagen Business Day was held in parallel with the 2009 COP 15.

Dubbed 'Leading Action', the event sought to highlight the vanguard role that business can take in efforts to reduce climate change. The event explored how business, governments and societies are all interlinked, and therefore must work together to support each other in the pursuit of climate change solutions.

Poznan Business Day, Poland, 2008

The Poznan Business Day was organized under the auspices of the 2008 COP 14. More than 300 decision-makers from companies, governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations attended the event. Its aim was to demonstrate the capacity and commitment of leading companies and business sectors to provide solutions to climate change, with high-level panelists sharing perspectives about a possible post-2012 climate agreement.

The event also highlighted the policies and financing requirements needed in order for companies and markets to successfully develop and disseminate the required technologies and practices to make climate change happen.

Bali Business Day, Indonesia, 2007

Held at the COP-13 to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2007, the Bali Business Day brought together representatives from a range of private, governmental and non-governmental sectors.

The event was designed to promote the business perspective to global leaders and policymakers concerning the need for a new global climate change framework beyond 2012.

ICC Supported Events

Business and Climate Summit 2016 logo

Business and Climate Summit London 2016

The Business and Climate Summit 2016 will take place in London, Guidhall, on 28-29 June 2016. Read more

Sustainable Innovation Forum 2015

Sustainable Innovation Forum 2015

SIF 2015 facilitates collaboration through networking, informed discussion and the creation of innovative partnerships for change. Read more

Business and Climate Summit 2016 logo FIN

Business and Climate Summit Paris 2015

In May, ICC will be one of the leading partners in the Paris Business & Climate Summit. 200 days before COP21, 2 days of dialogue between business and policy-makers will take place in... Read more

WGES Dubai Logo

WGES Dubai 2014

ICC is a supporting organization of the World Green Economy Summit (WGES), the first green summit in the Middle East and North Africa region.       Read more

Barcelona Carbon Expo

Carbon Expo 2014

ICC is the supporting organization of the Carbon Expo 2014 - the world's largest and most comprehensive Trade Fair & Summit for information, networking building, and discussion on Climate and... Read more

WCS Climate Solutions logo

Climate Solutions 2014 - UNFCCC COP20

ICC partners with The World Climate Summit on The Road to Paris on 17 November. This day will focus on providing key public and private sector solutions and a business process to complement a Global... Read more

Climate Action for Sustainable Development Logo

Sustainable Innovation Forum 2014

ICC is a supporting partner of the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2014, organized by Climate Action and UNEP. The event is a pivotal business forum taking place alongside the UNFCCC COP process which... Read more

Vienna Energy Forum

Vienna Energy Forum 2013

ICC is a supporting partner of the Vienna Energy Forum, a biennial event that has over time established itself as a leading forum for policymakers, thought leaders and practitioners to address issues... Read more

Related news