With access to reliable and secure energy sources increasingly under threat, ICC is working with governments to help solve challenges related to energy management and ensure that  policymakers take business views into account.

Secure access to energy that is reliable, affordable, socially acceptable and environmentally sound is fundamental to economic growth and sustainable development. Yet as demand for energy grows, such access is increasingly under threat.

ICC supports energy technology development

ICC Energy Documents photo In light of growing energy demand and security concerns, all energy options should remain open and policymakers should avoid choosing "winners" and "losers." There is no one-size-fits-all solution. A broad variety of energy resources and technologies will be required to meet the varying needs of individual countries or markets.

Energy security for economic growth and development

In addition, secure and reliable energy supply and infrastructure impacts the feasibility and costs of doing business from perspectives of competitiveness and productivity. Energy security is a vital consideration not only for day-to-day operations, but also for long-term investment. Business is also a willing partner through provision of resources, innovation, development and deployment of technologies to allow access to and more efficient use of energy.

Energy efficiency for a sustainable energy future

Energy efficiency is another critical component of any comprehensive sustainable energy strategy. Governments should continue to promote and support energy efficiency among producers and consumers of energy. Efficient implementation of integrated policies requires enabling frameworks supported by good governance that provide an attractive and secure investment environment. Moreover, governments, national or local, businesses, and other key stakeholders should work in partnership to provide sustainable energy services.

ICC contributes to Business Action for Energy

ICC participated in the United Nations Commission for Sustainable Development

(UNCSD) process through the Business Action for Energy (BAE), a temporary business network that facilitated business input to UNCSD 14/15.

ICC Supported Events

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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