With less than 12 days to go to the ICC WCF 9th World Chambers Congress in Torino, the event is shaping up to be another success, with chamber delegations both large and small travelling from destinations around the globe to converge in Torino, Italy.
Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey Ali Babacan has announced the official launch of the World SME Forum (WSF), a major new initiative to drive the contributions of small- and medium-sized companies (SMEs) to global economic growth and employment.
Emissions trading schemes, taxes on carbon emissions… these are just two of the carbon pricing instruments used increasingly in regional, national and international efforts to tackle climate change. The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the world business organization, believes these market-oriented instruments are one possible policy option to help drive emissions reductions under a future global agreement.
An unprecedented mobilization of 25 worldwide business networks representing
over 6.5 million companies from more than 130 countries pledged today to lead the global
transition to a low-carbon, climate resilient economy. At the Business and Climate Summit, there
was a recognition that leading businesses are already taking action to build the prosperous, low carbon
economy of the future. In all sectors, business has developed solutions, continues to
innovate and is preparing to accelerate the scale and pace of deployment.
Front centre: Etienne Clementel with the merchants of peace
Members at the 1938 World Council meeting
58th session of the ICC Council in Paris on 21 October 1938
First session of the Preparatory Committee for an international trade organization held in London at Church House, Westminster 15 October 1946
From left - ICC Chairman Peter Wallenberg, US President George H W Bush, ICC Vice-Chairman and USCIB Chairman Joseph E Connor and USCIB President Abraham Katz at the White House 21 June 1990
Participants at the 20th Congress in New Delhi, India, February 1965