2°C Challenge Communique published today

The 2°C Challenge Communique, calling on governments around the world to take action to "secure a low carbon-emission economy that is more resilient, more efficient and less vulnerable to global shock" was published this morning.


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The communique, published ahead of the 17th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Durban in December, had 192 signatories at the time of writing this story, up from 185 at the point of publication. They include Anglian Water Group, Thames Water, Wessex Water, EDF, BP, Shell, National Grid and Bord Na Mona.

Written and delivered by business leaders via the Corporate Leaders Network for Climate Action (CLN) the Communique it builds on the foundations of the Bali, Poznan, Copenhagen and Cancun Communiques, initiated by the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change (CLG).

The document presents governments with seven calls to action under the banners of international collaboration, effective market mechanisms, financing the transition, incentivising innovation, encouraging efficiency, urgent forest conservation, integrating adaptation and risk reduction.

The full communique document can be downloaded here

Will Parsons

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