COP18 & B4E: Implications for the private sector
Join Tasneem Essop, International Climate Policy Advocate at WWF, who will brief you on WWF’s expectations and strategy during COP18 and discuss with you what the implications are for the private sector. Furthermore, Tasneem will update you on WWF’s involvement in the B4E event in London on 26-27 November.
From November the 26th until December the 7th the 2012 UN Climate Change Conference is organised in Doha, Qatar. During the COP18 two of the main impasses that are aimed to be resolved are the targets that countries are willing to commit under the next generation of the Kyoto protocol and the length of the Protocol's second commitment period.
On 26-27 November, parallel to the COP18 summt, the Businesses for the Environment (B4E) meeting will be held in London, UK. Large businesses and NGOs will come together and outline necessary policy changes. Climate Savers are given the opportunity to review a draft outcome statement that is suggested by the organisers of the conference and by WWF. This outcome statement will be presented to the climate negotiators at the COP18 summit in Doha.
The deadline for renewing the world’s only treaty regulating carbon emissions is upon us. Governments are under pressure to deliver new commitments. The challenge at COP18 will be a process to ensure that these pledges, and pledges from other countries are enough to keep global warming below 2°C, a target agreed by all parties to the UNFCCC. The meeting must lay ambitious foundations that leads to an ambitious new global agreement in 2015.
This webinar will give you a chance to:
- Understand what's at stake at Doha's COP18;
- The strategy WWF will pursue in the run up and during COP18;
- Understand the implications for the private sector;
- Provide input to the draft B4E business declaration to COP18;
- Understand how the B4E declaration will be used as a business message to influence the COP18 summit;
- Identify joint actions that can be undertaken through and by Climate Savers.
25th of October 2012, from 15:00 to 16.00 CET