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UN Global Compact Partners with the World Climate Summit

  • 04 Dec 2010
  • 05 Dec 2010
  • Cancun, Mexico

UN Global Compact Partners with the World Climate Summit

THE WORLD CLIMATE SUMMIT is the largest business conference during the UNFCCC COP 16, in Cancun, Mexico this December. This exclusive conference will convene the most inspiring, influential and innovative business, finance, and government leaders to accelerate economic solutions to climate change.

World Climate Summit - (www.worldclimatesummit.com)

The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) (www.unglobalcompact.org) has joined the World Climate Summit as a Founding Partner. The Global Compact is the world's largest voluntary corporate citizenship with over 6,500 signatories based in more than 130 countries.

Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact said, "Climate change remains one of the most critical challenges of our generation. Not much time is left to avert catastrophic consequences - for the planet and for humanity. The good news is that much innovation is happening already to take up the challenge. Local communities, municipal authorities and a growing number of private sector players are embracing energy efficiency and low-carbon solutions. What is needed now is a stronger commitment to collectively support these bottom-up efforts and to amplify the uptake of green solutions. We hope the World Climate Summit is a platform where business can lead and inspire Governments to act to ultimately turn the tide on climate change".

Michael Mathres, co-Founder of the World Climate Summit said, "It is a big honour to have the UN Global Compact as a Founding Partner. With the Global Compact, we will be able to reach out to thousands of influential stakeholders, bring outstanding participants and speakers, and create partnerships, innovation, and economic solutions to climate change in Cancun this December."

About United Nations Global Compact: Launched in 2000, the United Nations Global Compact is both a policy platform and a practical framework for companies that are committed to sustainability
and responsible business practices. As a multi-stakeholder leadership initiative, it seeks to align business operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and to catalyze actions in support of broader UN goals. It is the world’s largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative, with over 6,500 signatories based in more than 130 countries. Visit www.unglobalcompact.org.

About the World Climate Summit:
In partnership with TIME, Financial Times, UN Global Compact, UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative, The World Bank, Carbon Disclosure Project, ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability), Bright Green and the Mexican Government's ProMexico, The World Climate Summit WCS (www.worldclimatesummit.com) is the largest business conference during the UNFCCC COP 16, Cancun, Mexico. The World Climate Summit is dedicated to accelerate economic solutions to climate change by convening the world’s leading businesses, financiers, and governments, so that they can collaborate, innovate, and finance, local and global solutions. This high-profile 2-day summit will take place on December 4-5th at the Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, Mexico. The World Climate Summit is a not-for-profit initiative managed by World Climate Ltd.

The World Climate Summit is convening the largest and most comprehensive coalition of industries and investors which currently includes:

UN Global Compact Partners with the World Climate Summit

For more information about the World Climate Summit please contact Michael Mathres, co-Founder, World Climate Ltd - michael@wclimate.com +32 475 536 540.

World Climate Summit is a not-for-profit initiative owned and managed by World Climate Ltd. A private company registered in England and Wales No. 07186968.
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