Turning the Paris Agreement into Action: Major Events of 2016We Mean Business
Having reached a historic climate agreement last December, world leaders across governments, businesses, and civil society are now working to find innovative solutions to swiftly implement the Paris Agreement.
The We Mean Business coalition will continue supporting the world’s most influential environmental and business-focused organizations in the transition to a low-carbon economy. You can expect to see us in action during the following three key moments for the climate movement.
The signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement
On April 22 the United Nations will host government leaders in New York for the signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement. As countries are starting the internal process to ratify the agreement, this day represents an important moment for Heads of States and ministers to reiterate their commitment to take action on climate and work at a national level to meet the ambition of the deal.
Climate Action Summit
The Climate Action 2016 summit, announced at the COP21 negotiations by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, will take place on May 5-6 in Washington, DC.
The summit will build on the momentum that led to the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement to ensure the climate movement, encompassing environmental organizations, businesses, governments, and civil society, delivers effective and sustainable solutions.
The Summit’s seven partners, including the Compact of Mayors, the United Nations, WBCSD, We Mean Business, and the World Bank Group, each represent sectors and stakeholders necessary for successful climate action.
The two-day event will feature working groups implementing the Paris Agreement in the short and long-term and high-level sessions on key climate-related topics like energy, transport, and sub-national implementation.
The Business & Climate Summit
Having recorded a great success at its first Parisian edition last year, the Business & Climate Summit will take place at the historic Guildhall in London, June 28-29.
At the Summit, global businesses, investors, and government leaders will focus on the next steps to deliver on the Paris Agreement, how to unlock the trillions required to finance the low-carbon transition, and how to support more and stronger partnerships between governments and businesses to scale up clean solutions.
The 2015 summit brought together over 2,000 global business leaders, policymakers, and investors.
The 2016 summit will be convened by a network of partners that represent over 6 million businesses worldwide, including the International Chamber of Commerce, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the We Mean Business Coalition, Entreprises pour l’Environnement, UN Global Compact France, and The Climate Group, with support from the World Economic Forum Global Project on Climate Change.