A call for our political leaders to agree on an ambitious and effective global climate treaty at COP15 in Copenhagen.
As global business leaders assembled at the World Business Summit on Climate Change, we call upon
our politicalleaders to agree an ambitious and effective global climate treaty at COP15 in Copenhagen.
Sustainable economic progress requires stabilizing and then reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Success at COP 15 will remove uncertainty, unleash additional investment, and bolster current efforts
to revive growth in a sustainable way.
By addressing the magnitude of the climate threat with urgency, a powerful global climate change
treaty would help establish a firm foundation for a sustainable economic future. This would set a more
predictable framework for companies to plan and invest, provide a stimulus for renewed prosperity and
a more secure climate system. Economic recovery and urgent action to tackle climate change are
complementary - boosting the economy and jobs through investment in the new infrastructure needed
to reduce emissions.