In December, the UN climate change conference in Paris (COP21) negotiated and agreed on a new global agreement on climate change that focuses on reducing green house gas emissions, particularly carbon dioxide released from burning fossil fuels.
The Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI) welcomes the agreements made at the COP21 negotiations and stands fully behind the efforts of governments to conclude this ambitious global agreement on climate change. Given the scale and urgency of the climate challenge the role of the private sector will be vital if we are to successfully tackle climate change and promote sustainable and inclusive growth. PACCI works with business for meaningful action at the local, national, continental and international levels to champion Low Carbon Development to reduce vulnerability and to deepen the engagement between business and government to meet the shared challenge of climate change.
As the leading business support organization working with business to take action toward a low carbon resilient economy, PACCI is hosting the First Regional Gathering of Private Sector Leaders On How to Involve Business in Tackling Climate Change in Africa.
The objectives of the meeting are to:
- Sensitize the business community across all sectors on ways to turn the Paris outcomes into action in the near and long terms;
- Increase awareness on sustainable supply chain innovation and the circular economy;
- Share best practices on innovative and creative national or regional strategies and actions and the challenge ahead.
For more information please contact: Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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