COP23 shows business is stepping up on climate

The time to talk has passed.
Now is the time to take action.

Ignacio Galán, Chairman of Iberdrola

Welcome to the third and final COP23 edition of the We Mean Business coalition newsletter. The summit saw the launch of the Powering Past Coal Alliance, which is building on the 25+ countries, states and regions by urging leading businesses to join the global movement. Sign up here.

Following COP23, the coalition strongly supports the Fijian roadmap for a Talanoa Dialogue that is inclusive, solutions oriented, and intended to support increased ambition by all involved. We appreciate the invitation to non-party stakeholders to convene events in support of the dialogue and provide inputs into the process.

Businesses are stepping up on climate, like Royal DSM helping to drive the the market for the world’s most sustainable fuels, Swiss Re using EP100 and RE100 to generate huge cost savings. While radical changes in the transport sector are having wide-reaching implications for European businesses, policymakers and consumers.


COP23: The ‘inside-out’ approach to delivering climate action  

BSR’s Climate Director David Wei looks at the progress delivered at COP23 and considers if the developing ‘inside-out’ approach can lay the foundation for more ambitious climate action at future COPs.