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Call on Companies to Act Against Climate Change

December 13, 2009

There is growing concern from the business sector about the resulting uncertainty and risk breeding in the economic environment. Climate change contributes to this uncertainty and there is thus a growing need for long term and new policies that will link economic development together with environment protection.

In urgent response, the Copenhagen Communiqué on Climate Change, initiated by the Prince of Wale’s Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change run by the University of Cambridge, collates the voices of businesses to call for a credible deal. In just two pages, it sets out the business case for an ambitious, robust, effective and equitable UN climate framework and offers progressive global consensus on the shape of an agreement.

Basic ideas the Copenhagen Communiqué pushes for
1. Long term global emissions reduction that will be guided by science
2. Proactive role of developed nations in commitments towards reducing emissions of which they should show the possibility that low carbon growth is both ‘achievable and desirable’
3. Developing nations too should ensure that its development is via a path of sustainability, where low carbon growth plan should be emphasized

Please refer to this link for the Copenhagen Communiqué.

We urge you to be part of this.

Why should your company be a part of it?
Climate change is perhaps the gravest issue our generation has yet to tackle. Widely accepted through scientific research, an increase in temperature by 2°C can be expected to have catastrophic effects on our climate and ecosystem. This can be prevented. But what we need is for greenhouse gases to fall- dramatically. This is within our hands.

Your company has a strong role to play in pushing for a binding and fair agreement. This will enhance the economic environment to promote companies’ investment and innovation in green technologies, goods and services.

There are currently more than 500 major companies who have committed, including business leaders in their fields such as PwC, MacQuarie, Shell and British Airways.

Join them in signaling that your company supports the need for a stable economic environment that a binding and fair agreement can offer, and active participation in moving towards a green economy.

It’s only a few days away from Dec 18, there’s no time to waste.

Show your commitment by signing now. Click here to do so.

Live from COP15

Eleina

ECO Singapore

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