Beveridge & Diamond, PC
Manager of Sustainability, Infrastructure
Senior Advisor, Public Affairs
Policy & Program Assistant
212-703-5082 or email@example.com
What’s at Stake for Business
- The Post-2020 Climate Agreement (COP21) is the world’s first binding and universal agreement committing all countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
- COP21, together with the 2030 Development Agenda, will dramatically shape the future of international
commerce and have a lasting impact on regulatory frameworks, affecting market access and investment.
- A global climate agreement will not work if it doesn’t work with and for the private sector as business will be
expected to support, finance and report on the UN climate agreement.
Priorities for 2017
- Market based approaches to environmental challenges
- Enabling frameworks for open trade and investment providing environmental benefits
- Eco-systems for innovation: Technology development & deployment
- R&D spending and investment
- Circular economy and environmental supply chains
- Business involvement in the Science Policy interface (eg: health and environment)
- Environmental metrics and indicators
- Tracking private finance and investment
- Information and disclosure
Implementation and engagement from the Private Sector
- Intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) and business
- Adaptation and Resilience
- Non-economic impacts of climate change
- Capacity Building
- Public/private partnerships
USCIB At Work
USCIB is leading a campaign on a variety of fronts to ensure the inclusion of U.S. business positions in climate change and sustainable development discussions:
- At the UN, where we have official observer status at the UNFCCC and are working closely with our partners in the ICC (the business focal point for the UN negotiations) to push for enabling frameworks to mobilize investment and support innovation to combat climate change.
- At the Major Economies Business Forum (BizMEF), where we are forging stronger links between the business communities of the major emitting countries.
- In Washington, where we are advocating directly to the U.S. government on specific elements of a global agreement and on the critical issue of the U.S. pledge (the “intended nationally determined contribution”, or INDC).
Recent Advocacy Engagement
USCIB believes that open markets for trade and investment and IPR protection are essential in order for the private sector to provide the innovation, technology and finances needed for a global climate-friendly agreement and is:
- Pushing governments to provide a clear framework for international action on the many dimensions of climate change, including energy access and modernization.
- Working to prevent any actions that may hamper markets and slow the pace of climate action, which will be needlessly expensive for companies and society.
- Showcasing private sector contributions to sustainable development via a Business for 2030 website.
Who We Are
The USCIB Environment Committee is composed of USCIB member companies representing a range of business and industry sectors. Advocacy priorities are determined that reflect consensus among the members.
The Committee works to emphasize the importance of enabling frameworks for business solutions to energy, environmental, social and economic challenges and extends its influence in a range of strategic international forums:
- The United Nations 2030 Development Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
- The UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
- The OECD
- The International Energy Agency
- The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)