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High-level Business Summit on Energy and Climate

December 8th and 9th, MEDEF Headquarters, Paris

Documents and PowerPoint Presentations from Major Economies Business Forum (BizMEF) official side-event Business Perspectives on Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC’s) at COP-21, December 10, 2015:

  • Agenda
  • Norine Kennedy, USCIB presentation on BizMEF INDC survey
  • Tennet Reed, Australia Industry Group, presentation and perspective on Australian perspective of INDC
  • Jean-Baptiste Baroni, MEDEF, presentation on EU INDC
  • Hiro Tezuka, Keidaren, presentation and perspective on Japanese INDC
  • John Carnegie, BusinessNZ, presentation on New Zealand INDC
  • Steve Eule, US Chamber of Commerce, Institute for 21st Century Energy, presentation and perspective on USA INDC
  • Henrique Schneider, The Swiss Federation of Small and Medium Enterprises, presentation and perspective on Switzerland INDC
  • Brian Flannery, BizMEF, presentation on Business Perspectives on INDC Portfolio
  • Presentation on Simulations of INDCS (national and portfolio), Professor Keigo Akimoto, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)

PowerPoint Presentations from November 17th U.S. Business Preparatory Meeting for COP-21:

New Position Papers from the Major Economies Business Forum on Energy Security and Climate Change (BizMEF):

Engaging Business: USCIB’s International Climate Policy Update:

Volume 1, August Issue

Volume 2, October Issue

Volume 3, November Issue coming soon!

USCIB has signed on to several letters and policy recommendations regarding the UN climate agreement, including:

As the American affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), USCIB actively supports ICC’s presence at UN climate conferences. USCIB is also a founding member of the Major Economies Business Forum on Energy Security and Climate Change (BizMEF), which comprises national and regional business organizations representing millions of companies all over the world. BizMEF members have participated in and shared views and meetings of the UNFCCC since COP15 in Copenhagen in 2009.

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Staff Contact:   Norine Kennedy

Senior VP, Policy and Global Strategy
Tel: 212.703.5052

Norine Kennedy promotes U.S. business participation in international environmental policy and management initiatives, and works closely with industry, government and NGOs to promote sustainable development and green growth. She also spearheads USCIB’s strategic international engagement initiative, which seeks to advance meaningful business participation and regulatory diplomacy in inter-governmental organizations.
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