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Call to Action – New Global Business Leadership Platform on Climate Change

(New York, 30 May 2007) - In advance of the Global Compact Leaders Summit (5-6 July in Geneva), the Global Compact launches today a Global Business Leadership Platform on Climate Change and invites all business participants to join by becoming signatories of the attached statement, “Caring for Climate: The Business Leadership Platform”. It is hoped that a significant number of business Leaders will support the Statement before the Global Compact Leaders Summit and use the occasion of the Leaders Summit to express the urgent need for all businesses, governments and citizens to take steps to address climate change.

This Statement, “Caring for Climate: The Business Leadership Platform”, provides a practical platform for Global Compact participants that wish to advance climate change solutions, and is an opportunity to demonstrate climate leadership on both the individual and collective levels. It has been drafted by a consultation group comprised of business and civil society representatives convened by the Global Compact, UNEP and the WBCSD and has found broad support among the Global Compact’s multistakeholder Board and important members of the Consultation group on climate change.

For further information on the origins of the statement, expectations of signatories and to become a signatory, please click here.

For more information contact

Lila Karbassi
karbassi@un.org