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Launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2007, Caring for Climate is the UN Global Compact, UN Environment Programme and the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s initiative to advance the role of business in addressing climate change. It provides a framework for business leaders to implement practical climate change solutions and help shape public policy. Chief executive officers who endorse the initiative are prepared to set goals, develop and expand strategies and practices, and to publicly disclose emissions. The Caring for Climate Business Forum is held every year at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP/CMP), providing a platform for dialogue and action among business, investors, civil society, the UN and Government officials.

Caring for Climate is a unique initiative – a commitment to action by business and a call to governments, incorporating transparency. It offers an interface for business and governments at the global level, with the potential of rapidly becoming the leading platform for pragmatic business solutions – transcending national interests and responding to the global nature of the issue at stake. Moreover, the broad geographical spread of its supporters, involving both leading actors from developed and emerging economies, reinforces the novel nature of this engagement platform.

For more information and to endorse the initiative, please visit the Caring for Climate website.


Lila Karbassi
UN Global Compact

Jayoung Park
UN Global Compact

(Last updated: 26 September 2012)