27 November 2015
Climate Change and its Impact on Business – IOE launches Guidance Paper

As you are aware, the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known also as COP 21, will be held in Le Bourget, France, from 30 November to 11 December 2015.

It will be the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.

The Conference objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world. This new climate treaty will be important to business on many levels: it will have an influence on financing and investment, energy production and consumption, market mechanisms, technology, governance and national emission reduction targets. The COP21 agreement will not mark the end but the start of a process. Therefore it is important that business is given a substantive role in the elaboration and implementation of the process.

To mark the event, the IOE has prepared a preliminary guidance paper for members and partner companies, with a global overview of the challenges and ways forward, primarily from a business perspective.

The IOE will be represented at the Conference, and will be participating in the Business and Industry Daily Briefing on 8 December, among other events, and meeting companies in the Solutions Gallery. The IOE will also attend the side-event on climate innovators, where ILO Director-General Guy Ryder will participate as a panellist.

We look forward to bringing you our reaction to the Conference and to complementing this guidance material once the outcomes are published. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any comments or questions.

Kind regards,

Linda Kromjong


IOE Guidance Paper - Climate Change and its Impact on Business
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