International Policies

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) sets an overall framework for intergovernmental efforts to tackle the challenge posed by climate change. The convention has been ratified by 192 countries. There are annual meetings of the Conference of the Parties (COP) which is the main decision making authority comprising of representatives from all countries involved.

The ICSE plays an active role in the COP process, bringing together business interests and sending the message to governments, that businesses are ready for the challenge of shifting to a low carbon economy.

The ICSE calls upon governments to deliver a clear, concise and ambitious climate change agreement at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the UNFCCC in Paris, France in December 2015. The design and structure of this new agreement is critical, as it will affect investment in, and deployment of, the clean energy technologies that are needed to enable economies to adopt low-carbon development pathways.