By this stage we should all have acknowledged the resounding success of COP21 in Paris and the significance of the global agreement to take action against climate change.
Beyond the ambitious goal of keeping global temperatures well below 2 degrees and aiming for 1.5 degrees, there were many other significant results from COP21. In simple terms the Paris Agreement is driving focus on four key areas:
It’s time to get smart! In order to benefit from the momentum of COP21 companies need to shift the carbon/sustainability conversation from a compliance topic to a fundamental strand of their long-term business strategy – whether it’s focused on cost, reputation, differentiation or eventual compliance, this shift is inevitable. The Energy White Paper has been launched today with Minister White asking business and civil society to ‘think big, think longer term’.