In a historic move, 195 countries met in Paris in December 2015 and committed to limit global warming to “well below” 2ᵒC above pre-industrial levels. This is an unprecedented international climate deal and sends a clear and unequivocal signal to the private sector: a global political intention to shift to a low carbon, and ultimately zero carbon, future.
This web page provides information for KPMG member firm clients and others on what COP21 was about, what was agreed and why the outcome (known as The Paris Agreement) matters to the business community. For more information, please download above our briefing “COP21: A clear signal to business” which has been written for executives and provides a summary of the key points of The Paris Agreement and its implications for business.
At KPMG, we are also taking action on reducing our carbon and addressing climate change. You can read more about how we reduce our impact on the environment here.
Adrian King, KPMG’s Global Head of Sustainability Services, explains why the COP21 talks in December 2015 mattered more than ever.
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