Held in London from June 28-29, this year’s Business & Climate Summit will be the first collective platform for the world’s leading businesses to engage in substantive discussion on their contribution to helping the world’s governments in achieving the reductions targeted in the Paris Agreement. The Summit will explore how businesses can become involved in realizing the Nationally Determined Contributions set by countries in the Paris Agreement, addressing the general implications for businesses as well as touching on specific industries and their role in these actions.

In this interest, the Summit will feature the initiation of the We Mean Business coalition and a collective “Business Determined Contribution“ report to outline the parallel commitments made by businesses to complement the actions of national and local governments. The coalition calls on companies to take action in any number of fashions, adopting science-based emissions reduction targets, instituting carbon-pricing systems, transitioning to renewable energy, ensuring compliance with climate policies, reporting climate change information, ceasing deforestation activity by 2020, or by improving energy productivity. The coalition already has 601 companies and investors committed to taking action and looks to expand its roster to achieve as wide an impact as possible with its actions.

See the full program and list of speakers at the Summit and read more about the Coalition

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Reframing City Districts (ReCiDi)

A research project conducted by the Universities of Turku and Tampere which aims to form a new conceptual framework which will help shape the collective identity and common vision necessary to realize the future low-carbon and sustainability targets.

Systemic Architectures for Sustainable Urban Innovation (SASUI)

An action learning and research project conducted by Aalto University and the University of Tampere which aimed to form a better understanding of the architectural requirements for successful innovation projects.

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