[World Economic Forum press release] UN Climate Deal Will Create Jobs and Growth: Global CEOs Pledge Support for Governments
Nov 23, 2015
Geneva, Switzerland, November 23, 2015
The heads of major multinationals from Brazil, China, Europe, India and the United States are urging world leaders to “reach an ambitious climate deal” that they argue will “generate jobs and growth” across the world.
In an open message, CEOs from 78 companies – a cross-sectoral coalition facilitated by the World Economic Forum that includes banking, manufacturing, construction and energy – extend “an open offer” to governments to co-design climate solutions ahead of the UNFCCC’s Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris. The conference will see the leaders of nearly 200 countries meet to finalize a global agreement on climate. “Delaying action is not an option,” they said.
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