Focus: COP 17
The essence of time
The journey to a sustainable future is now part of many companies' strategic thinking. Indeed, climate change is a global issue, no longer the sole domain of the environmentally conscious.
Therefore, collaboration will be key at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference / Meeting of the Parties - COP17/MOP7 - the only global negotiations aimed at achieving global reductions in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.
The outlook for the meeting, taking place at the end of November in Durban, South Africa, has left many uncertain as to the way forward. With the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol expiring at the end of 2012, many observers believe a consensus at COP17 is needed to keep the Kyoto Protocol’s goals alive.
The Deloitte Sustainability & Climate Change team compiled a summary of predictions for COP 17, that looks at both the impact of the negotiations on business and possible outcomes. Download that report below and explore additional Sustainability & Climate Change resources on this page.
|What happens if nothing happens? Views on the prospects for climate action after COP17
This new white paper sets forth a point of view about the likely practical outcomes should the COP17 talks in Durban, South Africa result in no meaningful progress on various policy matters, including a second commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol.
|Funding a transformation: Climate finance and the shift to a low carbon global economy
Read this paper to understand the recent history of climate finance and where it is headed.
|COP 17 predictions
Outlook for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
|Change that's appropriate: NAMAs and the new carbon policy frontier
This article briefly explores the different types of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) currently being discussed, the support they will receive, and the implications for businesses looking to capitalize on the new carbon frontier.
|Sustainability 2011: A difficult coming of age
Download this report to understand some of the dimensions of opportunity and risk that the sustainability imperative presents to businesses around the world. And listen to the accompanying podcast.
|Energy management strategy: Energizing profits and insulating risk
Insights into how organizations can help offset the effect of future energy price increases by adopting a holistic, enterprise-wide strategy that treats energy as a manageable asset.
Sustainability & Climate Change Services
How Deloitte member firms can help.
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