Caring for Climate – the world’s largest voluntary business and climate initiative - will organize the inaugural Caring for Climate Business Forum: Innovation. Ambition. Collaboration. at COP19/CMP9 on 19-20 November 2013 in Warsaw, Poland. Hosted by the UN Global Compact, United Nations Environment Programme (including the UNEP Finance Initiative) and the secretariat of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Forum will provide a multi-stakeholder platform for dialogue and action among business, investors, civil society, the UN and Government officials.

The Forum

Building on the work of Caring for Climate and its partners, the Forum will showcase the contributions that business and investors can make towards climate action, while providing a high-level platform for exchange and collaboration with policymakers.

More specifically, the Forum aims to bring greater scale to business innovation on climate change; give further encouragement to business and governments to raise ambition on climate policies; and encourage collaboration among business, the UN, Governments and other stakeholders.

The Forum will serve as a launching ground for corporate climate action. New activities, resources and commitments will be announced by individual businesses, multiple companies, investors and stock exchanges, and public-private partnerships in support of the global climate change agenda.

WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer will deliver Opening Remarks at this Forum, emphasizing the critical need for driving higher levels of ambition, innovation and collaboration to advance the global climate change agenda.

Sessions and Themes

Plenary sessions and thematic action workshops will maximize interaction between participants. Up to 15 sessions organized by Caring for Climate and selected partners will focus on priority themes linked to the UNFCCC agenda covering mitigation, adaptation, technology and finance.

A high-level meeting on 20 November will distill the outcomes from the first day – including a compendium of leading climate practices, innovations, collaborations and commitments to action across key climate change themes – and put forward recommendations for Government actions that would help bring greater scale and quality to corporate climate leadership globally.

Find out more and review agenda here.