Business & Climate Summit

Thursday, August 31, 2017 00:00 to Friday, September 01, 2017 00:00

The Business & Climate Summit is the leading annual forum for businesses, investors and policymakers on climate action. It is where business and governments come together to agree on a roadmap for reaching net zero emissions over the next half century. It demonstrates how low carbon strategies are good for business and good for growth – and builds the partnerships needed to scale up and accelerate the low carbon transition.

The underlying theme of BCS is that the businesses hold the key to meeting global carbon reduction targets; and collaboration between business and government is critical to success.

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is organizing the third edition of BCS on 31st August and 1st September 2017 in New Delhi. New Delhi is the seat of the Central Government and its various Ministries which are at the helm of domestic policymaking and international policy dialogue on climate change.

FICCI believes business and industry has a central role to play in shaping the policy environment to support climate change mitigation and adaptation, and that the corporate sector should increasingly bring its voice in the international climate change dialogue to push for an enabling environment that helps businesses to make a transition to a low carbon trajectory while harnessing the opportunities of such a transition.

In light of this belief, FICCI sees BCS not as a one-off standalone event, but a path building opportunity, that will create linkages for businesses with each other and with governments and other stakeholders, and will take the business voice to the global community. It is a journey that the partners must build for business in the run-up to BCS 2017 and from one BCS to the next. The voice of business should gather momentum from one location to the next of each BCS, and feed into the annual Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC as well as other international forums.