UNEP is the voice for the environment in the United Nations system. It is an advocate, educator, catalyst and facilitator, promoting the wise use of the planet's natural assets for sustainable development. UNEP's mission is "to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations."
OSRAM is one of the two leading lighting manufacturers in the world with more than 70 per cent of its revenue coming from energy efficient products. In fiscal year 2011 the company generated revenue of about 5 billion Euros supplying customers in 150 countries. As a global high-tech company in the lighting sector, OSRAM is dedicated to products and processes that contribute to solve global sustainability challenges, address economic needs and protect the environment today and in the future.
Since 2006, New Holland is established as the Clean Energy Leader for its active promotion and development of renewable fuels, emissions reduction systems and sustainable agricultural technology. New Holland offers the farmers of today and tomorrow the widest choice of accessible solutions that improve efficiency and productivity, whilst respecting the environment.
Saudi Asma Environmental Solutions (SAES) is a leading Saudi based company, specializing in environmental fields planning, engineering, consultancy, equipment supply, monitoring, solutions, and waste management to the public and private sectors. Its head office is based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and the company is a joint-venture between Al Tamayiz Establishment Saudi Arabia and ASMA Environmental Solutions (ASMA) Malaysia.
The Yasuní-ITT Initiative stems from Ecuador’s commitment to keep reserves of 846 million barrels of oil indefinitely underground. These reserves are found in the ITT fields (Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini) located in Yasuní National Park, one of the most biodiverse places on Earth, and home to two indigenous cultures living in voluntary isolation.
The Yasuní-ITT Initiative addresses climate change by preventing the release of carbon reserves into the atmosphere. This involves the non-exploitation of the vast oil reserves to be left indefinitely underground and, in the case of forests, guaranteeing the conservation of giant carbon sinks.
Siemens is an integrated technology company. The business activities in our Energy, Healthcare, Industry, and Infrastructure & Cities Sectors have made us a global market and technology leader. Technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and international focus have been hallmarks for over 160 years.
Siemens is one of the world’s largest providers of green technologies. Power plants that generate electricity from the wind, factories and buildings that consume only small amounts of power, fast eco-friendly trains – our Environmental Portfolio is helping make the world a better place to live both today and in the future.
Hisense is a white goods and electronics manufacturer based in China. Founded as Qingdao No.2 Radio Factory in 1969, Hisense has now developed into a multibillion dollar global conglomerate. Hisense is embarking on a sustained path, to implement technology and management innovation; market-orientation; increase R&D investment; and to provide innovative products to the market place. They are forging ahead as a leading 3C product manufacturer; producing core technologies; world-class manufacturing and distribution throughout the world and remain a leading producer of appliances as well as information and communication technology.
Climate Action are delighted to welcome the Republic of Chad as the forum's Strategic Partner, and especially their involvement in our opening plenary panel session on Public-Private-Partnerships which will have a special focus on the Middle East and Africa region. As a country which faces challenges and opportunities in equal measure, the Republic of Chad is uniquely placed to offer a fresh perspective to what will be an engaging debate. Representing the Republic of Chad will be the country's President, His Excellency Idriss Déby Itno.
The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to specified principles in the areas such as the environment, human rights, labour and anti-corruption. By doing so, business, as a primary driver of globalization, can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere. The UN Global Compact addresses sustainability issues in partnership with a range of stakeholders, including UN agencies, governments, civil society, labour, and other non-business interests
As social, political and economic challenges (and opportunities) — whether occurring at home or in other regions — affect business more than ever before, many companies recognize the need to collaborate and partner with governments, civil society, labour and the United Nations.
This ever-increasing understanding is reflected in the Global Compact's rapid growth. With over 8700 corporate participants and other stakeholders from over 130 countries, it is the largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative in the world.
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent not-for-profit organisation collecting key climate change data from some 3,000 companies around the globe and has assembled the largest database of corporate greenhouse gas emissions and climate change information in the world. Founded in 2000, CDP facilitates the collection of climate change data within investment portfolios - representing 534 global institutional investors with a combined US $64 trillion in assets under management - as well as through corporate and public sector supply chains.
ICLEI is an association of over 1,220 local government Members who are committed to sustainable development. Members come from 70 different countries and represent more than 569,885,000 people. ICLEI is an international association of local governments as well as national and regional local government organisations who have made a commitment to sustainable development. ICLEI provides technical consulting, training, and information services to build capacity, share knowledge, and support local government in the implementation of sustainable development at the local level. The associations basic premise is that locally designed initiatives can provide an effective and cost-efficient way to achieve local, national, and global sustainability objectives.
The WorldGBC is a coalition of 90 national green building councils, with more than 25,000 company members in these countries, making it the largest international organization influencing the green building marketplace. The WorldGBC’s mission is to facilitate the global transformation of the building industry towards sustainability through market driven mechanisms.
Stakeholder Forum is an international organisation working to advance sustainable development and promote democracy at a global level. Their work aims to enhance open, accountable and participatory international decision-making on sustainable development through enhancing the involvement of stakeholders in intergovernmental processes.
Stakeholder Forum seeks to provide a bridge between those who have a stake in sustainable development, and the international forums where decisions are made in their name. To this end, they work with a diversity of stakeholders globally on international policy development and advocacy; stakeholder engagement and consultation; media and communications and capacity building – all with the ultimate objective of promoting progressive outcomes on sustainable development through an open and participatory approach.
Stakeholder Forum was founded in 1987 as UNED UK – United Nations Environment and Development UK (UNED UK), operating as the National Committee for UNEP in the UK. The organization continues to fulfil this function, but was renamed Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future in 2000 to reflect the broad range of activities that the organization undertakes. Stakeholder Forum played a key role in the preparations for and follow-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 and was the organisation leading on global stakeholder engagement and outreach towards Earth Summit 2012 (www.earthsummit2012.org). It is also the leading organisation in developing and facilitating global multi-stakeholder processes on sustainable development.
Stakeholder Forum has offices in London and New York, and works with consultants from around the world. Stakeholder Forum is a not-for-profit organisation and receives funding from governments, UN agencies, foundations and international financial institutions.
The Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development, nrg4SD is a non-profit international organisation representing subnational governments and associations of subnational governments at global level. Established in 2002 at the World Summit of Johannesburg, today the Network represents over 50 subnational governments from over 30 countries and 7 associations of subnational governments. nrg4SD promotes understanding, collaboration and partnerships in sustainable development and seeks a wider recognition at international level of the importance of the commitment of subnational governments towards sustainable development. Under its current work programme, nrg4SD focuses on 3 thematic areas – climate change, biodiversity, water resources and sanitation – and the crossing cutting theme of sustainable development. Visit http://www.nrg4sd.org/ for more information.
Launched by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2007, the Caring for Climate initiative aims at advancing the role of business in climate change. Led by the UN Global Compact and the UN Environment Programme, and in cooperation with the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the initiative provides a framework for business leaders to advance practical solutions and help shape public policy as well as public attitudes. Chief executives who support the Caring for Climate statement are prepared to set goals, develop and expand strategies and practices, and to publicly disclose emissions as part of their existing disclosure commitment within the UN Global Compact framework. Caring for Climate is endorsed by nearly 400 companies from 65 countries.
The WBCSD is a CEO-led organisation of forward-thinking companies that galvanises the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. From its starting point in 1992 to the present day, the Council has created respected thought leadership on business and sustainability.
The Council plays the leading advocacy role for business. Leveraging strong relationships with stakeholders, it helps drive debate and policy change in favor of sustainable development solutions.
The Council provides a forum for its 200 member companies - who represent all business sectors, all continents and combined revenue of over $US 7 trillion - to share best practices on sustainable development issues and to develop innovative tools that change the status quo. The Council also benefits from a network of 60 national and regional business councils and partner organisations, a majority of which are based in developing countries.
By thinking ahead, advocating for progress and delivering results, the WBCSD both increases the impact of our members’ individual actions and catalyses collective action that can change the future of our society for the better.
Founded in 2010 and based in Brussels, Belgium, REVOLVE is an international magazine covering energy, art and politics, with special sections on water, cities and photography - all geared towards providing different perspectives on the world for a more sustainable future.
Outreach is a multi-stakeholder publication on climate change and sustainable development. It is the longest continually produced stakeholder magazine in the sustainable development arena, published since 1997 at various international meetings on the environment and development; including UNCSD meetings, UNEP Governing Council, UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP) and World Water Week. Produced as a daily edition, in both print and web form, Outreach provides a vehicle for critical analysis on key thematic topics in the sustainability arena, as well as a voice of regional and local governments, women, indigenous peoples, trade unions, industry, youth and NGOs.