In just over 200 days, France will be hosting the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Politicians will try to find solutions to keep global warming under +2°C by the year 2050. The objective is abstract. It is also a long way away. Since there is no “global” government, COP 21 is likely to end with no more than a list of good intentions. Firms however are “global”. What if we approached COP 21 in a different way this time?
In March 2015, the average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was the highest in the 1880–2015 record, surpassing the previous record of 2010. In fact, the temperature in the first three months of the year was also the highest in the 1880–2015 record, surpassing the previous record of 2002 State of the Climate 2015, http://ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/. Since 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, conference after conference, politicians and lobbyists have tried to engage economic actors into new ways of working to stabilize the climate.
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