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Beyond COP17: 5 Ways Business Can Ready for Rio

Beyond COP17: 5 Ways Business Can Ready for Rio

As government officials wrangle final outcomes at COP17 , business leaders are already anticipating Rio +20, the 2012 Conference on Sustainable Development . There is consensus that industry must participate, especially when it comes to development. "Governments may be at the helm of these negotiations, but business is the engine. Governments need to realize the power of business," admits UNFCCC Secretary Christiana Figueres. Here are 5 ways industry leaders can ready for Rio: 1. Do more, and do better at showcasing industry successes. "There is a lot of creative energy coming from industry. But the message of risks and opportunities is not getting through. The private sector must send a clearer signal to policymakers," said Paul Simpson, CEO, Carbon Disclosure Project . Industry should provide "remarkable examples" of lower carbon projects, and the underlying economic and...

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