Historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change

The Global Sourcing Council congratulates global leaders and stakeholders in finalizing an historic agreement to combat climate change and unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future. It was agreed by 195 nations in Paris on December 12. The Paris Agreement is a cornerstone of the UN 2030 Agenda underlined by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are to charter the global development for the next 15 years.

The Paris Agreement for the first time brings all nations into a common cause based on their historic, current and future responsibilities. The private sector is invited to participate in this effort, andclimate change paris is expected to provide the leadership in technological innovation and other SDGs.

The universal agreement’s main aim is to keep a global temperature rise this century below 2 degrees Celsius and to drive efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Please review UN Climate Change website for more detailed information (http://newsroom.unfccc.int/unfccc-newsroom/finale-cop21/)

For COP21 Final document, please click here.

COP 21 Agreement provides a comprehensive, although not perfect, outline for Sustainable Development Goal 13: Take Urgent Action to Combat climate change and its impacts.

Global Sourcing Council has just launched its 17/17 SDGs program which showcases companies that take concrete actions in mitigating climate change risks, as well as promotes best practices that contribute to all 17 SDGs.