Doha Global Business Day is the premier business event at United Nations climate change conferences. It will be the sixth global business day organized by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) during the United Nations Climate Change Conference at the Diplomatic Club, Doha, Qatar.
Theme: The day will provide global business with the opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to low-carbon economic growth, provide business perspectives on diverse on-going activities around decarbonisation and the opportunities and challenges for scaling-up actions. At Doha where the beginnings of a post 2020 agreement are being sown, it is important to keep up the momentum for climate action as an integral part business strategy and country planning. New technologies, processes, services are being developed daily while negotiations continue. Decisions made and signals given at Doha will affect the appetite for bold business action in different sectors and different regions.
Business Day will look ahead at the business perspective of diversifying the energy mix by 2050 in the framework of global green growth, and the essential drivers to keep moving towards a global low-carbon economy. The afternoon will have a special focus on the opportunities for green growth in the Middle East. It will provide a nexus for business leaders, government officials and others in the climate community to maintain a call for action and to provide momentum towards solutions and partnerships, to counter the climate dilemma.