Adapting for a Green Economy: Companies, Communities and Climate Change - A Caring for Climate Report

United Nations Environment Programme ; UN Global Compact ; Oxfam ; World Resources Institute (2011)

This report is a resource for companies with a national, regional or global reach that are interested in increasing their strategic focus on adaptation in developing countries where they have operations, supply chains, employees and current or potential custom- ers. While many companies are focused on climate change mitigation — slowing the rate of climate change through reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and other strate- gies — most have yet to develop strategies for dealing with the immediate to long-term consequences of climate change. This report is also aimed at national and international policymakers involved in climate change and sustainable development dialogues and decision-making, including those who will participate in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012 (Rio+20). It is hoped that the report’s findings will be useful for a much wider range of ac- tors as well, including small, local businesses in developing countries that are on the front line of climate impacts; civil society organizations seeking to strengthen their work around climate change and sustainable development; and subnational policymakers, who are in a key position to shape a productive interface among government, communities and businesses.

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