Statement by the Business and Industry Major Group at the Ministerial Roundtable

Norine Kennedy, Vice President, Environment, Energy and Strategic International Engagement,The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) (2013-02)

Business places particular importance on UNEP’s efforts to strengthen its scientific base and to ensure its work is founded on sound science. In that connection, we hope to explore options to provide business community cooperation with UNEP on science and research matters relating to its work program. We note with interest the idea of a periodic conference on the State of The Planet, bringing decisionmakers together with scientists, business and other important stakeholders to define priorities and take note of progress.