EOS Climate is one of over 100 companies, including Shell, Unilever, Cathay Pacific, EDF Energy, Braskem, Statoil, Swiss Re, Ricoh, Delphi Group and Skanska, who have endorsed the Carbon Price Communiqué presented to the European Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard, and distinguished Ambassadors to the European Union, at an event in Brussels on November 19.
The Communiqué, signed by Matt Jones of EOS and CEOs from the other companies, calls on policymakers to focus on achieving a clear, transparent and unambiguous global carbon price, to bolster investment needed to achieve substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. It applauds the implementation of carbon pricing systems in developing countries and regions, and calls for such measures to be expanded.
This show of support for a market mechanism will be part of messaging by the EU, Australia, and other governments at the 18th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, in Doha, Qatar, November 26 – December 7. The Communiqué was coordinated by The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change, with contributions from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the International Emissions Trading Association.