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"Communiqué from International Business Leaders
in advance of the
United Nations Climate Change Conference 2007"

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This communiqé - is a nice piece of Public Relations - in association with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, an association that still believes sustainability can be squared with economic growth, failing to understand that this planet is round and finite.

In the communiqué the businesses "pledge to engage positively with governments to help develop the policies and measures that are needed internationally and nationally for the business sector to contribute effectively to building a low carbon economy."

These words would become meaningful if the leaders would engage in halting economic growth and reducing and reducing resource consumption and carbon emissions by reduction of speed and transportation and by increasing longevity of products.

But no. They write themselves "we believe that tackling climate change is the pro-growth strategy".

Factually the business leaders and the theoretical masters still follow the ideology of economic growth, which demonstrably always leads to an increase in the rate of resource consumption and environmental pollution (including greenhouse gases).

Humanity's numbers and per capita consumption already poses a burden on the planet that is far higher than the earth's carrying capacity. Thus, instead of growing we have to reduce and contract.

Neither the business leaders nor the politicians negociating climate change appear being aware of the overarching ecological principles. The communique transpires the illusion that technology and money will furnish solutions. But technology will not be able to replace nonrenewable resources and life that is gone for ever. Nor will it be able to mitigate the effects of climate change.

When resources and a normal climate are gone, money will be worthless. Like the ancient King Midas who could not eat gold, we can't eat the virtual bank accounts that will no longer represent physical goods.

Board members from SwissRe, Credit-Suisse and WBCSD have expressed publicly that we can and must continue to grow. The Intergovernational Panel on Climate Change claims that mitigation of climate change will only marginally reduce the growth rate of the economies. So even this IPCC believes the earth has no limits, one could conclude.

I believe negotiations on climate change must take place between scientists, who can then inform the public and the members of the disciplines of economics and politics about the actions to be taken.

Helmut Lubbers
ecological psychologist and
environmental scientist @

This comment was also submitted online 1 December 2007 at
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    "Communiqué from International Business Leaders in advance of the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2007"

    as published in the Finacial Times and at on 30 November 2007. The conference is taking place in Bali from 3 to 15 December 2007. (Copyright notice)

    This communiqué comes from the business leaders of over 150 global companies. It is being issued in advance of the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2007, taking place from December 3 to 14 in Bali, Indonesia.

    The scientific evidence is now overwhelming. Climate change presents very serious global social, environmental and economic risks and it demands an urgent global response.

    As business leaders, it is our belief that the benefits of strong, early action on climate change outweigh the costs of not acting:
    • The economic and geopolitical costs of unabated climate change could be very severe and globally disruptive. All countries and economies will be affected, but it will be the poorest countries that will suffer earliest and the most
    • The costs of action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change are manageable, especially if guided by a common international vision
    • Each year we delay action to control global emissions increases the risk of unavoidable consequences that will likely necessitate even steeper reductions in the future, causing potentially greater economic, environmental and social disruption
    • The shift to a low-carbon economy will create significant business opportunities. New markets for low carbon technologies and products, worth billions of dollars, will be created if the world acts on the scale required
    In summary, we believe that tackling climate change is the pro-growth strategy. Ignoring it will ultimately undermine economic growth.

    It is our view that a sufficiently ambitious, international and comprehensive legally-binding United Nations agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will provide business with the certainty it needs to scale up global investment in low-carbon technologies. We believe that an enhanced and extended carbon market needs to be part of this framework as it offers the necessary flexibility, allows for a cost-effective transition and provides financial support to developing countries.

    In order to avoid dangerous climate change, the overall targets for emissions reduction must be guided primarily by science. Even an immediate peaking in global emissions would require a subsequent reduction of at least 50% by 2050, according to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change, and the later the peak in emissions, the greater the required reduction. All countries will need to play their part but we recognise that the greatest effort must be made by those countries that have already industrialised.

    At the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December in Bali, Indonesia, countries will have an opportunity to agree a work-plan of comprehensive negotiations to ensure such an agreement can be signed in Copenhagen in 2009, to come into force post 2012.

    We urge world leaders to seize this window of opportunity.

    In return, we pledge to engage positively with governments to help develop the policies and measures that are needed internationally and nationally for the business sector to contribute effectively to building a low carbon economy.

    Copyright: We reproduced this article for reference reasons only.
      - Signed by members of the UK and EU Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change:
    1. Ron Teerlink, Member of the Managing Board, ABN AMRO
    2. Nicholas Walsh, Executive Vice President, AIG
    3. Clement Booth, Member of the Board of Management, Allianz SE
    4. Jonson Cox, Chief Executive Officer, AWG
    5. Peter Hubbard, Chief Executive Officer, Axa Insurance
    6. Ian Cheshire, Chief Executive Officer, B&Q
    7. Stephen Nelson, Chief Executive Officer, BAA
    8. Ben Stimson, Director of Responsibility & Reputation, BSkyB
    9. Sam Laidlaw, Chief Executive Officer, Centrica
    10. René Obermann, Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Telekom AG
    11. Andrea Valcalda, Chief Coordinator of the Environment and Innovation Project, Enel
    12. Paul Golby, Chief Executive Officer, E.On
    13. Alain Grisay, Chief Executive Officer, F&C
    14. Charlie Mayfield, Chairman, John Lewis
    15. Neil Carson, Chief Executive Officer, Johnson Matthey
    16. Ray Baker, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Kingfisher
    17. Truett Tate, Group Executive Director, Wholesale & International Banking, Lloyds TSB
    18. Garrett Forde, Chief Executive Officer, Philips Lighting, Philips
    19. Bart Becht, Chief Executive Officer, Reckitt Benckiser Group
    20. Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric
    21. James Smith, Chairman, Shell UK
    22. Stuart Graham, President and Chief Executive Officer, Skanska AB
    23. Mervyn Davies, Chairman, Standard Chartered
    24. Trude Sundseth, Senior Vice President for Environment and Climate, Statoil Hydro
    25. Kim Jones, MD UK & Ireland, Sun Microsystems
    26. Lucy Neville-Rolfe, Executive Director, Tesco
    27. Patrick Cescau, Chief Executive Officer, Unilever
    28. Simon Lewis, Group Corporate Affairs Director, Vodafone
      - The Bali Communiqué has also been signed by:
    29. Roderick Munsters, Chief Investment Officer, ABP
    30. Richard Lawn, Chair of the Green Committee, Access Accounting
    31. Juan Ramón Silva, General Manager, Acciona
    32. Frank Henke, Global Director - Group Social & Environmental Affairs, Adidas
    33. Andre Veneman, Director Corporate Social Responsibility, Akzo Nobel
    34. Cynthia Carroll, Chief Executive Officer, Anglo American
    35. Peter Norman, Executive President, AP7
    36. Terry Hill, Chairman, ARUP
    37. Mr. A J Devanesan, President, Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings
    38. Michael O'Sullivan, President, Australian Council of Super Investors
    39. Rafael Codoñer Seguí, Chief Executive Officer, Bancaja Habitat
    40. Marcus Agius, Chairman, Barclays PLC
    41. Frank Chapman, Chief Executive Officer, BG Group
    42. Silla Maizey, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, British Airways
    43. Cassandra Gardiner, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Cable and Wireless
    44. Todd Stitzer, Chief Executive Officer, Cadbury Schweppes
    45. John Chiang, California State Contoller, California State
    46. Russel Read, Chief Investment Officer, CalPERS
    47. Jack Ehnes, Chief Executive Officer, CalSTRS
    48. Christine Hodgson, UK Finance Director, Capgemini
    49. Frank Pegan, Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Super
    50. Manuel de Melgar y Oliver, Corporate and Public Affairs general manager, Cementos Portland Valderrivas
    51. Neville Isdell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Coca Cola
    52. Manfred Wennemer, Chief Executive Officer, Continental AG
    53. John Smith, Director, CP Holdings
    54. Ivan Mišetic, Chief Executive Officer, Croatia Airlines
    55. Elliott Mannis, Chief Executive Officer, D1 Oils plc
    56. Will Peskett, Head of corporate citizenship, Diageo
    57. Nigel Knowles, Joint Chief Executive Officer, DLA Piper
    58. Charles Holliday, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dupont
    59. Nicholas Cox, Managing Director, Earthcare Products Ltd
    60. Andy Harrison, Chief Executive Officer, EasyJet
    61. Tod Cohen, Vice-president GR and general Counsel, ebay
    62. Mark Prior, Regional Managing Director, EC Harris International
    63. Ignacio Heudet de Vigo, Chief Executive Officer, Elcogas
    64. Jose Casas Marin, Deputy Vice-President, Endesa
    65. Fiona Wain, Chief Executive Officer, Environment Business Australia
    66. Peter Young, Strategy Director, Enviros
    67. Robin Bidwell, Executive Chairman, ERM
    68. Arantza Laskurain Artetxe, Director of Foundation, Eroski Foundation
    69. Niall McCarthy, Director, Eureka Funds Management
    70. Richard Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Eurostar
    71. Dr. Peter Schnurrenberger, Head of Corporate Safety, Health and Environmental Protection, F.Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
    72. José Mayor Oreja, Chief Executive Officer, FCC Construcción,
    73. Valentin Alfaya Arias, Quality and Environment Director, Ferrovial
    74. Mr. Alexander M. Kloosterman, Member of the Group Executive Committee, Fortis
    75. Dan Henkle, Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility, GAP
    76. Nani Beccalli-Falco, President & Chief Executive Officer, GE (International)
    77. Karl E. Watkin, Chairman, Green Antlantic Partners Ltd
    78. Alex Worrell, Chairman, Helius Energy
    79. Colin Melvin, Director - Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment, Hermes Investment Management Ltd
    80. Anne-Marie Corboy, Chief Executive Officer, Hesta
    81. David Hall, Chief Executive Officer, HFL Ltd
    82. Stephen Green, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Bank
    83. Michael Hawker, Chief Executive Officer, IAG
    84. Damian Moloney, Chief Executive Officer, Industry Funds Management
    85. Abdallah Nauphal, Chief Executive Officer, Insight investments
    86. Daniel T. Hendrix, Chief Executive Officer, Interface Inc.
    87. James Flanagan, Head of Communications and Investor Relations, International Power plc
    88. Christine Poon, Vice Chairman, Johnson & Johnson
    89. Edward Bonham Carter, Chief Executive Officer, Jupiter Asset Management
    90. Ioannis Alafouzos, Vice President, Kathimerini
    91. Greg Batts, UK Country HSE Director & EAMER HSE Operations Manager, Kodak
    92. John Griffith-Jones, UK Chairman, KPMG
    93. Ian McCaig, Chief Executive Officer,
    94. Greg Clarke, Chief Executive Officer, Lend Lease
    95. Joana Marfoh, Head of treasury and pension fund management, London Borough of Islington Pension Fund
    96. Jean-Paul Agon, Chief Executive Officer, L'Oreal
    97. James A Quille, Chief Executive Officer, Macquarie Global Property Advisors
    98. Stuart Rose, Chief Executive Officer, Marks and Spencer
    99. DK Matai, Executive Chairman, mi2g Ltd
    100. Andrew Honey, Chief Executive Officer, Microgeneration
    101. Zouhair A. Khaliq, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mobilink Pakistan
    102. John Stewart, Group Chief Executive Officer, National Australia Bank
    103. Peter Brabeck, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nestle SA
    104. Thomas Di Napoli, NY State Comptroller, New York State
    105. Rachel Webber, Director, Energy Initiatives, News Corporation
    106. Mark Parker, President & Chief Executive Officer, Nike Inc
    107. Mr Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, Chief Executive Officer, Nokia
    108. Simon Beresford-Wylie, Chief Executive Officer, Nokia Siemens Networks
    109. Lise Kingo, Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff, Novo Nordisk
    110. Frans van Houten, Chief Executive Officer, NXP Semiconductors
    111. Helen Wright, Head of Environment, O2
    112. Mr. M. Rasheed Jung, Managing Director, Pak-Arab Refinery Ltd.
    113. Jalees Ahmed Siddiqi, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Pakistan State Oil Company
    114. Wilem W Frischmann, Chairman, Pell Frischmann Consulting Engineers Ltd
    115. Steven Kline, Vice President, Corporate Environment and Federal Affairs, PG&E
    116. Dr. Francesco Gori, Managing Director, Pirelli Tyre
    117. Roger Saillant, President and Chief Executive Officer, Plug Power Inc.
    118. Kieran Poynter, Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers
    119. Antonio Calvo Roy, Corporate Responsibility and Industrial Relations Manager, Red Electrica de Espana
    120. Antonio Brufau, Chief Executive Officer, Repsol YPF
    121. Charles Blundel, Director of Public Affairs, Rolls Royce
    122. Bridget McIntyre, UK Chief Executive Officer, Royal & Sun Alliance
    123. Barbara Kux, Member Group Management Committee and Chair of the Sustainability Board, Royal Philips Electronics
    124. Du Yingzhuo, Managing Director, Ryle Technology
    125. Julius Brinkworth, Head of Energy and Environment, Sainsburys
    126. Alan Brown, Chief Investment Officer, Schroders Investment Management
    127. Jose Luis Del Valle Doblado, Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Power
    128. Christopher Kirk, Chief Executive Officer, SGS
    129. Fan Xiaohong, Senior General Manager, Sewind Co Ltd, Shanghai Electiric
    130. Paul Dougas, Chief Executive Officer, Sinclair Knight Merz
    131. Ioannis Alafouzos, Chairman, SKAI
    132. Sebastian Escarrer Jaume, Chief Executive Officer, Sol Melia
    133. Jeremy Leggett, Chief Executive Officer, Solarcentury
    134. Mr Hideki Komiyama, President, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications
    135. Gerard Mestrallet, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Suez
    136. Brian Robins, Chief Marketing Officer, Sungard
    137. Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Suntech Power Holdings
    138. Jonathan Maxwell, Founding Partner & Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Development Capital LLP
    139. Leo Johnson, Co-Founder, Sustainable Finance
    140. Ivo Menzinger, Managing Director, Sustainability & Emerging Risk Management, Swiss Re
    141. Cecily Joseph, Head of CSR, Symantec
    142. Robert Berendes, Head Business Development, Syngenta International
    143. Claus du Rietz, Vice President Environment, Tetra Pak
    144. Peter Saunders, Chief Executive Officer, The Body Shop
    145. Ian Morrice, Chief Executive Officer, The Warehouse, NZ
    146. Simon Fineman, Chief Executive Officer, Timbmet
    147. Joan Bavaria, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trillium Asset management
    148. Thomas Leysen, Chief Executive Officer, Umicore
    149. George David, Chief Executive Officer, United Technologies
    150. John Barnes, Environment and Sustainability Director, United Utilities plc
    151. Peter Moon, Chief Investment Officer, Universities Superannuation Scheme
    152. Sir Richard Branson, Chief Executive Officer, Virgin
    153. Jurgen Leohold, Head of Group Research, Volkswagen
    154. Colin Byrne, Chief Executive, UK & Ireland, Weber Shandwick
    155. David Raymond Morgan, Chief Executive Officer, Westpac
    156. Chris Cole, Chief Executive Officer, WSP Group
    157. Haiyan Liu, Managing Director, Wuxi Ryle Zhufeng Technology Ltd,China
      - The Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change gratefully acknowledges
      the support of the following leaders and organisations:
    158. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development,
    159. Mike Mason, Chief Executive Officer, Climate Care
    160. Sebastian Gallehr, Chief Executive Officer, European Business Council in Sustainable Energy
    161. Nigel Hughes, Chief Executive Officer, Green Light Trust
    162. Tom Flood, Chief Executive Officer, BTCV
    163. Daniel M. Kammen, Founding Director, Renewable & Appropriate Energy Laboratory, Berkeley University
          Information provided by the Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change Cambridge Programme for Industry, 3 December 2007
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  • zaannnan?????? --> HRH speaks about climate change during a day of engagements in Wales 7th November 2007 The Prince of Wales told business leaders that climate change is the biggest challenge facing society during a visit to Wales today. Speaking at the All Nations Centre in Cardiff, The Prince said urgent changes had to be made, or Earth would become uninhabitable. He said: "I don't think there is a more urgent issue for any of us to be addressing at work, at home, and indeed in every facet of our lives, than climate change." The Prince told delegates at The Prince of Wales's Business Summit on Climate Change that their companies play a key role in dealing with the issue. His Royal Highness described the evidence on climate change as "frightening" and "alarming". He added: "It must surely be clear by now that the longer we leave it before taking effective action, the more dire the situation will become and the more desperate the measures that will be needed." The Prince described why the summit was so important, saying: "In the face of the evidence, doing nothing is simply not an option - it can't be any more, because of the urgency of the situation. "What on earth is the point of waiting until we test the world to destruction, because we believe really rigidly in empirical, evidence-based science, before taking decisive action? "On this occasion it will quite simply be too late." The Prince urged everyone - businesses and members of the public alike – to help protect the environment. His Royal Highness said: "I would just like each of us to spend a little time thinking about the costs of not getting this right - asking ourselves what our children and grandchildren will say when they look back and assess what we did about climate change, when we actually knew the evidence, and in the light of what we knew. "At the current levels of progress it seems likely that their assessments of our generation will be rather harsh. "This really is the most important issue facing us as a society and as a species. "Because, let's be clear, our planet will survive a high degree of climate change. Planets do survive. But only one planet, as far as we know, currently has the very precise conditions our species needs to survive. This is the problem. "Make no mistake about it, we are well on the way to destroying those conditions, and making our planet uninhabitable." The Prince joked: "I know - I've been talking to the plants and trees for years now and you'd be amazed at what you can pick up." His Royal Highness concluded by saying: "This is not about saving the planet. Actually, it's about saving us. That is where each and every one of us has a responsibility to do what we can." The Prince urged companies to work together to reduce the impact of climate change, and to reduce their carbon footprints. His Royal Highness described changing the habits of the general public with regard to tackling climate change as "a real challenge" and asked retailers to engage with customers on the issue. The Prince said he was "indebted" to members of the business community for attending the summit and said it was not too late to make a real difference. First Minister Rhodri Morgan addressed the conference, transmitted via video link to simultaneous summits in Edinburgh and St Asaph, North Wales, this morning. Delegates included Science Museum director Professor Chris Rapley, South Wales Police Chief Constable Barbara Wilding, Corus director Richard Leonard, Ann Beynon, BT Director Wales, and Jane Davidson, Minister for the Environment in the Welsh Assembly. Earlier in the day, The Prince planted a cross in a Field of Remembrance dedicated to those who died in battle. At a sombre service in the Alexander Gardens of Cathays Park, Cardiff, His Royal Highness said it was "humbling" to see the sheer number of crosses in the ground with each one marking a life lost in battle. The Prince also visited a memorial to the men and women who died serving the UK during the Falklands War 25 years ago. Flanked by the Welsh Assembly First Minister Rhodri Morgan and Captain Norman Lloyd-Edwards, the Lord-Lieutenant of South Glamorgan, The Prince bowed his head during prayers for the fallen. The open-air service, led by the Rev Stuart Lisk and attended by veterans from an assortment of regiments, also included prayers for peace in modern times. A bugler played the Last Post before two minutes' silence was held. After planting a cross in the park's Field of Remembrance, The Prince gave a short speech: "It is extremely humbling to look around this garden of remembrance and to see such an array of crosses. "Each cross representing a life lost in the service of this country. "It is a particularly poignant reminder that the significance of the poppy is as relevant today as it ever was. "Our armed forces continue to be engaged in operations overseas where, sadly on a daily basis, young men and women are being injured or lose their lives in the service of this country." He added: "I therefore hope that it gives some comfort to those grieving families of all generations that we do and will remember them." Earlier in the day, The Prince visited the National Museum of Wales where he attended a reception and met members of the Royal British Legion. His Royal Highness also spent time at the Falklands war memorial in Cathays Park which has a five tonne Quartzite rock from the battlefield of Mount Harriet as its centrepiece. Andy Jones, Secretary of the South Atlantic Medal Association (SAMA), was responsible for organising the memorial. The Prince of Wales is Patron of SAMA. He said: "It means a heck of a lot to all the veterans for The Prince to come here." Before leaving for his next function, The Prince spoke to journalism post-graduate students who had gathered outside the park to greet him. Catherine Bolsover, 22, said: "He said he hoped we were learning about the ethical side of journalism. He was lovely." Richard Porter, also 22, said: "We came out during shorthand class to see him. He asked about shorthand and whether it was difficult and very useful." He added: "He was lovely though." For his final engagement of the day, The Prince of Wales presented champion fighter Joe Calzaghe with a Lonsdale belt from the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of a lifetime of achievement in the sport of boxing. The latest accolade for the 35-year-old boxer from Newbridge, south Wales, comes days after he became the undisputed super-middleweight champion of the world by defeating Denmark's Mikkel Kessler in front of 50,000 fans at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. The function was held in the banqueting hall of Cardiff Castle and was attended by Joe Calzaghe's parents Enzo and Jackie, and his partner Jo-Emma Lavin. During the introductions, Joe’s promoter, Frank Warren, told The Prince his fighter was a great example to youngsters all over Britain. Before the presentation of the belt, The Prince talked to Joe Calzaghe about the rigours of having to lose weight ahead of his fights and related it to his own experience while playing polo. "Fighting is easy," Joe told The Prince, "making the weight is the hardest part. "My natural weight is 14 stone and I've put a stone and a half on after the fight." The Prince also asked the fighter if everyone was cheering for him on Saturday and Joe replied: "Yes, but there was quite a lot of Danish there." His Royal Highness also spent time talking to Calzaghe's stable mate and WBA light-welterweight champion Gavin Rees, who also hails from the Newbridge area of south Wales. After The Prince left the castle, Joe said: "It's been a fantastic week. It is great to be here and I'm enjoying every minute of it. "So much hard work was put into training and winning on Saturday night. This is a great honour." The Lonsdale belt presented to Joe Calzaghe will not join his collection, which includes the WBC, WBA and WBO, as it will be retained by the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame. Since his victory, Joe Calzaghe admitted he had not slept much and had viewed his fight six times. "It is fantastic," he said. "I've been buzzing ever since. 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