After Agreement in Paris, businesses will need to be 2degC compliant

Following agreement to constrain global warming to ‘well below 2°C’ at COP21 in Paris, businesses, as well as governments, will be obliged to demonstrate how they will be 2°C compliant.

After two weeks of intense negotiations and lobbying, the agreement reached by the global community at COP21 in Paris sets an agreed target to constrain global average temperature rise to ‘well below 2°C’, with an ultimate target of 1.5°C.  It is clear that with voluntary commitments made by many of the world’s nations in Paris resulting in a predicted temperature rise of 2.7°C, much more is yet to be done.