November 24, 2015


The much anticipated 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) hosted by UNFCCC kicks off next week, and First Environment is participating in a big way.  According to UNFCCC, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations the meetings are aiming to achieve a “legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.”  An anticipated 50,000 participants are estimated to be in attendance, including 25,000 official delegates representing governments, inter-governmental organizations, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and civil society representing nearly 200 parties from across the globe.


Tod Delaney is attending in support of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and ISO’s greenhouse gas technical committees, as well as ISO’s Climate Change Coordinating Committee (CCCC). At a climate neutrality and resilience side event taking place on Tuesday, December 1st, he will present the latest developments and recommendations from the CCCC as well as next steps for the group. Experts in the areas of climate science and standards development will also discuss the need for systems and greater stakeholder engagement in order to bring about the next generation of standards; namely, one in which sustainability and climate resilience is integrated. Panel members, including Dr. Delaney, will discuss opportunities for collaboration among standard setting organizations; capacity building; and interactive platforms for climate neutrality, resilience, and sustainability in support of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs).


For more information on this open event hosted jointly by the GHG Management Institute and ISO please see the event brochure.


For more information on COP21, visit the official website.


View a the complete list of COP21 side events.


First Environment contact:

Kristy Cerullo