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Business-Environment Summit Considers Climate Change

23 April 2008: The Global Business for the Environment Summit, jointly organized by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Global Compact, discussed business-driven solutions for mitigating and adapting to climate change. During the 22-23 April 2008 event in Singapore, UNEP announced that ten new participants had joined the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net). Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director said CN Net was "a small but growing band of countries, cities and corporations [who] are making the clear and explicit statement that aspiring to low – even zero – emission economies is not some unobtainable pipe-dream but a path to profitability, stability and sanity in an increasingly unstable world.

The existing and new participants are leading by example and proving the art of the possible and a determination to be part of a global climate solution.” CN Net, which was launched in February 2008 during UNEP's Governing Council in Monaco, is an online forum set up by UNEP, in cooperation with the UN Environment Management Group, to tackle the challenge of increasing greenhouse gases.

UNEP press release on CN Net, http://www.unep.org/Documents.Multilingual/Default.asp?DocumentID=531&ArticleID=5776&l=en

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