Posted by: XL Results Foundation | December 12, 2007

XL invited to UN Climate Change Conference

XL Group Chairman Roger Hamilton & CEO Ian Grundy have been invited to join a session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali on Monday 10th December. This invitation is as a result of the meeting held this September at the UN in New York between Roger and Georg Kell, Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). At this meeting XL committed to supporting the UNGC’s environmental principles and has since launched initiatives in this area and a partnership with the UN.

The Bali UN Conference, hosted by the Government of Indonesia, brings together representatives from over 180 countries together with observers from intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations. The two week period includes the sessions of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, its subsidiary bodies as well as the Meeting of the Parties of the Kyoto Protocol.

What is needed from this event is a breakthrough in the form of a roadmap for a future international agreement on enhanced global action to fight climate change in the period after 2012, the year the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol expires. The main goal of the Bali Conference is threefold: to launch negotiations on a climate change deal for the post-2012 period – to set the agenda for these negotiations – and to reach agreement on when these negotiations will have to be concluded.

The evening session that Roger & Ian will attend will include keynote presentations as business leaders take stock of progress and share ideas for developing the impact of ‘caring for climate’. There will also be an update on the Carbon Disclosure Project and a message from the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy.

Many XL Life Members are involved in initiatives and programmes that support and care for our environment and we will be bringing you updates and reviews of the Bali event in XL Magazine and on XL Radio.

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