The Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary (BCSDH) has decided to join the international Live Earth movement following a call from the President of Hungary, János Áder, and the WBCSD. The initiative encourages the active participation of member companies for getting the most people to join up.
“Live Earth: Road to Paris” will allow people to have their voices heard and let world leaders know that their citizens expect them to act this year on climate change – said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon . The specific goal is to get one billion signatures from concerned citizens before the UN climate change conference convenes in Paris in December 2015.
According to the Business Council it is extremely important that the Paris Climate Summit is successful. Accordingly, it seeks to support the campaign actively. The initiative was launched in January this year by former US vice-president Al Gore, and has been personally promoted by János Áder in Hungary.
Last year more than 100 scientific and civil experts and CEOs actively contributed to defining the goals for Hungary to be met by 2020, including those relating to climate change. The next step is to specify exactly what the contribution of business will be in order to facilitate the meeting of these goals (http://action2020.hu/climate-change/).
A Hungarian website www.elobolygonk.hu, established by the President of Hungary, will be the platform for collecting these ‘climate-votes’ and ensuring that your personal support will be counted in the international campaign.
The BCSDH believes that if its member companies join the initiative, actively use their own assets and motivate their stakeholders to dynamically participate in collecting domestic ‘climate votes’, it will make a significant contribution to meet the global ‘a billion signatures’ target. Our mother organisation, WBCSD, is a global partner of the initiative.
Let’s join our voices in demanding environmental accountability from world leaders!