Environment & Climate

The environmental principles of the UN Global Compact provide an entry point for business to address key environmental challenges. They apply to areas such as research, innovation, co-operation, education, and self-regulation. These principles can positively influence the large negative effects of human activity on the environment, such as environmental degradation, and damage to the planet’s life support systems.

The business community can contribute through the promotion of cleaner production and responsible entrepreneurship.

Global Initiatives






Global Initiatives of the UN Global Compact and from other Local Networks

Business Ambition for 1.5°C

The Science Based Targets initiative is a partnership between CDP, UN Global Compact, WRI, and WWF. The initiative supports companies to set emissions reduction targets required to limit global warming well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.

Sustainable Ocean Business Action Platform

The Sustainable Ocean Business Action Platform convenes leading actors from business, academia and Government institutions to determine how ocean industries can advance progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Caring for Climate

Caring for Climate is a joint initiative of the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), and the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) aimed at advancing the role of business in addressing climate change.

Global Compact Netzwerk Deutschland: Webinarreihe Klimamanagement "on demand"

Diese neue on-demand Webinarreihe bietet kleinen und mittelständischen Unternehmen einen kompakten Überblick zum Einstieg in ein effektives und ganzheitliches Klimamanagement.

CEO Water Mandate

The CEO Water Mandate is an initiative that mobilizes business leaders on water, sanitation, and the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Local Activities of the Global Compact Network

Switzerland & Liechtenstein

Sharing & Learning on Climate

More information will follow in due course.



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