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Lima brings some clarity, but hard work needed to make Paris a success

BUSINESSEUROPE's first reaction on the results of the climate negotiations in Lima

Director General Markus J. Beyrer said: "The Lima conference brings some extra clarity on the collective working method towards the Paris talks, but we've now much work to do to provide a successful global climate deal in December 2015. To make Paris a success, all negotiators must acknowledge that climate change is a global problem that needs a global solution and efforts from all. Europe has stepped forward with a very ambitious emissions reduction target. We need comparable efforts and willingness from China, the USA, India and all other large carbon-emitting economies. On the way to Paris, all negotiating governments should support the idea of a level playing-field for global industrial production. Business not only has a responsibility to tackle climate change, it is also key to the solution if the global framework gives it the confidence and security it needs to invest and innovate."

Last updated: 22 September 2015