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BusinessNZ joins major economies business forum

Media release
21 December 2010

BusinessNZ joins major economies business forum

BusinessNZ has joined the Major Economies Forum on Energy Security and Climate Change (BizMEF), a partnership of business organisations in leading economies that work to promote energy security and cooperative action on climate change.

BizMEF was formed a year ago at the Copenhagen meeting on climate change and BusinessNZ joined the partnership following this year’s meeting in Cancun, Mexico.

BizMEF organisations represent more than 25 million businesses worldwide.

BizMEF’s role is to provide responsible business views as input to the international climate change discussions, given that business and industry will provide most of the investment, technology, and innovation needed to implement new international agreements and domestic responses to climate risks.

Stephen Eule, Vice President Climate & Technology, US Chamber of Commerce, welcomed BusinessNZ’s participation.

“The invitation to join this high level group is in recognition of New Zealand’s outstanding work promoting the role of markets in addressing climate change, and BusinessNZ’s track history in contributing to global discussion on how business and governments can work together to achieve the transition to a lower carbon intensive future,” Mr Eule said.
Other BizMEF partners are the business associations of Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the EU, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, the UK and US.


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