Taskforce on Low-Carbon Prosperity: Recommendations
The Low-Carbon Prosperity Task Force was a business-led multistakeholder collaboration that engaged over 80 Forum Industry Partners and experts from nearly 40 academic, non-governmental organizations and public sector institutions during 2009. The implications of their work are profound. Their proposals constitute a potential new dimension of the emerging international architecture on climate change – a series of practical public-private collaborations to enable faster progress within the overarching framework that governments negotiate. This report builds on two prior phases of work that Forum Members have undertaken on climate change in cooperation with governments. The first was a task force of 24 CEOs that issued initial policy suggestions to G8 leaders before their 2005 Gleneagles Summit at the invitation of Prime Minister Tony Blair. The second was a detailed set of recommendations on the design of a longterm policy framework developed as part of the Gleneagles Dialogue and endorsed by over 100 CEOs from every region and industrial sector and transmitted in June 2008 to G8 Leaders before their summit in Hokkaido-Toyako.