The Paris Agreement: What it means for business

  • Stephen Webb
  • Joanna Zhou
  • Billie Stevens
  • Emily Chalk
  • Andrew Clarke

The Paris Agreement on climate change is unprecedented in its scope, will define the global economy of the 21st century, and has immediate impact on businesses around the world. 

Previous attempts to negotiate a universal agreement on climate change have either failed or resulted in a limited set of countries taking on modest greenhouse gas emissions reductions without a clear process for improving them over time. In contrast the global community is now acting in unison and agreeing to do so for decades to come.

In partnership with Business for Social Responsibility, the We Mean Business Coalition and the NewClimate Institute, DLA Piper has co-authored The Paris Agreement: What it Means for Business - a qualitative and quantitative report interpreting the key implications and impacts of the Paris Agreement for business and investors.

This special report provides analysis on market opportunities across economies and sectors under the Paris Agreement. It also provides information on future risks arising from climate change, as well as insights into actions taken by leading businesses in an increasingly competitive and "green-conscious" economy.