The Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS) is a non-profit civil association that promotes sustainable development through articulation with governments and civil society, in addition to disseminating the most current concepts and practices on the subject.
CEBDS was founded in 1997 by a group of great Brazilian businessmen, attentive to the changes and opportunities that sustainability brought, especially after Rio 92.
Today, it brings together around 80 of the largest business groups in the country, with sales equivalent to around 45% of GDP and responsible for more than 1 million direct jobs.
Representative in Brazil of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) network, which has nearly 60 national and regional councils in 36 countries and 22 industrial sectors, in addition to 200 business groups operating on all continents.
COP - Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international treaty resulting from the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, known as the Earth Summit, held in Rio de January in 1992. It establishes the basic obligations of the 196 Parties (States) and the European Union to combat climate change.
The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the supreme decision-making body of the UNFCCC. The Parties meet every year to review progress in implementing the Convention, in which other instruments that support its establishment are proposed, evaluated and approved.
The first COP was held in Berlin, Germany, in 1995. There have already been 25 COPs held. The COP Presidency alternates the UN regions: Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Western Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean. CEBDS has actively participated in the Conference since 1998.
Over 100 Brazilian companies commit to combat climate change.
The " Business Leaders for the Climate” manifesto is a commitment towards a low carbon economy and represents the position to be taken by them to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26).
The initiative is led by CEBDS, supported by several business associations.