Action towards a low-carbon economy

Corporate strategies on climate change mitigation and adaptation

Published: 21/04/2016

The COP21 agreement marks a turning point in international efforts to mitigate climate change. Expectations on governments to deliver are high. But what about businesses? Is there a business case for climate adaptation? Are European companies ready to create a competitive edge towards the rest of the world?

Ecofys has contributed to the CDP EU policy report about corporate strategies on climate change mitigation and adaptation which gives some compelling answers to these questions. The report analyses opportunities, identifies remaining challenges and provides recommendations for companies, investors and policy makers. The assessment builds upon the latest environmental data disclosed by roughly 1,800 European companies, representing 63% of the EU market capitalisation.