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The United Nations Global Compact International Yearbook 2013

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The aim of the Global Compact International Yearbook is to create a global overview of the achievements of the UN Global Compact (UNGC). The book offers proactive and in-depth information on key sustainability issues to stakeholders around the world and promotes unique and comprehensive knowledge exchange and learning in the spirit of the Global Compact principles. Thus the publication helps to advance transparency, promotes the sharing of best-practices, and, perhaps most significantly, gives a strong voice to the regional and global actors that are at the heart of the initiative. Core issues of the 2013 edition include Stakeholder Management, Integrated Reporting, CSR in Africa, and Climate Chance.

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The world is awaiting innovation

Anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are breaking new records every year. At present, we are on a track that will lead us to global warming of 4 degrees Celsius by the end of the century. The consequences are fatal, and it is mainly the poor of this world who will have to pay for it. Professor Dr. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, member of the IPCC and Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), warns: “If the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, the discussion in Rio needs to go beyond the very broad topic of sustainability and the very narrow concept of ‘green growth.’ ” The following is an exposition of his standpoint.

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