Impetus, commitment, scale: Experts break down and pledge the things required to hit climate goals

Experts break down and pledge the things required to hit climate goals

Notes:

  • The COP26 climate change conference, which will take place in Glasgow, Scotland, is rapidly approaching.
  • According to Sanda Ojiambo, CEO and executive director of the United Nations Global Compact, “the climate problem is one thing that unites us around a common issue.”

Concerns about the Environment:

With only a few weeks until the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, discussions concerning sustainability, the environment, and net-zero goals are on many people’s thoughts.

The climate change meeting, which will be hosted by the United Kingdom, has a lot riding on it. Prime Minister Boris Johnson identified COP26 as “the turning point for humanity” in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly last month.

“We must keep temperature rises to 1.5 degrees,” Johnson said, citing the awful repercussions of global warming that were obvious already this summer. He went on to say, “We must come together in a communal coming of age.” “We must demonstrate that we are mature and wise enough to act.”

Taking things one step further, COP26 will cover a wide range of themes.

Adaptation to climate change and the mobilization of finance to achieve climate-related goals will be discussed, and countries have been “asked to come forward with ambitious 2030 emissions reductions targets… that align with reaching net zero by the middle of the century,” according to a document outlining the summit’s goals.

“We must keep temperature rises to 1.5 degrees,” Johnson said, citing the awful repercussions of global warming that were obvious already this summer. He went on to say, “We must come together in a communal coming of age.” “We must demonstrate that we are mature and wise enough to act.”

Taking things one step further, COP26 will cover multiple themes:

Adaptation to climate change and the mobilization of finance to achieve climate-related goals will be discussed, and countries have been “asked to come forward with ambitious 2030 emissions reductions targets… that align with reaching net zero by the middle of the century,” according to a document outlining the summit’s goals.

The United Nations Global Compact advertises itself as the world’s “biggest corporate sustainability project,” with over 14,000 members. It’s a voluntary program based on ten principles relating to human rights, labor, anti-corruption, and the environment. A shift appears to be occurring, according to Adair Turner, head of the Energy Transitions Commission.

“The good news is that there has been a positive ambition loop… a self-reinforcing cycle between what governments say and what the private sector says over the last two years,” he said. “You’ve seen private-sector companies increasingly in number, realizing that with new technologies, they can commit to control and conserve the environment by mid-century,” he said.

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