With increased commitments from major emitters around the world, the White House’s Leaders’ Summit on Climate has provided renewed momentum for global climate diplomacy. With the important COP26 climate summit less than six months away, the task for the UK presidency will be to encourage a continued increase in global commitments, whilst making sure that new targets translate into concrete action to put the world on track for the 1.5ºC goal of the Paris Agreement.
On 26 May, from 9.30am-11am, Aldersgate Group held an event that provided an overview of the targets and delivery plans that leading businesses are putting in place to play their part and put themselves on track for net zero emissions. Businesses set out the challenges and opportunities that they face and what specific negotiation outcomes and global initiatives they need from COP26 to help them accelerate their transition.
Following a keynote speech from Matt Toombs, Director of Campaigns and Engagement at Cabinet Office’s COP26 Unit, senior business leaders from across the economy tackled a range of critical questions including:
Introduction and Chair:
The event was live tweeted using #COP26 from @AldersgateGrp.