The UK is hosting the UN Climate Change Conference - known as COP26 - in Glasgow from 1 –12 November 2021. As we enter this critical decade of climate action – and against the backdrop of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – this summit is poised to be one of the most consequential climate events since the negotiation of the Paris Agreement in 2015.
In order to build a more sustainable, resilient and zero-carbon future – we need a whole economy transformation. Governments must announce strengthened national climate plans - Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) - that are in line with securing a 1.5 degree, resilient future as soon as possible. Businesses, cities, and investors must keep up the momentum (see banner below) by continuing to disclose their environmental data, set science-based emission reductions targets across the entire value chain, and source more renewable energy.
Find out below what actions you can take to accelerate climate action ahead of COP26.
To ensure success on the road to COP26, we need everyone to take action now. Businesses and sub-national actors have an important role to play in accelerating the transition to a zero-carbon economy by committing to robust climate action, they are sending strong signals to governments that they support more ambitious climate policies. These ‘ambition loops’ - virtuous circles of action in which governments and business respond constructively to each other’s signals and together take climate action to the next level - will be key to achieve a whole economy transformation
Grow global momentum by cascading key actions to your suppliers.
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Ahead of COP26, CDP gives three recommendations to policymakers to incentivize further corporate climate action.
Read our policy brief: The time for action is now
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