The Road to COP26: What Is the Role of Business in a 1.5°C Future?
In its first major report in nearly a decade, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) observed the climate crisis is already causing “widespread and rapid changes” and declared human activity — specifically carbon emissions from the burning of fossil fuels — is “unequivocally” to blame. We’re already locked into at least 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming, the IPCC warns, but we still have a chance to cap global temperature rise at 1.5 or 2 degrees — avoiding the worst impacts of the climate crisis — if we employ immediate, decisive interventions to reduce emissions.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called the IPCC’s findings a “code red for humanity,” and with the annual U.N. climate conference having been postponed a year due to COVID-19, in the fall all eyes will be on COP26.
Running ahead of the U.N. General Assembly, Climate Week NYC and Global Goals Week, the third edition of 3BL Forum: Brands Taking Stands – LIVE! will explore the business role on the road to these pivotal negotiations. We’ll discuss how companies can cut their own emissions, engage with governments, suppliers and peers on climate-smart policies, and ensure climate justice for at-risk communities worldwide.