UNITING THE WORLD TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE
On 31 October – 12 November 2021 the UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow. The conference will be hosted by Alok Sharma, President-Designate, COP26.
The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The UK is committed to working with all countries and joining forces with civil society, companies and people on the frontline of climate change to inspire climate action ahead of COP26.
WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF COP26?
Countries are being asked to come forward with ambitious 2030 emissions reductions targets that align with reaching net zero by the middle of the century.
To deliver on these stretching targets, countries will need to:
- accelerate the phase-out of coal
- curtail deforestation
- speed up the switch to electric vehicles
- encourage investment in renewables.
The climate is already changing and it will continue to change even as we reduce emissions, with devastating effects.
At COP26 we need to work together to enable and encourage countries affected by climate change to:
- protect and restore ecosystems
- build defences, warning systems and resilient infrastructure and agriculture to avoid loss of homes, livelihoods and even lives
To deliver on our first two goals, developed countries must make good on their promise to mobilise at least $100bn in climate finance per year by 2020.
International financial institutions must play their part and we need work towards unleashing the trillions in private and public sector finance required to secure global net zero.
We can only rise to the challenges of the climate crisis by working together.
At COP26 we must:
- finalise the Paris Rulebook (the detailed rules that make the Paris Agreement operational)
- accelerate action to tackle the climate crisis through collaboration between governments, businesses and civil society.
The Chambers of Commerce Network across the world has a huge reach with 53 UK Chambers and 74 international Chambers of Commerce, reaching 7 continents and 65 countries. Together we represent 80,000 businesses across the world.
We have a unique opportunity to come together to take advantage of COP26 – a globally important event which is already generating enormous interest across the world.
We want to showcase the Chamber Network as the leading business organisation on COP26 business engagement by uniting Chambers, countries, companies, multinationals, SMEs, start ups, experts, young professionals, public and private sector… for a successful COP26 and a greener future.
The British Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic (BCCSR) participates in the COP26 Global campaign of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) called “Chambers United for a Greener Future”. Together with the 126 other Chambers, the BCCSR will make sure our members voices are heard.
BCCSR MEMBER IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Is your business reducing your carbon emission? Involved in green finance? A leader in the net zero race? In the run up to COP26, we will showcase the best practices of our BCCSR members.