Climate Action Programme
“RAISING BUSINESS AMBITION FOR 1.5°C: SETTING A SCIENCE-BASED TARGET” Webinar Series starting on 29 April.
The UN Global Compact Network UK is delighted to invite you to the “Raising Business Ambition for 1.5°C: Setting a Science-based Target” webinar series starting on 29 April.
Over the past several years, science-based target-setting has rapidly become the most effective way for companies to align their corporate goals with the Paris Agreement. As many as 800 companies have already committed to set a science-based target. As stated in the 2018 IPCC Special Report on Global Warming, the transition to a low-carbon economy must be accelerated globally in order to hold warming to 1.5°. We are calling on all companies — across sectors — to set their science-based target with a new level of ambition — one that aligns with the 1.5° target.
This webinar series is held in partnership with the Carbon Trust, a mission-led global organisation who have supported numerous businesses worldwide in setting their science-based targets. We will explore the business benefits of setting a science-based target in line with 1.5°, specifically looking at the opportunities and challenges of implementing a science-based target by sector. The webinar will feature guidance from experts at the Carbon Trust and best practice examples from sector case studies. More information about Science-Based Targets can be found here. Participation is free! Register for your sector specific webinar below:
Wednesday 29th April, 10am – 11am BST: RAISING BUSINESS AMBITION FOR 1.5°: SETTING A SCIENCE-BASED TARGET FOR THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SECTOR;
Wednesday 6th May, 10am – 11am BST: RAISING BUSINESS AMBITION FOR 1.5°: SETTING A SCIENCE-BASED TARGET FOR THE IT SECTOR;
Wednesday 13th May, 10am – 11am BST: RAISING BUSINESS AMBITION FOR 1.5°: SETTING A SCIENCE-BASED TARGET FOR THE ENERGY AND UTILITIES SECTOR;
Wednesday 20th May, 10am – 11am BST: RAISING BUSINESS AMBITION FOR 1.5°: SETTING A SCIENCE-BASED TARGET FOR THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR;
Wednesday 10th June, 10am – 11am BST: RAISING BUSINESS AMBITION FOR 1.5°: SETTING A SCIENCE-BASED TARGET FOR THE FINANCE SECTOR;
Wednesday 17th June, 10am – 11am BST: RAISING BUSINESS AMBITION FOR 1.5°: SETTING A SCIENCE-BASED TARGET FOR THE RETAIL AND MANUFACTURING SECTOR.
We plan to host a Construction sector webinar in May and will confirm this in due course. To learn more about science-based targets, listen to our introductory webinar here and a webinar hosted by the United Nations Global Compact here.
COP 26: POSTPONED TO 2021...
Glasgow will host the United Nations Framework Convention on
Climate Change's (UNFCCC) 26th 'Conference of the Parties' (COP26).
The UNFCCC entered into force in 1994. The 197 countries that have ratified the convention are called 'Parties to the Convention'. Preventing dangerous human interference with the climate system is the ultimate aim of the UNFCCC. It binds member states to act in the interest of human safety, even in the face of scientific uncertainty. The ultimate objective of the convention is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations 'at a level that would prevent dangerous, anthropogenic (human-induced) interference with the climate system'. It also states that, 'such a level should be achieved within a timeframe sufficient to allow ecosystems to adapt naturally to climate change, to insure that food production is not threatened, and to enable economic develpment to proceed in a sustainable manner'.
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(Postponed for now, but check back for updates....)
Workshop: Implementing the
The UN Global Compact Network UK will be holding a workshop on the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations in partnership with The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S). The workshop will take place over half a day in April 2020 (date TBC), in London.
Designed for finance and sustainability professionals across all sectors, this workshop will focus on the practical steps teams can take to adopt the TCFD recommendations. It will provide an engaging and informative environment for companies and organizations to share and learn from others.
Gain insights into approaches being adopted by peers to implement the TCFD recommendations.
- Hear from practical examples of how to start implementing the recommendations.
- Develop a broader understanding of climate risks and opportunities.
- Assess what you are currently doing and how you can advance to full disclosure of the TCFD recommendations.
- Participate in an environment where participants can share and discuss challenges and solutions.
This is the first activity of our newly established Climate Action Programme. Further details of the workshop will be shared in the coming weeks.
To register your interest please contact the Climate Action Programme Manager, Amy Collins.