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UN Global Compact Network UK Climate Forum 

25th – 26th November 2020

Though COP26 has been delayed, climate action cannot be put on hold. For this reason, the UN Global Compact Network UK is organising a two-day virtual event to ensure the climate conversation is advanced and action delivered while COVID-19 challenges are navigated.

The Climate Forum will bring together business, government and civil society leaders to progress, shape and showcase ambitious climate action. The event will feature a programme dedicated to supporting businesses to transition to a net zero future, with keynotes and panels by experts and leaders, and facilitated debates and webinars. The discussions will be framed around several themes, including green recovery, green jobs, ambition loops, and emissions reduction.

You can register for the following sessions below (further details to be confirmed):

Agenda

25th November 2020

26th November 2020

UK Government and Business Climate Dialogue: Reaching Net Zero Through Science-Based Targets

In partnership with CDP

(session to be confirmed)

9:30 - 11:00 GMT

This dialogue will convene government and business leaders to advance business adoption of 1.5°C aligned science-based targets and advance the UK governments’ net zero goal. UK Ministers, CEOs, and climate experts will share their climate objectives, show a pathway of how companies from all sectors and sizes can commit to 1.5°C science-based targets, and support understanding of the role that each stakeholder must play to increase climate action ambition, and ultimately transition to a net zero economy.

Reducing Scope 3 Emissions – Use of Sold Products

10:00 - 10:45 GMT

This session will focus on the Scope 3 category defined in the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, “Use of Sold Products.” The webinar aims to support companies by exploring how to begin measuring emissions from the use of sold products and practical steps for reducing these emissions.

Climate Q&A Surgery – Decarbonising Logistics

14:00 - 15:00 GMT

In this Q&A surgery, participants will engage in a conversation with experts around: the barriers to EV uptake and how to overcome them; the role of government and business to accelerate the transition to electric transport; the benefits of transitioning to electric fleets; and more.

Closing Debate – Carbon Offsets

15:00 - 16:30 GMT

This formal debate will air the arguments for and against carbons offsets and aims to enable companies to make better informed decisions about how they will utilise carbon offsetting in their own net zero carbon strategies.

Global Goals and the
Just Transition

15:30-16:30 GMT

Join this session to explore how a Just Transition towards a low carbon economy can ensure we protect workers’ livelihoods, generate new industries and create a fairer society. Hear from some of the organisations who are taking steps to make the Just Transition a reality.

Other sessions to be confirmed!

Release of briefing - Race to Zero: Mobilising Leadership for a Net Zero Economy

This briefing explores how businesses can support the Race to Zero campaign and contribute to the urgent climate change agenda, and why they must take immediate action.

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