During COP26, a range of commitments were announced aimed at reducing global emissions and protecting ecosystems upon which human life is dependent. However, action is currently lagging behind what is required to limit average global warming to 1.5°C and protect those most vulnerable to climate change. In the lead up to COP27, businesses must recognise how they will meet the expectations and demands of key stakeholders to reach net zero by 2050.
Urgent emissions reductions are required to meet climate targets. However, a climate strategy that focuses solely on reducing emissions is not enough and will likely fail to realise opportunities to incorporate ongoing reporting requirements, realise efficiency and cost savings, and demonstrate holistic climate leadership.
Nature-based solutions (NbS) and a circular economy model offer comprehensive and practical principles that can minimise climate and environmental-related risks and foster business resiliency, while advancing companies’ progress towards achieving net zero emissions across their value chain. While these concepts are not new, they are now emerging in the business space as key drivers for restoring and protecting biodiversity, ensuring climate justice, and building a truly sustainable economy.
About the Summit
This two-day hybrid event will bring together business, government, and civil society leaders to demonstrate effective solutions for achieving net zero. The Summit will focus on two inter-linked themes – Nature-based Solutions and Circularity – that contribute to company mitigation strategies and the achievement of science-based emissions targets while building overall business resilience, and broader environmental and societal resilience.
Day 1: Circular Economy – 12th October
Day 2: Nature-based Solutions – 13th October
This event is free and open to the public.