As world leaders leave Glasgow, the beginning of COP26 has seen an impressive list of commitments from governments. A number of countries, including Norway, Denmark and Japan, made significant climate finance pledges a crucial aspect of the Paris agreement and one of the key issues to address in UNFCCC negotiations. The Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use that brings together 110 countries from around the world to end deforestation by 2030 was announced along with the U.K Presidency launching the Breakthrough Agenda – a commitment endorsed by 42 states to accelerate the development and deployment of clean technologies and sustainable solutions by 2030.
The role of technology has been the key theme of the Tech for Climate Action event that the RBA is co-organizing with DEFRA UK this week in Glasgow. Concluding the exhibition today and heading into the RBA-DEFRA Environmental Conference tomorrow, followed by the CEO panel and COP 26 Compass Awards Banquet on Friday, it is inspiring to see so many climate change solutions being presented by RBA members and other leading companies. But tackling the enormity of the climate change challenge requires scale and deeper collaboration.
The RBA and its initiatives, representing nearly 500 companies, are at the center of catalyzing sustainable value for workers, the environment and business throughout the global supply chain. At COP26 the RBA will present a range of tools, programs and services to measure and address social and environmental impacts in supply chains through our community of practice. We hope you will join us for these important discussions and commitments on climate action.