In June 2020, the COP26 High Level Climate Champions launched the ‘Race to Zero’, followed months later by the launch of its sibling campaign, the ‘Race to Resilience’. These two global campaigns are mobilising businesses, investors, cities, and civil society to take immediate action to achieve net zero emissions no later than 2050 (Race to Zero) and strengthen the resilience of 4 billion people in vulnerable communities by 2030 (Race to Resilience).
This event will explore the climate mitigation and resilience agendas and the interlinkages between them. Government representatives, experts, and business leaders will discuss their vision of a net zero, climate resilient world, and the actions they are taking to get there.
By joining this session, participants will gain insights into what it means to set credible net zero targets; the different dimensions of climate resilience; and the importance of both mitigation and resilience in a robust corporate climate strategy. Participants will also develop a common understanding of the responsibilities of government, business, and supply chain stakeholders and how they can collaborate to take meaningful climate action.
- Márcia Balisciano, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, RELX, and Chair of the UN Global Compact Network UK
- Thomas Lingard, Global Sustainability Director - Climate & Environment at Unilever.
- Mike Thompson, Chief Economist at the Committee on Climate Change.
- The Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Minister of State (Minister for Energy, Clean Growth and Climate Change), Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.
- Emma Watson, Net-Zero Senior Manager at CDP and The Science Based Targets initiative.