28 Nov, 2023
Why does COP28 matter, and how might it influence the future of your business? Find out more here…
This year marks the 28th annual meeting of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP), also known as COP28. It is here that almost 200 countries will meet to agree on steps to tackle climate change. Attendees include world leaders, leading scientists, campaigners, business chiefs and lobby groups.
COP28 will take place in Dubai from 30th November until 12th December 2023. This has been controversial because the UAE is one of the world’s top 10 oil-producing countries. Fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal, are considered one of the main causes of climate change because of the greenhouse gases they release.
In 2015, the first legally binding international treaty on climate change was introduced, also known as The Paris Agreement. Its goal is to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees, preferably 1.5, compared to pre-industrial levels. This target is crucial to avoid the most damaging impact of climate change, and to achieve this, scientists recommended reaching net zero by 2050. However, we’re not on track for this, and the planet is currently on course for about 2.5 degrees by 2100, even with current pledges.
As well as the progress towards the existing Paris Agreement, COP28 will also focus on:
The outcome of this meeting will lead to future changes which could impact how your business operates. It’s just a case of what these changes will be and when they will come into force. Some examples include:
In addition, as awareness around climate change grows, consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious. Therefore, those actively demonstrating a commitment to sustainability will attract more customers and build stronger brand loyalty.
ISO 14001 Environmental Management is an internationally recognised standard that helps you reduce your environmental impact. Here are just some ways it will help you tackle climate change:
To join the fight against climate change and start your journey towards a more sustainable future, request a free, no-obligation quote today or contact our friendly advisors on 0330 058 5551.
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