The world is not transitioning to net zero fast enough. Extreme weather events of the past year—with average global warming at 1.1°C over pre-industrial levels—are just a taste of what could lie down the road. If countries fail to become carbon-neutral by 2050, limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5°C will not be possible.
This is the decade to deliver. Business leaders need to respond more aggressively to meet ambitious targets for mitigating climate change. Governments need to invest in climate-resilient infrastructure while reducing social inequalities that have been highlighted by the covid-19 pandemic.
Four months on from COP26, the seventh edition of Economist Impact’s Sustainability Week will examine how existing policy and regulatory frameworks have addressed climate change, and the progress made so far on emission-reduction commitments. Bringing together industry leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs and researchers from around the world, the event will assess how society can take a more holistic approach to sustainability in order to achieve targets and deliver significant impact.
Who should attend?
- Senior sustainability and CSR professionals from all industries
- Business leaders and executives (managers, directors, c-suite) from all industries
- Impact investors / responsible investors
- ESG reporting agencies
- Charities and organisations with an interest in sustainability issues
- Sustainability and climate academics e.g. researchers and professors
- Relevant government bodies, departments and policymakers