The business community is increasingly understanding the strategic imperative and competitive advantages that come with embedding environmental sustainability into their operations, products and services.
Businesses across the region will be required to reduce their activity in line with local, regional and national targets. For example, Birmingham City Council is committed to achieving net zero by 2030 and the West Midlands Combined Authority aims to achieve this by 2041, with a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions every five years from 2021. On a national scale, the UK economy is legally bound to achieve net zero by 2050.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference brings together parties from across the world to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
For COP26, the 26th summit, the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce produced a range of content to brief businesses on the key outcomes, including blogs on clean energy transitions and nature regeneration, and a video on what the outcomes mean for businesses.