At both the global and domestic level, companies, governments and citizens are now grappling with the challenges posed by keeping global temperature increases under the 2°C mark. WIG members from across the sectors have cited decarbonisation, energy transition, sustainable finance, and climate change mitigation and adaptation as some of their main areas of attention. The contribution of the UK to each of these areas, as well as its role as a leader in environmental issues, will come into sharper focus as the UK is bidding to host the COP26 Climate Summit in 2020.
Meanwhile, as renewable energy, low-carbon tech and sustainable finance mark a turning point in the global economy, emerging markets, clean growth and upskilling capabilities provide excellent opportunities across the sectors.
The events of the Environment and Climate Change Series will bring together cross-sector players to ensure that these challenges and opportunities are best addressed and utilised for the benefit of industry, government and wider society.
Within the Environment Series, WIG will focus on four key areas which include: