The Road to Net Zero
Since Earth Day 2020, we have been focusing on the progress industry is making towards carbon neutrality, holding sector-specific sustainability conversations, and building towards the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26), to be held in Glasgow in November 2021.
 
The British Chamber is proud to have achieved Carbon Neutrality for 2019 and offset our emissions for the year.
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What does net zero mean for the UK?
How you can get involved in the Race to Zero
Race To Zero is a global campaign to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, investors for a healthy, resilient, zero-carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.
 

It mobilizes a coalition of leading net zero initiatives, representing 454 cities, 23 regions, 1,397 businesses, 74 of the biggest investors, and 569 universities. These ‘real economy’ actors join 120 countries in the largest ever alliance committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest. Collectively these actors now cover nearly 25% global CO2 emissions and over 50% GDP.

Led by the High-Level Climate Champions for Climate Action – Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Muñoz– Race To Zero mobilizes actors outside of national governments to join the Climate Ambition Alliance, which was launched at the UNSG’s Climate Action Summit 2019 by the President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera.

The objective is to build momentum around the shift to a decarbonized economy ahead of COP26, where governments must strengthen their contributions to the Paris Agreement. This will send governments a resounding signal that business, cities, regions and investors are united in meeting the Paris goals and creating a more inclusive and resilient economy.

 

Race to Zero collaborates with the following initiatives and organisations which businesses may consider interacting with:

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Our Carbon Neutral Journey
The Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) team helped the Chamber to calculate our Scope 1,2 and 3 footprint for the calendar year 2019, including our flights, office energy consumption, travel to, catering at, and logistics of the Chamber events we held throughout the year, and have offset the result by including us in their internal voluntary carbon offsetting scheme.
 
Recognising that measuring and offsetting is just the beginning of the journey, the next steps are for our committees to support the Chamber to take action in making positive sustainable changes to our processes, and reducing our footprint for 2020 and beyond.
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