Climate Action: Uniting Business and Governments to Recover Better
In a time of global uncertainty, ambitious climate action is as urgent as ever. The COVID-19 pandemic is profoundly deepening existing inequalities and threatens to reverse progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement.
Now, more than ever, the global business community must showcase leadership to mitigate, respond, recover and create resilience by connecting the dots between these two ongoing emergencies. This Academy Session will open with the launching of “Uniting Business and Governments to Recover Better,” a joint statement from companies in the Science-Based Targets initiative and its Business Ambition for 1.5C aimed at raising the business voice and action for better recovery to a zero-carbon resilient economy, and encouraging governments to match this ambition in their recovery efforts.
Session attendees will learn how a better recovery reduces vulnerability to future disasters and builds community resilience to address physical, social, environmental and economic shocks. A better recovery will also give low-carbon investments and infrastructure a chance, embedding these efforts in national climate plans (Nationally Determined Contributions) to better meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and the SDGs.