IPCC reports are indicating that climate change will fundamentally impact our societies and economies. Risks from carbon-intensive business models have already made several investors divest from coal and other fossil fuel-based assets and further adjust their analysis and allocations in alignment with the de-carbonization imperative. In the meantime, social movements, driven especially by young people who are already changing lifestyles e.g. on food and clothing, are powerfully transforming markets. Business is witnessing that these changes are here already, and that governments are acting to accelerate the transition to decarbonized economies.
While the UK and four Scandinavian countries have written their targets to reach net zero CO2-emissions by 2050 into law, Spain, France and New Zealand are currently going through the legislative process – with the EU leaving no doubt that similar processes are underway. Several US-States have also committed to net zero.
With a clear business case for decarbonization in mind, hundreds of major global companies have already committed to reach net-zero emissions between 2030 and 2050. This Roundtable is designed to help companies prepare for these trends and to lead. Registration is open for WEC members as well as non-member companies upon personal invitation.