October 7, 2020 8:00 am October 8, 2020 5:00 pm UTC+0

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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.

Webinar: Company Practice on Communicating Carbon Neutrality Goals and Achievements: How to Avoid Misunderstandings

We were overwhelmed by the huge interest in the topic of our webinar and cordially thank you all for joining the webinar titled: “Company Practice on Communicating Carbon Neutrality Goals and Achievements: How to Avoid Misunderstandings”

We hope you enjoyed Liz Willmot (Microsoft), Ralf Pfitzner (Volkswagen), Cynthia Cummis (WRI/SBTi) and Wolfgang Berger (DFGE – Institute for Energy, Ecology and Economy) exploring how leading companies are communicating their response to the Paris climate agreement. Glenn Prickett of the World Environment Center moderated the session.

Details of the event can be found here. If you would like the presentation slides & recordings of the webinar please email skonduri@wec.org

April 28, 2020 10:30 am 12:30 pm

Please join Liz Willmot (Microsoft), Ralf Pfitzner (Volkswagen), Cynthia Cummis (WRI/SBTi) and Wolfgang Berger (DFGE – Institute for Energy, Ecology and Economy) for a webinar exploring how leading companies are communicating their response to the Paris climate agreement. Glenn Prickett of the World Environment Center will moderate the session.

In the light of a growing number of companies communicating decarbonization plans, there is a risk that business decision-makers and stakeholders alike get confused about what Carbon Neutrality means and how the term differs from Net Zero emissions. Furthermore, many are not sure to what extent Carbon Offsetting is a legitimate way to respond to the Paris climate agreement of 2015. To avoid disappointment among stakeholders and eventually the need for disruptive action this webinar’s goal is to clarify a number of issues:

  • How are leading companies communicating their decarbonization programs?
  • What are the differences between industry sectors and what can be expected?
  • How to define Carbon Neutrality vs. Net Zero?
  • How do companies make sure that carbon offsetting doesn’t replace ambitious reductions from their own operations and value chains?

We plan an interactive webinar with live surveys and immediate evaluations in a moderated group discussion.

Professionals from business, government, NGOs and academia focused on corporate affairs, strategy development and goal-setting processes will find this webinar of particular interest, as well as experts in corporate responsibility/sustainability and EHS.

If you are not able to join us live but are interested in the content, please register anyway to ensure you receive the full recording and presentation slides.

You may register at the following link

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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April 28, 2020
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