Why Climate Leadership?
The latest IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report leaves no doubt:
we are witnessing climate change, and its rapidity in the last for decades is our responsibility.
If we want to at least have a chance to stop the climate crisis, the business must take radical steps at the level of basic products and services, production and management processes and even entire business models.
The transformation of production and consumption patterns will affect business models at their core, forcing higher efficiency in the use of raw materials and specific measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
At the United Nations Environment Assembly which took place in March 2019, resolution “Solving Environmental Issues Through Sustainable Business Practices” (UNEP/EA.4/L.5) was adopted. It calls the private sector to intensify actions for implementation, scaling-up and duplication of sustainable business practices.
Secretary General Antonio Guterres appeals to all of the leaders to take specific action immediately and as a result reduce emissions of greenhouse gases over the next decade by 45%. This is a necessary condition to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.