On 29 October, representatives of private companies, the third sector and the governments of the UK, Italy and Argentina discussed the agenda for COP26 – the United Nations Conference on Climate Change – which will take place in November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Argentine Foreign Minister Felipe Solá, Ambassadors Mark Kent (UK) and Giuseppe Manzo (Italy) and the High-Level Champion for COP25, Gonzalo Muñoz from Chile, and for COP26, Nigel Topping from the UK, all took part in the virtual event, entitled “The Road to COP26: Dialogue with the private sector on climate action in Argentina”.
Participants discussed ways to achieve a carbon-neutral economy, energy transition, sustainable mobility and other issues relating to the protection of our planet.
As well as those mentioned above, the MFA Director of Environmental Affairs, Silvia Vázquez; the COP26 Ambassador for Latin America and the Caribbean, Fiona Clouder; and representatives of private companies, including Unilever, Enel, Ledesma, Sistema B, Ternium, Diageo, Jaguar Land Rover and Volt Motors also took part in the event.
Other participants included authorities from FARN (Environment and Natural Resources Foundation), CEADS (Argentine Business Council for Sustainable Development), UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Argentina and the group of environmental campaigning journalists Periodistas por el Planeta.
UK Ambassador Mark Kent said:
COP26 poses the challenge of building a fairer, greener and more inclusive economy. Next year, our objective will be to increase global ambition towards a climate-resilient, net zero economy.
These global challenges require global solutions. Today, more than ever, we need co-operation, not just among countries, but also between the public and private sector. That is why we organise events like this one, so that we may all join efforts.
You can watch the event here: Road to COP26