'Good for your bottom line': Alok Sharma urges businesses to embrace net zero transition

COP26 President tells CBI climate summit that UK businesses should pledge to deliver net zero emissions, decarbonise their fleets and power supplies, and work to establish deforestation-free supply chains

COP26 President-Designate Alok Sharma has called on business leaders to accelerate climate action ahead of the vital UN climate talks this autumn, urging firms to make net zero pledges that can reduce both their carbon emissions and risk profiles as the economy decarbonises over the coming years.

In a speech delivered to a virtual conference staged by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) this morning, the Minister urged businesses to join the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign, which brings together companies and public-sector organisations that have committed to achieving net zero emissions by mid-century at the latest and have established science-based interim emissions targets to reach the goal.

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