ITC brings the voice of small businesses to COP26
Here’s what we’ll be raising in Glasgow
This year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 is a crucial summit for the sustainability of small businesses.
Members are expected to take stock of progress towards their commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and discuss how they can contribute further during the conference.
In addition, the conference will focus on commitments to build resilience to climate change, mobilize funding and increase collaboration to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Executive Director of the International Trade Center (ITC), will be in Glasgow, Scotland on November 6 to join the global delegations of the Conference of the Parties.
The micro, small and medium enterprises with which ITC works are important for the social and economic endurance of developing countries. Small businesses account for over 50% of jobs – but at the same time also account for over 50% of industrial greenhouse gas emissions.
Helping them improve their environmental performance and become resilient to climate change is to ensure economic development for better lives as well as the achievement of environmental goals.
COP26 offers an opportunity to discuss, work together and commit to a better and safer future for the planet and for people.
The International Trade Center will bring the voice of small businesses to COP26 through various commitments to shape the policies necessary for the transition to a green economy:
At Making climate action everyone’s business organized by the International Chamber of Commerce on November 4 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CET, ITC will host the panel ‘Climate resilience in agricultural value chains – Strengthen the competitiveness of SME ”. We will exchange ideas with a young ecoentrepreneur from Peru, an innovative European agricultural company, a global agribusiness representative and a business support organization based in Vietnam on best practices and innovative solutions to improve the resilience of small agribusiness companies. to climate-induced business risks. and future shocks.
At FACT Dialogue (Forest, Agriculture and Commodity Trade), hosted by the COP26 Presidency and supported by the Tropical Forest Alliance on November 6 at 08:45-11:30 GMT, Pamela Coke-Hamilton will join Theresa May and Alok Sharma, COP26 President, and supply chain participants, to discuss and agree on principles for collaborative action and a common roadmap on sustainable land use and international trade.
At Chatam House COP26 Event, ITC will join leaders of international organizations and ministries for a panel discussion titled ‘How trade and trade policy can support positive climate action for nature ”, on November 6 at 12:10 p.m.-2: 10 p.m. GMT. In this forum, ITC will focus on ways the international community can work with all ecosystem business organizations to help businesses “go green”.
The UN / WTO side event on 6 November at 6.30-7.45 p.m. GMT, will discuss how climate finance and trade can help build resilience to climate change. The event will feature heads of government as well as high-level representatives from the International Trade Center (ITC), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC), United Nations Office of Senior Representatives for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small States Island Developers (UN-OHRLLS), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), joined by private sector representatives.
To learn more about ITC’s GreenToCompete initiative, please visit: www.intracen.org/greentocompete
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