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On 31 October – 12 November 2021 the UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow. The conference will be hosted by Alok Sharma, President-Designate, COP26.

The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The UK is committed to working with all countries and joining forces with civil society, companies and people on the frontline of climate change to inspire climate action ahead of COP26.

What are the four COP26 goals?

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Secure global net zero by midcentury and keep 1.5 degrees within reach
Countries are being asked to come forward with ambitious 2030 emissions reductions targets (NDCs) that align with reaching net zero by the middle of the century. To deliver on these stretching targets, countries will need to accelerate the phaseout of coal, encourage investment in renewables, curtail deforestation and speed up the switch to electric vehicles.
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Adapt to protect communities and natural habitats
The climate is already changing and it will continue to change even as we reduce emissions, with devastating effects. At COP26 we need to work together to enable and encourage countries affected by climate change to protect and restore ecosystems, build defences, put warning systems in place and make infrastructure and agriculture more resilient to avoid loss of homes, livelihoods and lives.
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Mobilise finance
To realise our first two goals, developed countries must deliver on their promise to raise at least $100bn in climate finance per year. International financial institutions must play their part and we need to work towards unleashing the trillions in private and public sector finance required to secure global net zero.
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Work together to deliver
We can only rise to the challenges of climate change by working together. At COP26 we must finalise the Paris Rulebook (the rules needed to implement the Paris Agreement). And, we have to turn our ambitions into action by accelerating collaboration between governments, businesses and civil society to deliver on our climate goals faster.

Involvement NBCC

The Netherlands British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) participates in the COP26 Global campaign of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) called “Chambers United for a Greener Future”. Together with the 126 other Chambers, the NBCC will make sure our members voices are heard. The NBCC will be present in Glasgow, along with other UK-based and international chambers, to make sure its members are involved and represented at this crucial summit.
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NBCC member in the spotlight

Is your business reducing your carbon emission? Involved in green finance? A leader in the net zero race? In the run up to COP26, we will showcase the best practices of our NBCC members.

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NBCC Policy asks survey

COP26 presents an excellent opportunity for NBCC members to have their voice in climate change recognised. It is vital that businesses of all sizes are given platforms in which their opinions can be heard; without opportunities for inclusion, attempts to tackle such enormous current issues as climate change would be difficult.

This survey ahead of COP26 is a platform through which multinationals as well as SMEs, startups and scaleups are given a chance to make policy needs known. The outcome will be presented in the form of a joint statement.

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NBCC Joint statement

In week 40-43 we will present the joint statement with the key policy asks of our members to the key stakeholder. This joint statement will be based on your policy asks for the UK Government, the Dutch Government and the COP26.

Make sure your voice is heard, and fill in our COP26 survey.

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Newsletter on outcome of COP26

Register now for our newsletter and make sure you don’t miss out on this important mailing on what has been achieved on COP26, what it means for your business and advice on how you can best adapt.

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