In less than a month, Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW 2022) will open in Santo Domingo, marking a return to in-person climate weeks in the region.
Biden: US will halve emissions by 2030
Brilliant news to begin the day of President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate – the US commits to more than halving its 2005 baseline emissions level by 2030.
The new target is a welcome confirmation of the new Administration’s recommitment to the Paris Agreement, to making policy guided by science, and to plotting interim targets on a credible pathway to net zero by 2050 or sooner.
The fact the US is in a position to pursue a halving of emissions by 2030 is testament to the hard work and commitment of US governors, mayors, CEOs, investors and civil society to keep alive the flame of climate ambition during the difficult past four years.
The Biden-Harris Administration has today sent the strongest possible signal from the world’s second-biggest emitter that the Race to Zero is truly on, and that those not yet in the Race will be left behind.
As one example, the vision to rapidly and fully decarbonize the country’s electricity grid within 15 years brings with it the exciting promise of new jobs, updated infrastructure and innovative new industries that can help the US compete on the world stage.
We look forward to further ambitious commitments at the Summit later today and in the weeks to come, from both national governments and the companies, investors, cities, states and regions that make up the “real economy” across the world, to whom we say “come join our #Race to Zero”.
Giving importance to sustainability is essential to meet investor pressure, consumer demand, regulatory requirements, talent acquisition and ensure increased productivity, explains Talal Rafi, Deloitte Climate and Sustainability Consultant.
This week’s Bonn Climate Conference provided an opportunity to take stock of real economy action and workshop how non-State actors can help address loss and damage.
Deloitte Climate and Sustainability Consultant, Talal Rafi, explains why with increasing support for environmental sustainability, green investments and climate innovation, key sectors can decarbonize and move towards a net zero.