UK at COP27
With thanks to our Partners:
GSK is a global biopharma company with a purpose to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together.
The climate and nature crises are an urgent threat to public health. Air pollution worsens respiratory disease, warmer and wetter weather puts more people at risk of malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases, and the destruction of forests increases the risk of pandemics. That is why we have an ambitious commitment to have a net-zero impact on climate and a net-positive impact on nature across our full value chain. We’ve set clear and measurable targets across carbon, water, waste and materials and biodiversity to help achieve these goals.
Climate change and nature loss are already changing patterns of infectious disease and putting health systems under pressure, disproportionately impacting lower-income communities. We are working to build health system resilience to environmental shocks and to innovate medicines and vaccines needed to get ahead of the diseases most affected by environmental change.
NatWest Group is the leading UK bank for business customers, we support 19 million people with their everyday banking and employ over 60,000 staff. This places a significant responsibility on us and is why addressing climate change – one of the biggest issues of our time – sits at the heart of our purpose and strategy.
The actions we take on climate change matter, because every stage of the transition needs to be financed. We are helping our customers to achieve their climate and sustainability ambitions: whether it is by supporting our UK mortgage customers to increase the energy efficiency of their homes, farmers to become more sustainable, or by delivering the finance to enable green business solutions. With the current pressure on energy supplies, food costs and the rising cost of living, these practical solutions are increasingly important and make the long-term case for investment more powerful.
The opportunity the transition presents to businesses is also clear. With the right support, the UK’s SMEs could create tens of thousands of new jobs and businesses and deliver nearly £200 billion in new revenues for the UK economy through the transition.
We are also a founding member of Carbonplace, a platform that connects buyers and sellers of high quality carbon credits, unlocking private finance into carbon projects around the world. In 2022, as our customers face into the growing cost-of-living crisis, we continue to put them first, helping them with the practical tools, support and financing they need to navigate the transition.
Reckitt exists to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. We believe that access to the highest-quality hygiene, wellness and nourishment is a right, not a privilege.
Reckitt is the company behind some of the world’s most recognisable and trusted consumer brands in hygiene, health and nutrition and every day, more than 20 million Reckitt products are bought globally. We always put consumers and people first, seek out new opportunities, strive for excellence in all that we do, and build shared success with all our partners. We aim to do the right thing, always.
We are committed to science-based targets to meet the Paris Climate Agreement by 2030; be carbon neutral by 2040; and power our operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2030. Our ambition is to reach half the world with purpose-led brands and engage 2 billion people in programmes, partnerships and campaigns that inspire behaviour change and create a positive impact.
We’re delighted to be a Partner of the UK Pavilion at COP26 and provide our expertise at this pivotal moment in our collective fight against climate change. Climate change, planetary health and public health are intrinsically linked. As the world convenes to take collective action in November, we look forward to playing our part in a successful, historic and safe summit.
National Grid operates at the heart of a rapidly transforming energy system. We deliver electricity and gas safely and reliably to millions of customers and communities in the UK and the Northeastern US. We are committed to a clean and fair energy future for everyone.
We also have a responsibility as a business to contribute to society more widely – whether that’s by helping the young people of today to become the energy problem-solvers of tomorrow, supporting our customers to use energy more efficiently or working with our communities to deliver clean and renewable energy today.
Tackling climate change and reaching net zero is at the top of our agenda. We are focused on finding ways to decarbonise the energy system – from building interconnectors to allow the UK to share clean energy with our neighbours in Europe, to investing in renewable energy generation in the US. We have also set our own commitments to achieve net zero by 2050.
We continue to work with partners across government, industry and society to maximise new and existing technologies as we intensify our efforts to reach a net zero. We are very excited to take part in COP27 in Egypt this year, and build on our partnership of COP26 in Glasgow.
Our vision is to be at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future.
SSE is at the heart of the clean energy transition, providing energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow. We develop, build, operate and invest in world-class electricity infrastructure that is essential to making energy more sustainable and secure. SSE has a unique breadth of assets and projects across the electricity value chain, including onshore and offshore wind farms, hydro, electricity transmission and distribution networks, power stations, carbon capture and hydrogen storage, solar and batteries, as well as providing energy products and services for businesses and other customers.
A FTSE 100 company headquartered in the UK with a growing presence in international markets in Europe, Asia and North America, SSE employs over 12,000 talented and skilled people, is real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited and was the first company to publish a Just Transition strategy.
SSE has an ambitious £12.5bn capital investment plan to accelerate progress towards net zero over the five years up to 2026, the majority of which will go to low-carbon infrastructure. Sustainability is one of SSE’s core values, is committed to being operationally net zero by 2050 and have set four 2030 business goals aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.