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  • COP26 Daily Digest: Day 6

    November 5, 2021

    FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest, Day 6: Friday 5th November 2021 As we approach the halfway point of COP26, organisations are beginning to assess the potential impact of commitments made at the summit. The International Energy Agency reports that if all pledges are delivered in full, global heating could be limited to 1.8 degrees Celsius, but the University of Melbourne predicts heating of 2 degrees Celsius, increasingly seen as unacceptable.  We also highlight the impact of the...

  • Connecting to COP26 – View from Canada

    November 5, 2021

    COP26 – The view from Canada from Pierre Cyr, Senior Vice President at FleishmanHillard HighRoad in Ottawa. OILPATCH BUBBLES IN RESPONSE TO TRUDEAU’S CLIMATE AMBITIONS | COP26 - The view from Canada Having made his speeches and climate commitments, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau concluded his participation in the COP26 climate conference on Tuesday along with other heads of state and government. Now the real climate negotiations begin as diplomats carry out their leaders’ marching...

  • Connecting to COP26 – View from Gen Z

    November 5, 2021

    COP26 – The View from Gen Z With today’s COP26 agenda dedicated to discussion around youth and public empowerment, we hand the megaphone over to five Gen Z colleagues at FleishmanHillard UK, to get their thoughts on the conference thus far. As our Purposeful Business and Youth & Culture teams found overwhelmingly in their recent report, 'The Voice of the Climate Generation', Gen Z is ready to be heard on issues related to the climate...

  • Connecting to COP26 – View from Berlin

    November 4, 2021

    Connecting to COP26 – the view from Berlin from Dr Sebastian Schwark, Partner and Head of Corporate Reputation at FleishmanHillard, Berlin. AFTER MERKEL, THE SEARCH FOR CLIMATE LEADERSHIP | COP26 - The view from Berlin In Germany, climate change is front and centre of political and public debate. With COP26 viewed as the last, best hope, the German public is obsessed with decarbonization and the net-zero transition, and as Chancellor Merkel departs after 16 years...

  • COP26 Daily Digest: Day 5

    November 4, 2021

    FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest, Day 5: Thursday 4 November 2021 Wednesday’s finance-focused agenda at COP26 saw new commitments to ramp up climate finance and shift away from the financing of fossil fuel production, though not without scepticism.  The financial sector has been criticised for continuing to enable the expansion of non-renewable energy sources, as well as not developing adequate mechanisms to make climate finance more accessible for developing countries. Progress in both areas is seen...

  • COP26 Daily Digest: Day 4

    November 3, 2021

    FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest, Day 4: Wednesday 3 November 2021: Tuesday in Glasgow focused on further pledges and funding commitments to scale up green technology and make it more affordable, headlined by a new European Union Catalyst programme. In addition, more than 100 countries signed up to the voluntary Global Methane Pledge, led by the United States and EU, which will cut methane emissions by 30 percent of 2020 levels by 2030.  €1BN INNOVATION FUND...

  • Connecting to COP26 – View from Greater China

    November 3, 2021

    Our perspective on China’s climate approach from Patrick Yu, General Manager of FleishmanHillard Hong Kong | COP26 – View from China President Xi Jinping’s absence from COP26 has raised concern from other delegates and stakeholders who see China as key to stopping climate change. Xi, who has not travelled outside China since the start of the pandemic, had been expected to make a video address, but ultimately provided a written statement, emphasising three main points...

  • COP26 Daily Digest: Day 3

    November 2, 2021

    FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest, Day 3: Tuesday 2 November 2021: COP26 moves to day two of the Leaders Summit, after reaction to India’s 2070 net-zero announcement dominated news and commentary overnight. Developing countries’ leaders used their platforms yesterday to advocate for significant improvement to climate finance while mobilising commitments to forest protection was also a priority.  Today’s COP26 Daily Digest also begins our ‘Connecting to COP26’ series, with perspectives from around the FleishmanHillard network. Insights...

  • Connecting to COP26 – View from Washington, D.C.

    November 2, 2021

    COP26 – The view from Washington, D.C.  from Mike Schmidt, Partner and Public Affairs practice head at FleishmanHillard Washington, D.C. U.S. KEEPS FOCUS ON ‘AMBITION’ AMID BIG QUESTIONS AT HOME AND ABROAD | COP26 – The view from Washington, D.C. When President Biden hosted a climate summit with world leaders in April, the White House’s keyword was ‘ambition’ – pledging the United States would do more to reduce carbon emissions, while working to get other countries...

  • COP26 Daily Digest: Day 2

    November 1, 2021

    As UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares to open the COP26 Leaders Summit in Glasgow, he faces significant scepticism about the potential for a successful two weeks. The G20 meeting in Italy failed to result in agreement on a net-zero emissions target for 2050, with grim pronouncements about progress having only “inched forward”, according to Johnson.  Read on for the FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest for 1 November 2021 from our COP26 Unit. Contact the FleishmanHillard...