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  • FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest: Day 12

    November 11, 2021

    FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest, Day 12: Thursday 11th November 2021 Late on Wednesday, China and the United States announced a new agreement to cooperate on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, including cutting methane and emissions from high-impact areas like transport and energy. The unexpected collaboration by the world’s two largest emitting nations, after critical comments from both sides both before and during COP26, is significant on its own and could inspire other countries to follow suit.  With...

  • FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest: Day 11

    November 10, 2021

    FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest, Day 11: Wednesday 10th November 2021 Climate Action Tracker, a global scientific research group that presents an annual analysis of COP commitments, issued a warning Tuesday that the pledges made this year put the world on track for heating of 2.4°C – with 2030 commitments particularly insufficient to make progress in stopping heating this decade.  Tuesday’s COP26 programme focused on the intersection of gender and climate, with attention to the disproportionate impact...

  • FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest: Day 10

    November 9, 2021

    FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest, Day 10: Tuesday 9th November 2021 On Monday, COP26 welcomed the star power of former U.S. President Barack Obama, who issued a call to action to young people to engage in politics to have an impact upon the climate crisis, while also challenging the decision by Russia and China’s leaders not to attend the summit.  Simultaneously, vulnerable nations continued to demand greater, faster progress on climate finance commitments, while the UK Government...

  • Connecting to COP26 – View from Latin America

    November 9, 2021

    COP26 – The view from Latin America from Jorge Diaz de Villegas, Senior Partner, and Denise Rockenbach, Senior Vice President, FleishmanHillard Latin America. WHILE THE REST OF LATIN AMERICA HOPES FOR RELIEF TO FINANCE CLIMATE INITIATIVES, ALL EYES ARE ON BRAZIL AND MEXICO | COP26 – The view from Latin America When representatives of Latin American countries, the United States and the UK gathered for a regional summit in the leadup to COP26, Brazil and...

  • FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest: Day 9

    November 8, 2021

    FleishmanHillard COP26 Daily Digest, Day 9: Monday 8th November 2021 As week two at COP26 moves ahead, the United States is sending heavyweight political leaders to the negotiations to reinforce its ambitions and push for further action from its peers. Meanwhile, the UK Government’s Environment Secretary again raised prospects of a UK carbon border tax, while the COP26 Presidency programme will examine climate finance to aid with adaptation, loss and damage caused by climate change.  Today’s...

  • Connecting to COP26 – View from Brussels

    November 8, 2021

    COP26 – The view from Brussels from Jane Gimber, Associate Director, Financial Services and Head of Sustainability, and Maximo Miccinilli, Senior Vice President and Head of Energy and Climate, FleishmanHillard Brussels GETTING ‘FIT FOR 55’ TO BECOME THE FIRST CARBON-NEUTRAL CONTINENT | COP26 – The view from Brussels The EU entered the COP26 negotiations with its 2030 goals clearly laid out on the table: a milestone package of binding legislation - ‘Fit for 55’...

  • 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...