Policy - 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26)
2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26)
The global tech industry welcomes the ongoing international commitment to mitigating the effects of climate change and supports the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) 26th Conference of the Party’s (COP26) goals to address this existential crisis.
Climate change presents environmental, economic, and social challenges that demand an immediate and meaningful response on a global basis from all sectors of society, including governments and the private sector. That includes advancing science-based policies that address the climate crisis and accelerating the transition to a sustainable low-carbon economy, which will produce multiple benefits for economic growth, public health, and the sustainability of the global environment.
Information and communication technology (ICT)-enabled efficiency and decarbonization solutions not only provide carbon reduction opportunities for the ICT sector but also enable other sectors of the economy to reduce their climate impact. Doing so will not only help address and minimize the impacts of climate change, but it will also support economic growth, and promote investments and create green jobs that will help avoid irreversible damage to our economies, societies, and planet.
ITI strongly endorses the Conference’s aims of building a sustainable low carbon future through cross-sectoral partnerships and policies that encourage innovation and ensure an equitable and economically dynamic world. ITI has been leading the ICT industry to advocate for climate policies that will help the world reach net zero by 2050. ITI is working with its members, as well as through its data center energy efficiency-focused affiliate organization, The Green Grid (TGG), to support and implement the Conference’s goals of securing global net zero by mid-century and keeping 1.5 degrees within reach, adapting to protect communities and natural habitats, increasing resilience to natural disasters, mobilizing finance, and working together to deliver climate solutions. Read ITI’s statement to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 26th Conference of the Party here.
Learn more about the ways ITI member companies are helping to promote and meet the goals of COP26.
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