Committee to monitor net zero plans across Government departments in run up to COP26

The Environmental Audit Committee launches a new workstream focused on the Government’s net zero strategy. The announcement follows the Climate Change Committee’s warning that time is running out for realistic climate commitments. Inquiry: Mapping the path to net zero Environmental Audit Committee Setting a new strategic work programme focussed on the Government’s plans and pathway to meet net zero carbon emissions by 2050, the EAC will carefully monitor whether the Government’s strategies are adequate to meet its policy ambitions, and what solutions – if any – can be suggested. With…

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Reckitt to be Hygiene Partner for COP26 climate summit as it unveils 2030 sustainability ambitions

Reckitt announces its partnership with the UK Government as the COP26 Hygiene Partner at the climate change summit in Glasgow between 1-12th November. The announcement demonstrates Reckitt’s purpose in action: to protect heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. Reckitt’s support reinforces the connection between planetary health and the health of people around the world, who are impacted by global warming. These are key goals in Reckitt’s ambitions for 2030 in its programme For a Cleaner Healthier World, announced today and backed by over £1bn…

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Global platform launches to raise ambition on zero emission vehicles ahead of COP26

RouteZero, a global platform to call for ambitious commitments to zero emission vehicle adoption has launched today to show momentum ahead of the UN climate change summit, COP26. Led by international non-profit the Climate Group and the UN High Level Climate Champions, alongside partner organisations[1], RouteZero engages businesses, cities, states, regions, investors and individuals in the shift toward emissions-free road transportation. RouteZero covers all motorised road vehicle segments, including cars, vans, buses, medium and heavy-duty commercial trucks, as well as two and three-wheelers.  The goal is to increase commitments from…

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Sainsbury’s unveils new brand slogan as it is named Principal Supermarket Partner of COP26

Sainsbury’s will take a leading role in helping shoppers improve their diets while helping to reduce their impact on the environment one plate at a time. In late spring, the retailer will retire its ‘Live Well for Less’ brand motto and launch its new mission, focusing on ‘Helping Everyone Eat Better’ and will share more with its colleagues and customers on what this means for them in the coming months. The retailer has also been announced as the Principal Supermarket Partner for the United Nation’s international climate change conference, COP26,…

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PRCA sets sight on COP26 and misinformation in the climate crisis

The PRCA has launched a focused initiative to fight the spread of misinformation, ahead of a bid to promote the importance of ethical communication at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). The launch comes as the spread of misinformation continues to pose a significant threat to solving one of humanity’s biggest issues.  Professional communicators play a vital role in tackling misinformation as well as accurately advising leadership teams across the public, and private and third sectors, on the most effective methods of communicating climate crisis related activity.  A small strategy group…

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