Name
Accelerating Private Sector Action for a Just Transition to Net-Zero
Date & Time
Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
GUY RYDER LILA KARBASSI MARK KAYE VAISHALI NIGAM SINHA ROBERTO SUÁREZ SANTOS ROY BAGATTINI SHARAN BURROW
Description

The latest IPCC report makes it clear that we must reach net-zero emissions by the early 2050s to avoid the worst—and irreversible—effects of climate change. A swift transition to net-zero depends on science-based decarbonization plans that are inclusive, foster the growth of decent, green jobs, and leave no one behind. Reflecting its commitment to this goal, the UN Secretary-General has launched the Global Accelerator for Jobs and Social Protection, which aims to create at least 400 million jobs, primarily in the green, digital and care economies, and to extend social protection floors to four billion people by 2030. Co-hosted by the UN Global Compact and International Labour Organization, this session will explore how the private sector can accelerate action for a just transition to a net-zero future. Representatives from the United Nations, NGOs, and the business sphere will share experiences, insights, and best practices, with the goal of fostering leadership in the global movement for a people-centered climate response.

Location Name
Virtual Stage 1
Session Type
Plenary