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The Net-Zero Playbook – Building Resilience, Accelerating Growth
May 24, 2022 @ 9:00 am - May 25, 2022 @ 5:00 pm SMT
Climate and weather extremes caused by climate change and their adverse impacts on cities and their economies will continue to increase with every additional increment of rising temperatures. At the recent COP26, one-hundred and ninety-seven countries reaffirm their commitment to the Convention and the goals of the Paris Agreement, committing to limit the global average temperature rise to 1.5 ̊C. Countries stressed the urgency to accelerate climate action where carbon dioxide emissions must be reduced by 45 percent of current levels by 2030 to reach net-zero by 2050.
The countries further agree to the Glasgow Climate Pact, a new climate deal calling for accelerates climate action in this critical decade, and to adopt net-zero standard technologies as part of decarbonization programs including scaling up low-emission energy systems in all economic sectors. Despite receiving resounding political and boardroom supports, there are raising concerns among the policymakers and the industry leaders seeking clarity, directions and solutions on the climate action plan. There are more vital questions than answers. What policy is needed to be aligned with 1.5 ̊C? What solutions can be deployed immediately and scale quickly? What unicorn and innovative products or services could revolutionize the decarbonization market in the next decade? What opportunities does a net-zero economy provides to industries and how does it drives sustainable development growth?
The NZA2022 with the overarching theme “The Net-Zero Playbook – Building Resilience, Accelerating Growth” aims to provide the answers through a curated program; delivering changed perspectives and assessments to support government and business’s climate transition action plans in meeting net-zero emission targets. The Summit will provide essential discussions on potential net-zero carbon roadmaps to address GHG emissions in companies, industries, and cities’ own operations and value chains. Each session is designed to incite new ideas and provide valuable insights and guide policymakers and leaders in making informed decisions when developing climate-resilient policies and business models. Development of green growth and circular policies and incentives to promote uptake of climate mitigation technology in cities and industries will be part of the agenda.
The NZA2022 will further elaborate on a practical net-zero playbook for transition to net-zero. Focused sessions on embedded carbon reduction in supply chains from company operations to scaling up clean energy and energy efficiency in the transport and built environment sectors, and the role of ESG in environmental reporting to trading of carbon allowances and offsets for high-value carbons will be presented and discussed by the international experts, industry leaders and policymakers from across 15 countries. The Summit aims to deliver clear and actionable way forward approaches and strategies, and solutions for the accelerated climate action plan in transitioning towards net-zero futures.
The Key takeaways from the Global Net-Zero Action 2022 are:
• What are the green growth opportunities in science-based decarbonization technology for industrial, transport and energy applications;
• How ESG and sustainability disclosures and reporting drives performance and credit ratings of Corporates and SMEs;
• Why the adoption of net-zero supply chain practices is necessary and how it opens up new opportunities in the global markets;
• How cities can transition from low carbon to a resilient, inclusive and sustainable city through a net-zero carbon city concept;
• How governments and corporates can unlock positive values in carbon offsets and the carbon markets; and
• How to leverage on climate green bonds to finance decarbonization projects.