written by Alistair Turner
Shortly before IBTM World 2021 in Barcelona, another event of global significance took place. It is not understating the case that the Conference of Parties (COP) 26 represents one of the most important events that will ever take place in the global fight against climate change.
The event itself, which took place at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow, Scotland, 1st - 12th November 2021, is organised by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the entity tasked with supporting the global response to the threat of climate change. Out of previous ‘COPs’ treaties have been agreed, committing its signatories to far reaching action at a state level; these include both the Kyoto and Paris Climate Change treaties.
This particular event takes place under the backdrop of an almost global swath of public opinion towards a more sustainable future. Within this report last year, sustainability issues were comprehensively studied, identifying the growing pressure from; staff towards their employers; consumers towards their brands; shareholders towards their investments; and citizens towards their governments.