JBA joins call for G20 leaders to keep global temperature rise to 1.5°C

As part of our ongoing environmental commitments we have added our voice to the We Mean Business Coalition in calling for more to be done to reduce climate change.

Ahead of the G20 Summit and COP26 climate conference, we have added our signature to an open letter to the G20 leaders, published by the We Mean Business Coalition, urging them to do more to combat climate change. The letter, signed by more than 600 companies calls on leaders to:

  • Strengthen their commitments (Nationally Determined Contributions) to reduce global emissions by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050;
  • Immediately end the development and financing of new coal power stations, and commit to phasing out coal power generation by 2030 in advanced economies, and 2040 in other countries; and
  • Align public spending, COVID-19 recovery funding and other fiscal policies with a 1.5°C warming trajectory, whilst ensuring sufficient support for climate change adaptation and resilience measures.

To further support the letter, the We Mean Business Coalition and partners are holding a #ClimateActionDay on Friday 15th October. In support of this we will add our voice to the initiative and the call for more action, whilst also encouraging others to do more by promoting the actions we’re taking to reduce our climate impacts.

“We are committed to taking meaningful action to minimise our climate impacts and we have a Group-wide objective to be a net zero carbon business. To support our objective, we’ve committed to establishing 1.5°C-aligned science-based emissions reduction targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).” David Revill, JBA Group Sustainability Officer.

Want to know more?

For more information about our commitment to making positive changes across our business with the ultimate aim of becoming a Net Zero business visit our Environmental Sustainability page.

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