Environmental degradation, a direct consequence of our ambitious economic activity, fueled and exacerbated by the climate crisis, is the defining plight of our time. With rising temperatures increasing the severity of weather extremes, threatening food and water security, and fueling economic disruption, national and corporate commitments must become action. Businesses play a crucial role, not just in accelerating climate action, but in the future of environmental sustainability. The future that we want requires a mindset shift; it requires adaptation, mitigation and financing. The need to strengthen ambition in these three pillars of collective climate action are the core takeaways outlined by the Parties at last year’s COP26.
In this webinar series, we’ll use these three pillars as a lens to discuss the actions, tools and partnerships businesses are leveraging to advance action on some of Canada’s most pressing environmental challenges ahead of this year’s COP27. We’ll navigate the challenges of future-proofing Canadian businesses against impending environmental and climate risks and take a look at Canada’s international efforts to scale progress.