It’s a FACT as COP26 seeks to make trade sustainable

It’s a FACT as COP26 seeks to make trade sustainable

Posted by

Kevin Blackmore

February 2021

Collaborative action to make trade sustainable has been launched (02 February 2021), as the UK prepares to host the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow this November.

The initiative is designed to protect rainforests from further destruction while ensuring development and trade is sustainable.

Called the Forest, Agriculture and Commodity Trade (FACT) Dialogue, the COP26 opportunity brings together key countries exporting agricultural products and the countries consuming these products to discuss how to make this process greener and more sustainable.

International Environment Minister Lord Goldsmith said:

“Forests around the world are being destroyed at a truly alarming and completely unsustainable rate, with severe impacts on nature, people and climate. The UK has a long and proud history of supporting action to combat deforestation and promote sustainable land use. Our new due diligence measure in the Environment Bill will clean up our supply chains by making it illegal for UK businesses to use key commodities produced on illegally deforested land.

“As part of our Presidency of COP26, we are building a global alliance of countries committed to working together to tackle this important issue and this new dialogue will be instrumental in making this happen.”

COP26 is being held in Glasgow from 01-12 November at the SEC, close to the Fleet Alliance headquarters.

 


You also might like…

If you liked this article then check out our posts about similar topics

2024 will be the year of the EV with greater supply and lower prices, says Fleet Alliance

2024 will be the year that companies look to accelerate down the electrification route, as they seek to meet their own E...

Automotive transmission specialist Xtrac opts for EV salary sacrifice scheme from Fleet Alliance

Xtrac, the world’s leading supplier of high-performance transmissions for top level motorsport and high-performance au...

Fleet Alliance reports strong uptake in EV salary sacrifice

Increasing numbers of businesses are adding the employee benefit of leasing an EV through a salary sacrifice scheme to t...

Edwin James Group targets carbon reduction with electric vans from Fleet Alliance

Edwin James Group has taken delivery of its first electric vans from Glasgow-based fleet management specialist, Fleet Al...

IBMG halves its carbon footprint with Fleet Alliance

The Independent Builders Merchant Group (IBMG) has seen a reduction of more than 50% in the carbon footprint of its flee...

Fleet Alliance offers new tool to help businesses assess EV readiness

Fleet Alliance, the Glasgow-based leasing and fleet management specialist, has introduced a new solution to help busines...

Spring Budget brings a welcome cut to fuel duty

Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, brought some cheer for fleet operators when he confirmed that the 5p cut in fuel duty, announce...

Salary sacrifice remains the choice for everyone following Autumn Statement

Salary sacrifice is to remain the choice for thousands of employees wishing to move to electric cars Using the hashta...

Ready to make the management of your fleet more efficient?

Request a call back


Or Call Us On: 0345 601 8407
Schedule a call back