Schneider Electric publishes key report on climate change as part of its commitment to COP26 | Business
BOSTON – (BUSINESS WIRE) – October 29, 2021–
Schneider Electric, leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, actively supports global efforts on climate change at the upcoming COP26 meeting, with experts in the field and the publication of a report beacon that offers new perspectives on our planet’s path to decarbonization.
The 26th United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP26) to be held in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12 is widely seen as key to accelerating global action to address the climate emergency.
Many climate experts, activists and businesses, including Schneider Electric, are urging governments, businesses and corporations to do much more – and act much faster – to accelerate the adoption of clean energy, electrification, energy efficiency and other climate-friendly technologies. .
“We welcome the commitments already made by many governments around the world and hope that COP26 will propose more concrete actions in support of an accelerated transition to net zero”, says Olivier Blum, Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer at Schneider Electric. “The private sector is essential in this race towards a greener and fairer economy. That is why we continue to lead the charge, as a practitioner and facilitator, to achieve the goal of preventing global temperatures from rising by more than 1.5 ° C, in accordance with the Paris Agreement.
Named the world’s most sustainable company by media and research firm Corporate Knights earlier this year, Schneider Electric helps customers reduce their carbon footprint with products and software tools that optimize energy management and industrial processes. The company has decades of experience in leading and promoting actions on environmental, social and governance issues, and recently announced that it is also expanding its practice of sustainability consulting.
To coincide with COP26, the Schneider Electric ™ Sustainability Research Institute is releasing a major new report on how we could achieve net zero by 2050 and limit global warming to the critical 1.5 ° C.
Entitled “Back to 2050” and conducted with the energy intelligence company Enerdata, it assesses the long-term impact on energy consumption and associated CO 2 emissions of changing social expectations and emerging disruptive technologies. such as autonomous driving, decentralized cleanliness. energy production, smart charging stations for electric vehicles in buildings and the use of more digital tools in infrastructure construction, among others.
“Our main conclusion is that changing consumption patterns, driven by an appetite for advancements in new technologies, will help create a less carbon intensive economy. In other words, keeping global warming at 1.5 ° C may be more feasible than we think, because as the economy modernizes and delivers greater benefits to people, it also decarbonizes ”, says Vincent Petit, director of the Schneider Electric ™ Sustainability Research Institute and SVP of Global Strategy Prospective and External Affairs at Schneider Electric. “What we need, however, is to accelerate this trend by shifting the political focus from being purely infrastructure-centric to being more consumer-centric.”
While in Glasgow, Schneider experts will meet with clients and business partners to help them better understand the tools that already exist to help decarbonize infrastructure, buildings, data centers, industries and cities.
They will also participate in panels and round tables with artists, activists, climatologists, policy makers, influencers, entrepreneurs and innovators such as Bertrand Piccard, founder and president of the Solar Impulse Foundation, which is supported by the Schneider Electric Foundation.
The Schneider Electric Foundation, under the aegis of Foundation of France, will also work with Art of Change 21 to highlight the important role that artists play in the ecological transition by mobilizing young people and creating a dialogue between art, technology, innovation and climate.
Note to editors:
The Schneider Electric ™ Sustainability Research Institute is Schneider Electric’s internal strategic think tank. Its team of analysts perform scenario modeling to enrich our understanding of current and future sustainability landscapes, highlighting obstacles and opportunities to accelerate global and local transitions towards a climate positive future.
- The summary report “Back to 2050” can be read here.
- The open letter on sustainability reporting to the European Commission, the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament can be viewed here.
- The open letter “CEO Climate Alliance to world leaders: We are helping you take decisive climate action at COP26” can be found here.
- Schneider Electric’s latest sustainability commitments can be viewed here.
- To learn more about the many sustainability-related (and other) awards and rankings that Schneider has obtained, click here.
- Schneider’s key thought leadership content, including reports from the Schneider Electric ™ Sustainability Research Institute, is available on the new Schneider Electric Insights website.
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