During this year’s climate conference, UN Secretary-General António Guterres delivered a message:
This statement draws even more attention to tomorrow’s theme of decarbonization, and during the lead up to COP27, many sectors pledged to put policies in place to reduce their carbon footprint, with the goal of achieving eventual decarbonization. The three most emissions-intensive industries are oil & gas, steel, and cement. One of the most eagerly-anticipated outcomes of this year’s conference will be the extent to which plans and policies have been translated into meaningful action.
According to the World Economic Forum, concrete, steel, aluminum, and chemicals – as well as the ships, planes, and trucks that transport them – are currently responsible for 30% of greenhouse gas emissions, and that is projected to grow. In order for these global sectors to transition to decarbonization, there must be a focus on driving down the prices of clean methods and technologies, compared to the carbon intensive conventional techniques.
The agricultural sector can also contribute to decarbonization by placing greater emphasis on regenerative and indigenous methods of farming, and by adopting a less industrialized approach to growing crops and raising livestock.
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Today's island-related events
Date & Time: 10 November, 1:30 – 3:00 PM (Egypt)
Location: Ocean Pavilion, Blue Zone
Organization: Peace Boat in partnership with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Date & Time: 10 November, 6:30 – 8:00 PM (Egypt)
Location: Osiris Side Event Room, Blue Zone
Organization: Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), The World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) and more
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