Join us: Road to COP26

How do we ensure decarbonisation of high-emitting sectors goes hand in hand with a just and equitable transition? How to ensure workers, communities and the most vulnerable are able to thrive in a future economy driven through green jobs? Read further on Just Transition here.

Join the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) online and in person at COP26 as we launch as we launch the first results of the just transition assessments.  

We have assessed 180 globally influential companies on what they are doing to respect the rights of workers, communities and the most vulnerable as they work towards low-carbon goals. Covering oil and gas companies, electric utilities and automotive manufacturers and based on a methodology developed in multi-stakeholder consultation, the just transition assessments provide a unique view on corporate contributions to a just and equitable transition.  

How can you participate? 

Launch webinar: WBA’s Just Transition Assessments  

Join us for the virtual launch webinar on Tuesday 2 November, 13:00-14:30 CET, where we’ll present the results of our just transition assessments, alongside a panel of just transition experts and key influencers. More details about panellists and speakers will be shared soon. Register here. 

Multi-stakeholder workshops: Corporate Accountability and Influence in a Just Transition 

If you are attending COP26 in person, we welcome you to a participatory workshop in Glasgow during Federated Hermes’ fringe festival – Further, Faster – on Monday 8 November, 11:00-12:45 local time. The objective will be to foster informal and creative conversations building upon WBA’s just transition assessments of 180 companies, and exchange knowledge, shape recommendations, and explore actionable solutions. Sign-up here by Monday 25 October to secure your spot and receive further information. 

Panel discussion: On Partnerships, Policy and Investment for a Just Transition

The panel is taking place on Wednesday 10 November, 15:30-1630 CET and is part of European Union’s COP26 official side events programme. We will explore the partnerships, policy and investment opportunities to enable an equitable transition to a low-carbon economy. The session will also discuss the challenges and opportunities for specific industries and the climate scenarios and sectoral pathways needed for companies to report on this. Register here: https://www.cop26eusideevents.eu/

Carbon Neutrality Forum 

Together with our Ally, Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong), the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) invites you to join the 2021 Carbon Neutrality Forum. The forum will take place virtually on 8 November, 16:30-18:30 HKT/SGT. Through guest speakers, presentations and roundtable dialogues, we will explore the performance of Asian oil and gas companies in the low-carbon transition. Please register here: https://bit.ly/3BjzB6V

Mobilising private sector engagement for climate-smart agricultural innovation

This event, co-hosted by WBA, SNV Netherlands and CIAT – will explore how mobilising private sector engagement can foster agricultural innovation for people, nature and climate based on approaches such as climate-smart and regenerative agriculture. The World Benchmarking Alliance will present the findings of their recently launched Food and Agriculture Benchmark and we will hear from speakers from the industry, policy and development sphere will discuss how to drive increased investment, engagement and collaboration to shift the dial on agricultural innovation – in line with the EU Green Deal. Register here: https://www.cop26eusideevents.eu/ 

Climate Finance Day

Impact finance is growing and brings together a diversity of actors internationally. This new interest demonstrates the strong appetite of institutional investors and individuals, but paradoxically contributes to a scattering of practices and raises questions about the methodological robustness behind the logic of impact. This roundtable, where WBA’s Engagement Director Pauliina Murphy is speaking, will provide an opportunity to discuss the tools and methodologies needed to see the emergence of impact finance and measure its effect. More details here: https://www.climatefinanceday.com/program/

Connecting the dots to shape climate-smart food systems

The gap between science and implementation has been a key deterrent to shape climate-smart food systems, efforts are urgently needed to address this gap. In this event, findings from recent evidence on this gap from the public and private sectors, as well as perspectives from key stakeholders will be shared. Viktoria de Bourbon de Parme, Food and Agriculture Transformation Lead, will present the findings of our Food and Agriculture Benchmark. Register here.

Want to know more? 

Contact Sofia del Valle for additional information.


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