Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at UN Climate Change Summit Dec. 12
What is the United Nations Climate Ambition Summit?
This year’s summit takes place ahead of important UN talks scheduled to take place in 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland, a small but increasingly independent-minded nation that presently remains part of the UK.
“The summit aims to provide a meaningful platform for civil society, young people and Indigenous Peoples representatives, many of whom disproportionately experience the impacts of climate change.”
At the Climate Ambition Summit 2020, countries will set out new and ambitious commitments under the three pillars of the Paris Agreement: mitigation, adaptation and finance commitments.
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These ambitious commitments will take the shape of:
- New Nationally Determined Contributions,
- Long-Term Strategies setting out a pathway to net zero emissions;
- Climate finance commitments to support the most vulnerable
- Ambitious adaptation plans and underlying policies.
These commitments will help to build towards a green and resilient recovery from COVID-19.
Who will attend?
As well as Cook, the Climate Ambition Summit will include speeches from co-hosts and partners – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron, Chilean President Sebastián Piñera, and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte – along with statements from other Heads of State and Government and non-state actors setting out new and ambitious climate change commitments, and past and present COP Presidents setting out the pathway to a successful COP26 in Glasgow in 2021.
Apple and climate change
Apple really leads the planet in terms of a globally recognized corporation prepared to step up to the plate to make the changes required to meet internationally accepted climate change targets.
Not only has the company become carbon neutral across its stores and corporate operations, but it is investing cash and resources to make its supply chain and product range completely carbon neutral by 2030.
By 2030, Apple’s entire business will be carbon neutral — from supply chain to the power you use in every device we make. The planet we share can’t wait, and we want to be a ripple in the pond that creates a much larger change. https://t.co/bltmlnau1X
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) July 21, 2020
Earlier this year, Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote:
“By 2030, Apple’s entire business will be carbon neutral — from supply chain to the power you use in every device we make. The planet we share can’t wait, and we want to be a ripple in the pond that creates a much larger change.”
You’ll be able to follow the conversation conversation on social media using #ClimateAction.