Event addresses the role of the press at COP26
Suzano’s executive director of Consumer Goods and Corporate Relations, Luis Bueno, said on Thursday (21) that the role of the press will be fundamental during the 26th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26), which will be held on 31 from October to November 12th in Glasgow. The statement was made during the event “COP26 on the agenda: what is news for Brazil”, held by Suzano for journalists.
In his presentation, Bueno addressed the role of the business sector in the climate agenda, and highlighted the importance of the press in translating the decisions that will be taken at COP26, so that the most varied audiences can understand what is at stake and how they can contribute to facing the climate crisis.
“State governments, the federal government, the private sector and civil society have taken actions to reduce the reduction of carbon emissions”, assessed the executive. “We believe 2050 is now. The business sector has a greater responsibility to push this debate and create engagement with the Government so that decisions about reducing emissions are more assertive and accelerated”.
Point of no return
The reason for this speed are projections presented in the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). According to the document, carbon neutrality by 2050, according to targets announced by companies around the world, may be too late and the climate could reach a point where there will be no return.
During the event, Bueno spoke about 2050 Agora, a call launched by Suzano to engage the business sector, governments and civil society in the pursuit of more ambitious climate goals. During the meeting, the initiative’s website was presented. “We developed the 2050 website now to deal with pre-COP issues, during the COP and to monitor how decisions taken at the summit will be dealt with after the meeting”.