EUROPE

  • The first meeting of the European Peer Learning Group on Corporate Climate Strategies was held on the 4th and 5th of Junein Berlin. The meeting was organized by the UN Global Compact Local Networks of Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Denmark. The aim was to promote dialogue among companies from different national contexts and foster sharing corporate experiences on the importance of developing corporate climate strategies – as well as setting ambitious climate targets in line with the Paris Agreement’s objective of limiting global warming to +1.5° C.

    4 Italian companies - A2A, Artsana, Ferrovie dello Stato, Snam - attended the meeting. These companies are already committed to developing a climate strategy and are in the process of setting their Science-Based Targets, corporate climate targets aligned with the above-mentioned global objective. 

    The meeting was highly interactive, with sharing of experiences and working groups. All activities started with the identification of the drivers that push each company to develop a climate strategy: top management commitment, brand credibility and company reputation, stakeholders' expectations and transparency, increase of corporate competitiveness and market opportunities.   

  • BACKGROUND
    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), represents a culmination of more than four decades of multilateral dialogue and debate on tackling environmental, social and economic challenges faced by the world community. It is the most comprehensive and shared blueprint to date for eliminating extreme poverty, reducing inequality, and protecting the planet.
    The 2030 Agenda is universal in scope and commits all countries, irrespective of their income levels and development status, to contribute towards a comprehensive effort towards sustainable development. It also calls for the participation of all segments of society to contribute to its implementation: governments, businesses and civil society actors are considered as equally responsible for progressing and achieve it.
    The Sustainable Development Goals reflects many of the European Union's priorities for sustainable development. They pose a unique opportunity for Europe and its Member States to generate real sustainable impact towards an innovative, prosperous and inclusive society.
    For this reason the EU is committed to be a frontrunner in implementing them both in its internal and external policies and many of its Member States and the European continent at large are proceeding in the same direction. Likewise, both business and civil society organizations in Europe have explicitly expressed their commitment towards the 2030 Agenda and its Goals and have already started to work on this direction.

  • On 25th October 2017, the Global Compact Network Italy, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), organized a Conference called “The Sustainable Development Goals: Experiences and Progresses on Their Implementation in Europe”held at  Palazzo della Farnesinain Rome.

    The main objective of this event was to hold a debate, among the members of the mixed panel of speakers and between them and the public present, on the policies and trends registered so far in the support of the 2030 Agenda in various sectors and at various levels, as well as on future opportunities in terms of launching new multi-stakeholder partnerships for the Global Goals.

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