With an estimated 25,000 international attendees, and just months after the UN’s IPCC Report labeled global warming as “code red for humanity,” the conference is being considered a critical and historic event around the world.
One of the most striking moments of the conference featured Tuvalu’s Foreign Minister Simon Kofe dressed in conference attire standing at a lectern knee deep in the ocean—what use to be dry land. The water around the Pacific Island is rising about .2 inches each year, and without global action, will eventually be submerged entirely. It was an impossible-to-forget scene of the impacts of climate change and what our future looks like if aggressive action isn’t taken in force.
Fortunately, at this 26th annual Conference of the Parties (COP) summit on climate change, business leaders showed up like never before, and many Climate Pledge signatories were proud to be among them. The Climate Pledge hosted in-person events, had constant social media coverage, and made several key announcements amplifying the crucial impact and role The Climate Pledge and its signatories are playing in the climate conversation. Here are some highlights:
Our Collective Call for Climate Action
On opening day of COP26, more than 60signatories joined our social media activation across 4 platforms (Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook) emphasizing our collective commitment to aggressive climate action.