The 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy, took place from 31 October to 13 November 2021 in Glasgow, UK. World leaders arrived in Scotland, alongside tens of thousands of negotiators, government representatives, businesses and civil society groups for fourteen days of talks.
2021年11月13日，COP26在格拉斯哥落下帷幕，各国签署《格拉斯哥气候公约（Glasgow Climate Pact）》，以将全球升温控制在1.5摄氏度的目标保持在可及范围内，并完成《巴黎协定》所有条款实施细则的谈判，就迫切加快气候行动达成了共识。
On 13 November 2021, COP26 concluded in Glasgow with all countries agreeing the Glasgow Climate Pact to keep 1.5C alive and finalise the outstanding elements of the Paris Agreement.
On 02 December 2021, the British Consulate-General Chongqing and the Consulate General of Italy in Chongqing jointly hosted post COP26 event “Together for our planet: digital climate solutions for future generations” to amplify COP26’s youth and public empowerment, science and innovation agenda.
The event aimed at enhancing the understanding of climate change to youths and future generations in Southwest China. In this event, digital solutions contribution to the global climate efforts have been explored to showcase the best practices of China, UK and Italy in this field. Through this event, the aim was to call on technology companies and young people’s efforts to climate actions and encourage behaviour change.
Many experts in this field attended the event, together with Chinese local authorities and representatives of the Consulates of other countries.
Before getting to the core of the event, the Consul General of Italy in Chongqing, Mr. Guido Bilancini, the Consul General of the UK in Chongqing, Mr. Stephen Ellison, and the Chongqing Municipal Bureau of Ecology and Environment, Peng Qixue gave their welcome speeches.
After the official opening, three keynote speakers presented their own digital platforms.
Sweep 联合创始人、首席设计官 Raphael Guller
Raphael Guller introduced Sweep, the first platform that allows companies to democratize carbon reduction by mobilizing their employees and external partners to reach a credible net zero. Sweep is a Certified B Corporation with operations located in France and the UK.
From enabling employees to make greener choices to encouraging suppliers to support sustainable practices, Sweep turns reducing emissions into an accessible and affordable business practice. And with the most diverse international catalog of carbon projects. Sweep brings reliable transparency to carbon finance and champions new types of climate solutions that the world desperately needs to keep temperatures in check.
Aworld 联合创始人、CEO Alessandro Armillotta
Alessandro Armillotta presented AWorld, a guide intended to inspire the public in learning about sustainability and take action in the fight for climate change. The App is a user-friendly application with the aim to educate all the communities on how to make small sustain- able everyday actions, and to connect people to sustainable brands, international and non-governmental organizations contributing to the different dimensions of sustainability.
“蔚蓝地图 （Blue Map）” APP 创始人
马军介绍了中国第一个公共环境数据库Blue Map，市民有机会使用实时数据来倡导社区的变革。用户可以检查当地的空气和水质，并获得来自 40,000 多家工厂的实时污染数据。数以万计的蔚蓝地图用户针对污染工厂提交了“微报告”，其中几千余大规模排放者被公开处理他们的违规记录。
Ma Jun introduced Blue Map, China’s first public environmental database, giving citizens the opportunity to use real time data to advocate for change in their communities. Users can check local air and water quality and get real-time pollution data from more than 40,000 factories. Tens of thousands of “micro-reporting” has been filed by Blue Map users against polluting factories and thousands of some of the largest emitters in China have been motivated to openly address their violation records.
另外参加专题讨论的嘉宾还有中国欧盟商会副主席Massimo Bagnasco，4R Digital 创始人、总裁、官佐勋章获得者Nick Hughes，零废弃咨询（Zero Waste Consultancy) 创始人、生态创业者、循环经济专家、GBCI 认证零废弃咨询师Rocco Malarett。
An interesting panel discussion with other guests, such as Massimo Bagnasco, Vice President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, Nick Hughes OBE, Founder & Managing Director AT 4R Digital Ltd and Co-founder M-KOPA, and Rocco Malarett, FOUNDER OF Zero Waste Consultancy, Eco-entrepreneur, Circular Economy Specialist and GBCI Certified Zero Waste Advisor followed the first part.
The forum ended with a Q&A session with different questions on this topic and a green buffet organized by Crowne Plaza Hotel Staff.
A painting exhibition about climate change and biodiversity from China Children’s Center was displayed during the event.