This year’s COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, draws together world leaders, policymakers, industry innovators, and environmental activists to exchange ideas and formulate strategies to tackle climate change. And KPMG will be at the center of the action, monitoring developments and generating regular insights and status updates.
Key themes this year include the energy transition, accelerating innovation, and the nexus of climate and nature.
KPMG’s COP28 Resource Center helps businesses better understand their nature- and climate-related risks and learn about cutting-edge sustainable practices and technologies that can increase environmental efficiency. With sustainability reporting going mainstream, we’ll also keep you informed of the latest developments on frameworks, regulations and standards.
Every business has a part to play in reversing the catastrophic impacts of climate change, and we want to help with this critical endeavor in any way we can.
If you plan to be at COP28, we would love to see you there!
Innovation to net zero
An emerging global ecosystem of climate innovators is developing a wide range of exciting new green technologies. Their challenge is to secure funding, find industrial partners to test and pilot new products, and commercialize at scale.
KPMG firms are working with clients large and small to help them fulfil their potential and unleash climate, sustainable energy, carbon reduction and removal solutions. Calling on our deep knowledge of the public and private sectors, KPMG professionals can assist with matters like regulation, risk and value assessment, finance and investment, data management, and complex stakeholder processes.
Cities have a crucial role to play in the net zero transition, which is why KPMG developed the Net Zero Urban Program in collaboration with United Cities, to accelerate decarbonization in urban environments.
Net Zero Readiness Report
Examining steps taken to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.
Scaling up the development, provision and adoption of renewables requires a huge, collaborative effort from governments, businesses, regulators, investors and consumers. This involves significant investment in grid infrastructure, and faster planning and permitting to provide the land needed to generate the power. Energy storage capacity should be expanded at pace, along with incentives to accelerate innovation of all relevant renewable technologies.
Many of the raw materials needed to drive the green revolution are in short supply, while extraction – along with construction of renewable facilities – carries risks to nature and biodiversity. The renewables industry itself may be vulnerable to climate change, so any solutions must attempt to build resilience to ensure a ready future supply of clean energy for all nations, rich and poor.
Turning the tide in scaling renewables
A survey to understand the challenges in scaling renewable energy.
Climate and nature nexus
As biodiversity become a growing priority, businesses are learning more about how their operations affect the natural world – and what they can do to mitigate any negative impacts. Driven by the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), regulators are increasingly asking organizations to incorporate both climate- and nature-related risks into their reporting.
Understanding the requirements of both the TNFD and the TCFD (Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) is essential, in order to satisfy regulators, investors, customers and other stakeholders. Boards are under significant pressure to address environmental issues, and need to grasp the implications of climate and nature risks and opportunities. We recommend an integrated approach, to embed sustainability and evolve to a circular, climate- and nature-friendly business model.
The investment case for nature
An overview of investment strategies for closing the nature finance gap.
Reporting the risk from biodiversity loss
Less than half of companies currently recognize biodiversity loss as a risk to their business.
COP28, brings together all key global powerbrokers and influencers in relation to the climate and nature agenda. Climate wasn’t central to the global agenda at the time of Paris 2015, but it is now seen as the single most important issue facing the world today. The seriousness and immediacy of the climate disaster has now become apparent. It is the one issue that unites governments around the world. There is no room for delay in relation to climate – we need action today.
Climate Change and Decarbonization Leader, Global Head of Renewable Energy,
COP28 is the collective outcome of global efforts to support energy transition and net zero carbon by 2050. There is a renewed sense of urgency on climate change action in the Middle East and UAE, with the net-zero carbon target being prioritized through policies and actions regionally. Sustainability is at the forefront of the UAE’s priorities both within organizations and government entities, and we see a domino effect of this across the region in recognizing the need to integrate sustainability into operations.
Partner, Head of Sustainability (Middle East),
KPMG Lower Gulf
Global collaboration is essential to achieve a just transition towards a sustainable world acknowledging the multi-dimensional nature of the climate challenge from the environmental, social and economic standpoint. Bold actions are required at the COP to make simultaneous progress towards combating climate change, while ensuring an equitable transition, preventing biodiversity loss, enhancing food, water and energy security, and mobilizing climate finance, among meeting other development imperatives.
Associate Partner, ESG,
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