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BCSE In Action

October 31, 2021

Contact: Julia Selker
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Clean Energy Businesses at COP26 Call for Enhanced Ambition for Climate Responses

Business Council for Sustainable Energy Delegates Represent Solutions for Climate Action

Washington, D.C.& Glasgow, Scotland – The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) brings 32 clean energy business, associations, and large energy buyers to the Twenty-Sixth Conference of the Parties meetings (COP26) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to share their climate change mitigation and resilience technology solutions and call for governments worldwide to raise their ambition and adopt new policies and commitments to reduce emissions.

“COP26 takes place at a historic moment: the second year of a global pandemic is coming to a close, and governments are making investment and policy decisions that will define their economic recovery and greenhouse gas emissions trajectories,” said Lisa Jacobson, President of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy. “BCSE members are at COP26 to call for world leaders to raise ambitions in their climate response and clean energy infrastructure strategies. The technologies to make deep reductions in emissions are available and affordable today - it’s time to put them to work.”

Since the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, BCSE has brought delegations of observer organizations to almost all international climate negotiations. At COP26, the BCSE’s specific policy priorities are to see completion of the Paris Rulebook, including in topic areas including transparency and reporting, and on Article 6 guidelines to facilitate multilateral emissions trading.  BCSE also looks to the UNFCCC process as an important political venue to make advancements on finance and capacity building needed to accelerate the deployment of clean energy and energy efficiency technologies.

BCSE spokespeople are available for comment to press on these topics and more – contact Julia Selker at [email protected] with questions for subject matter experts.

BCSE will host public events over the course of COP26 – most will be live-streamed and several will be open to in-person attendees in the Blue Zone. Event and delegation information, press statements and member announcements will be available and updated over the next two weeks at BCSE’s COP26 website: bcse.org/cop26.

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