The latest IPCC report states “Scientists are observing changes in the Earth’s climate in every region and across the whole climate system. […] The report shows that emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities are responsible for approximately 1.1°C of warming since 1850-1900.”

Sustainability is no longer a choice. As the pressure on resources increases, mentalities and habits must change. To avoid severe consequences of global warming, we need to limit the warming to 2 or even 1.5 degrees. The Paris Agreement to Address Climate Change, accepted by 195 countries, sets a new direction and a new scale for global climate action. But as legal frameworks are just the starting point, governments, businesses and communities have to take action to move to a zero-carbon economy.

Given the global landscape and ahead of the COP 26, at which we hope to see continuous engagement from all countries, EUCCAN is willing to contribute in its own way to this global recovery towards green, innovative, inclusive and resilient economies.

October will be EUCCAN sustainability month.

We will put sustainability at the forehead of all our activities. First, we will hold a by invitation only round-table to discuss how EUropean and Canadian companies can leverage CETA to support the sustainability agenda in Canada and worldwide? What are the opportunities, challenges and innovations?

The second event, open to public will focus on construction. As government and consumer expectations rise for sustainable construction, we will identify how EUropean and Canadian industries can join forces to meet the new challenges?

If the IPCC report clearly links the role of humans on the climate change, it also shows that “human actions still have the potential to determine the future course of Climate.”

Time is now. Let’s all do our part. Join EUCCAN to work on fighting climate change.