Challenge 2030: Jargon Buster

This factsheet is an A-Z guide of the terminology used in relation to Challenge 2030. It explains each environmental term in an easy to understand and simplified way.

What is Challenge 2030?

Challenge 2030 calls for bold leadership from business to help make the climate crisis history.
BITC is calling on business to increase:

  1. The speed with which they will achieve net zero carbon targets aligned to the Paris agreement
  2. The scale of ambition in their climate action plans to rapidly cut carbon and prepare for climate impacts 
  3. The scope of their influence by collaborating with employees, suppliers, customers and sectors to unlock barriers to action

Background

COVID-19 has shown how people and nature are inter-connected. The need for a concerted global response to shared risks and catalysed business leadership has been highlighted. This response will find solutions and support communities. The pandemic has been described by some as a ‘dress rehearsal’ for the climate crisis – the biggest collective challenge we face.  As we restart the economy we have a unique opportunity to build back better. Putting the climate crisis at the heart of creating new jobs and building resilience for businesses and communities.  

The BITC environment agenda

Our environment and sustainability agenda encourages innovative and transformational change at the core of business. Our programmes focus on building a one-planet economy that delivers lasting prosperity through the UN Global Goals, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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