Welcome to the fourth issue of Sustainability Tracker – our monthly update on the most important policy developments tackling the urgent challenge of climate change and sustainability.
Key takeaways include:
- Following his inauguration, US President Joe Biden signed various executive orders on climate change to re-join the Paris Agreement, promote the use of zero-emission vehicles, and create an environmental justice scorecard.
- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will seek to obtain a world-wide agreement on a net zero emissions target by 2050 during UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). UN chief António Guterres called on leaders to begin formal negotiations virtually to avoid inconclusive talks in November.
- Over 40 organisations, including AWS, Google, Microsoft and AWS launched the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact, a set of self-regulatory measures developed with the European Commission to make data centres climate neutral by 2030.
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