This event aims to present the findings of a new report: “The effect of multinational enterprises on climate change: supply chain emissions, green technology transfers, and corporate commitments.” This report brings together the latest available data, analysis and literature to answer four key questions related to the relationship between MNEs and climate change:
(1) What effect do MNEs currently have on climate change, through their own activities and through their broader supply chains?
(2) How do MNEs shape the potential transfer of “green” technology transfers to domestic firms?
(3) How committed are leading MNEs currently to transition their supply chains to net-zero emissions by 2050?
(4) What types of policies can influence multinational enterprises’ effect on climate change?
The event will further discuss what more countries can and should do to shape the behaviors of MNEs as part of their climate change mitigation plans. For this, there will be an active discussion that will include a representative of a multinational enterprise with an active commitment towards sustainable development, and Amir Sokolowski, the Global Director Climate Change, at CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project), which is a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts.