Solvay is committed to fight Climate change

Solvay is committed to the UN Climate Change conferences and strongly supports the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Solvay is among the first signatories of the "Business proposals for the 2015 international climate change agreement of COP 21 in Paris".

With 197 Parties, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) enjoys almost universal membership. It hosts the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement (COP21) under its leadership. The main objective of the Paris Agreement is to keep the global average temperature well below two degrees celsius during this century, and to take actions to limit the rise in temperature even further to 1.5 degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels.

The ultimate goal of all treaties under the UNFCCC is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that prevents dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system, within a time frame that allows ecosystems to adapt naturally, facilitating sustainable development.

The COP is the supreme decision-making body of the Convention. All States that are Parties to the Convention are represented at the COP, during which they review the implementation of the Convention and any other legal instruments that the COP adopts. Decisions, necessary to promote the effective implementation of the Convention, including institutional and administrative arrangements.

Find out here how Solvay advocates these key principles, of shared leadership and a collective effort at the COPs, in several high panels, with other willing business leaders and ministers from across the globe.

 

At Solvay, we are adapting our use of resources and boldly decoupling our growth rate from our emissions to reach our goal in emissions reduction in absolute terms by 2025. This initiative makes us rare among our peers in the industry who we call upon to join us. As shown in this paper, the circular economy is an essential lever to help us collectively achieve the Paris Agreement to protect our planet for future generations.

Ilham Kadri, Chief Executive Officer, Solvay