IKEA at COP25 – The first week at the world’s biggest conference to tackle climate change
At the meeting in Madrid, 20,000 people participate in discussions on global climate challenges. Many countries are represented as well as NGOs and companies. During the first week, IKEA has participated in several events to discuss how IKEA can contribute to limit climate change to 1.5°C. IKEA has shared learnings and concrete actions from the entire IKEA value chain with a focus on forestry and land use.
Ulf Johansson, Global Wood Supply & Forestry Manager, IKEA Range & Supply participated in a panel facilitated by WWF. He discussed what governments and businesses could do to improve land use management with particular focus on forestry and agriculture. The IKEA approach to sustainable sourcing of wood was used as an example. Responsible sourcing, as well as forestry management, have been discussed in several meetings during the week and the sharing has been very well received and created great interest by the participants.
COP25 is the main annual global meeting arranged by The United Nations Framework Convention (UNFCCC) to tackle climate change. The meeting is taking place in Madrid during 2-13 December will bring together leaders from around the world with the ambition to adopt a package of decisions ensuring the implementation of the Paris Agreement which is coming into effect in 2020. This year’s theme for the meeting is “Time for action”.
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