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British Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Česká spořitelna, partner of the BCC Sustainability Working Group, organised an online discussion “Post COP 26 Journey – Results and New Challenges“

Commitment to Sustainability is becoming a paramount theme for most leading and forward looking companies, including a vast majority of the global players. In line with the COP 26 Glasgow Summit goals, the BCC has launched the „Sustainability Working Group“ initiative. Members include top leaders and executives of some of the largest and most influential companies, both local and international. The aim of this group is to raise awareness about the ongoing issues related to climate change and to help businesses shift their dynamic and goals towards a greener future. Due to the current pandemic situation this event will be held online, as we do not want to interrupt the continuity. We hope to see you again in person soon.


1, Opening

Petr KAREL, London Market, Chairman of the BCC Sustainability Working Group

  • Report and outcomes from the last Sustainability Working Group meeting 12/10/2021

H.E. Nick Archer, British Ambassador to the Czech Republic

  • The UK position and goals in the „Climate Action“ following Glasgow Summit and the UK-Czech co-operation.

2, COP 26 – Conclusions from the Glasgow Climate Summit

Zuzana Stuchlíková, Senior Political Officer FCDO, British Embassy Prague

  • The long-awaited COP26 climate summit in Glasgow has come to a close, making important progress in a number of areas:
    • technical progress – finalisation of the Paris Rulebook (and what it means)
    • political conclusions – declarations on deforestation and coal phase down included for the first time
    • individual states performance – new targets and alliances
    • problematic points remaining – green finance, targets to achieve 1,5
    • what’s next

3, Fit for 55 – Way to Climate Neutrality

Radek Novák, Economic and Strategic Research, Česká Spořitelna

  • The EU has set itself the binding goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2050 through the European climate legal framework. As a partial step towards climate neutrality, the European Commission introduced a „Fit for 55“ plan to set the EU on course to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 55 percent by 2030.

The Fit for 55 package includes legislative proposals and policy initiatives impacting inter alia: Energy Efficiency, Transportation, Agriculture and Forestry, Emission Trading Schemes, Circular Economy. What are the consequences thereof for Governments and Business?

4, Food Waste & Sustainable Packaging

Case studies from major global retail chains – Tesco, Marks & Spencer and Refork

  • Michal Vaňáček, Government & Community Manager, Tesco
  • Dan Beseda, Product & Marketing, Refork

5, Q&A

Partner of the event