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There is no time to lose. The time to commit to the fight against climate change and the transition to a low-carbon economy has come. The objective is to move forward together and generate positive impacts in terms of social, economic and environmental development. Because if the Glasgow climate summit, COP26, has made something clear, it is that the efforts that countries are making to stop global warming are not enough. What can citizens, companies and administrations do so that our actions are the main lever of transformation?

The answer to this and other questions will be given this Thursday at the Committed Forum. Challenges after COP 26: What can you do for sustainability? organized by EL PAÍS and BBVA. The event, which will be broadcast live through this website starting at 6 pm, will be opened by Miguel Jiménez, deputy director of the Economics Area of ​​EL PAÍS, and Ricardo Laiseca, responsible for Sustainable Transition at BBVA. Afterwards, Romain Chuffart, leadership group member and research associate, will intervene. del laboratorio de ideas The Arctic Institute (Center for Circumpolar Security Studies).

Favoring sustainable entrepreneurship is fundamental in terms of social, economic and environmental development. But, are the youth of our country sufficiently prepared and informed to undertake sustainable projects? What do you need? They will talk about this, in a round table, Antonio Espinosa de los Monteros, CEO of Auara; Guillermo Martínez Gauna-Vivas, director of Ayúdame 3D; Gonzalo Mestre, founder of Sheedo Paper; Magda Cebrián, co-founder of Go Zero Waste, and Catalina Trujillo, co-founder of Souji. The dialogue will be moderated by Lidia del Pozo, director of Investment Programs in the BBVA Community.

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Next, Miguel Luengo-Oroz, Chief Data Scientist of UN Global Pulse, will explain why technology is an essential ally for the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the fight against climate change. Subsequently, various experts will discuss how to include biodiversity conservation in business strategies. To do this, Elena Pita, director of the Biodiversity Foundation of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge of the Government of Spain has been summoned; Asunción Ruiz, executive director of SEO / Birdlife, and Germán Granda, general director of Forética. The conversation will be moderated by Esther Sánchez, journalist from the Climate and Environment section of EL PAÍS.

COP 26 ended with modest results: a reference to reducing the use of coal, agreements on methane and the promise of countries to present more ambitious emission reduction targets by 2022. The lights and shadows of the Glasgow summit will be featured in a round table with the participation of Antoni Ballabriga, global director of Responsible Business at BBVA; Víctor Viñuales, director of ECODES, Ecology and Development Foundation; Gonzalo Sáenz de Miera, Director of Climate Change at Iberdrola, and Cristina Rivero, Director of the Department of Industry, Energy, Environment and Climate of the CEOE. The debate will be moderated by Clemente Álvarez, coordinator of the Climate and Environment section of EL PAÍS.

To close the event, Kristine Tompkins, president of Tompkins Conservation, ambassador of Protected Areas of UN Environment and former CEO of Patagonia Inc, will speak with Carlos de Vega, deputy director of EL PAÍS, about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in this fight against climate change. Committed Forum. Challenges after COP 26: What can you do for sustainability? It is a space that aims to promote sustainable entrepreneurship and digitization as a path towards a zero emissions future.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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