COP26
Climate Change Hub

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) is the most significant climate event since the 2015 Paris Agreement.

In this section Chartered Accountants Worldwide and our Member Institutes share our insights about why accountants are instrumental in bringing about a greener future.

Chartered Accountants and Climate Change

Globally, over 100 countries have committed to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 including the European Union, Canada, United States and United Kingdom.

This will require a significant re-organisation of global priorities. The UN estimates that the economic and societal shifts caused by climate change could result in 69 trillion dollars in global financial losses this century, if the risks are not properly managed.

Chartered Accountants globally will play an integral role in whether governments and businesses have what is required to meet their commitments and tackle climate change at scale. Paul Polman, acclaimed businessman and campaigner, captured the significance of our role in the fight against climate change saying “you cannot treasure what you cannot measure”.

Chartered Accountants Worldwide and our Member Institutes believe that Chartered Accountants have all the skills to support climate action within the companies in which they operate, by doing what they do best. The profession needs to recognise and embrace the opportunities we face to make a positive difference.

This hub is a global resource to learn more and inspire you to take action.

Events

Making COP26 Count

An Intergenerational discussion on how to make a just transition. CAW are partnering with ICAS to bring you a lively event to discuss the outcomes of COP26 and the findings of our global climate research amongst young leaders.

Insights on Climate Change

Insights on Climate Change

what to expect from 2022

What to expect from 2022 – Part 2

ICAEW Chief Executive and Chair of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, Michael Izza, discusses non-financial reporting, public sector finances, and the big tech trends of 2022. At the end of 2021, we saw some significant developments towards a coherent framework for non-financial reporting standards. The formation of the International Sustainability Standards Board […]

what to expect from 2022

What to expect from 2022 – Part 1

ICAEW Chief Executive and Chair of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, Michael Izza, looks at the biggest issues facing business and the wider economy, with help from experts from around the Institute. The global economy is going through significant change at the moment, some of it long term, some of it short. For […]

Intergenerational Event

Key insights from the ‘Making COP26 Count’ global debate

Over 1,300 people from 68 countries joined our final FinBiz2030 event of the year: Making Cop26 Count hosted in partnership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland, reflecting on the outcomes of COP26. A diverse panel of speakers came together to share how they are taking action to mitigate the […]

Climate Change

Climate change after COP26: Exclusive Chartered Accountants Worldwide survey results

More than nine out of ten Chartered Accountants and finance professionals believe accountants have an important role to play in climate change, and there is broad optimism within the profession about the measures agreed during the recent COP26 summit.

Intergenerational Survey

Action by SMEs is key to a more sustainable world

After the recent COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, sustainability is an even more urgent focus for governments and businesses. Accountants in practice and finance teams in SMEs can play a leading role in the transformation the world needs.

Recover, Refocus, Rebuild

Key Insights from the Recover Refocus Rebuild Webinar

For almost two years the pandemic has challenged and changed the way we operate in business, travel and how we live our daily lives. But 2021 has been the year in which protection and resilience have made way for recovery.

Webinars on Climate Change

Recorded Webinars on Climate Change

Recover Refocus Rebuild

Building Resilience – Recover Refocus Rebuild

It is critical for nations to invest in innovation and to design sustainable ecosystems for everyone to succeed in. This generation of young leaders must be part of the change. Join as we hear from leaders who will provide a local and global perspective on the shared challenges facing us all.

Beyond Accounting – The Sustainable Accountant

Beyond Accounting – The Sustainable Accountant

‘Beyond Accounting – The Sustainable Accountant’ aims to inform Finance professionals about Environment, Social and Governance – challenges and opportunities for Accountants.

Building Resilience: Climate Change: Global leadership, local action

Building Resilience: Climate Change: Global leadership, local action

The challenges presented by the climate crisis are often acutely local in focus, but the leadership required to tackle them is global. How can young leaders in business and finance help connect the two?

Building Resilience: A #FinBiz2030 Podcast

Building Resilience: A FinBiz2030 Podcast

Thousands of people from over one hundred countries have attended in the Building Resilience Webinars. Hear some of the inspiring stories told by young leaders from around the world in the Building Resilience Podcast.

Each short episode, contains a single story from one of the webinar contributors. Join us to learn about how they are providing global leadership through taking local action. And find out how you can help create a sustainable future and meet the greatest challenges of the 21st Century.

Don’t forget to subscribe today on Apple Podcasts,  StitcherSpotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts and other podcast networks.

Watch every episode on YouTube

Be Social

A carbon border adjustment mechanism, or CBAM, puts a cost on the carbon footprint of imports.

Will the advent of CBAMs nudge up the carbon price? Common sense says it will, but politics and short-term interests could still play a part. Read more in @AcuityMag

#ClimateChange ...https://t.co/uSxl77Il2U

The EU’s carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) is set to start in 2023. How will it work? And will it do anything to reduce global carbon emissions? #CBAM
https://bit.ly/3fsV5F5
@Chartered_Accts

2nd interview in our #Governance Webcast Series launched featuring @DrennanIan, Director of Corporate Enforcement, @odce , & Niall Fitzgerald (@CharteredAccIrl ) discussing the role of corporate #enforcement & implications for company directors in Ireland. https://t.co/tbl2ynuzab

Join us this week for the Charity Conference taking place over two days. Hear expert updates on the areas of charity accounting, regulation, governance and taxation > https://t.co/iKawwqEsv3
#icaewCharity #icaewEvents

ICAEW Chief Executive and Chair of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, Michael Izza, discusses non-financial reporting, public sector finances, and the big tech trends of 2022.

What to expect from 2022 – Part 2
https://charteredaccountantsworldwide.com/expect-2022-part-2/
...@MichaelIzza @ICAEW

As we approach the infamous Blue Monday (Jan 17th), we are conscious of those in our profession who may be struggling with their mental health. @CharteredAccIrl has compiled a list of tips to help you tackle those January blues.
https://charteredaccountantsworldwide.com/tackling-blue-monday/

ICAEW Chief Executive and Chair of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, Michael Izza, looks at the biggest issues facing business and the wider economy, with help from experts from around the Institute.

What to expect from 2022 - Part 1
...https://charteredaccountantsworldwide.com/what-to-expect-from-2022-part-1/
@ICAEW @MichaelIzza

Don't miss this upcoming webinar from @ICASaccounting and @TheMarketingSoc, featuring Jonny Jacobs (@1jonnyj) and Geoff McDonald (@geoffmcdonald1)

'The importance of mental health and wellbeing as a strategic priority in business.' ...https://charteredaccountantsworldwide.com/event/importance-mental-health-wellbeing-strategic-priority-business/

January can be tough, so this month we are focusing on mental wellness in the profession. We have collated a range of great online resources from our member institutes to help you to overcome personal and professional challenges. https://bit.ly/januarywellness

In 2021, 197 Parties agreed the Glasgow Climate Pact at #COP26.

We finalised the #ParisAgreement and kept 1.5 degrees within reach.

This year, we all must go further and continue to step up #ClimateAction ahead of #COP27 🌍

Digitalisation is supercharging business practice, but it must not happen at the expense of accessibility and equality, Baroness Lane Fox tells @easthamlaurence.

👉 Read now in our CA magazine: https://t.co/S801vaKO95