The third Global Impact Conference 2022 (GIC 2022) organised by the Rosatom Corporate Academy took place in Nizhny Novgorod from 1 to 2 January 2022. The theme of this year's conference was education - "Education X: Catalyst of the Future". The main aim of the conference was to discuss with experts from different countries working tools to improve access to quality education for those regions and population groups for whom these opportunities are limited. Experts from 20 countries - India, China, Russia, Turkey, UAE, Oman, Armenia, Kazakhstan, South Africa, Brazil, Vietnam, Egypt, Latin America and Africa - participated. More than 30 educators shared regional experiences and practices.
The Global Compact Network Russia was a partner of the conference. Natalia Dorpeko, Executive Director of the Association, took part in the conference as an expert in a panel discussion entitled 'Green Careers Pathway: Towards a Sustainable Future'. Rachid Alouash, Joint Programme Officer of the Russian Federation and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, was also among the panellists.
More information about the conference can be found on the official website - impactconference.global
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
The UN Global Compact brought together representatives from the United Nations, governments and the private sector at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh to galvanize the private sector and industry to better assess environmental risks and opportunities, set and deliver ambitious climate targets and adopt responsible practices for the transition to a net-zero and resilient world.
According to Edelman’s second annual Trust Barometer Special Report: Trust and Climate Change, a global survey of 14,000 people in 14 countries, there are fears that as the climate crisis worsens business is not trusted to do what is necessary to respond.
“We have less than 10 years left to shift the world onto a 1.5C trajectory, reduce global inequalities and achieve the substance of the SDG Agenda. Our changing climate means, more than ever, that we are running out of time. It really is now or never for the private sector to turn their bold commitments into tangible solutions to protect our planet and our collective future. The UN Global Compact looks forward to continuing our work with businesses all over the world to accelerate our transition to net-zero.”
10 November 2022 The UN Global Compact, together with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), and the UN Climate Change (UNFCCC), brought together senior executives of business, industry, finance, civil society, the United Nations and Government at the High-Level Meeting of Caring for Climate. Those present discussed how to bring forward a strong business message of climate ambition and discussed tangible solutions that lead to sustainable economic growth to realize the goals of the Paris Agreement.