Talanoa dialogue: The role of business in getting to net zero

Published 26 August 2018

Through these Talanoa Dialogues, we’ve developed the Imprinting Net Zero model. Through the seven parts of the model we will be able to scale net zero across the private sector globally.

Natural Capital Partners’ full report on its Talanoa Dialogues includes 10 recommendations for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to help accelerate private sector climate action. The report – Raising Ambition: The Role of Business in Getting to Net Zero – comes from the seven round-table discussions with 61 companies in six cities around the world.

The Talanoa Dialogue was the UNFCCC's process of asking for private sector and civil society views on how to accelerate progress towards the goals of the Paris Agreement. 

Having worked for the last 20 years to deliver solutions to companies to reduce carbon emissions, drive the growth of renewable energy and conserve forests and improve health and livelihoods for communities around the world, we focused our Talanoa Dialogue on the private sector and how it can accelerate the build of a net zero economy. 

Here are the thoughts of some participants:

In February we held a webinar featuring speakers from Bettys & Taylors Group, ING, LinkedIn and PwC to hear more about the Imprinting Net Zero model: seven ways that companies are building a net zero economy.

Read the full report below which includes case studies of the Imprinting Net Zero and the 10 recommendations to the UNFCCC.

1 billion We will deliver one billion tonnes of emission reductions by 2030

Offsets are a necessary part of our efforts to build resilience to future disasters, in order to improve the quality of human life on our planet for decades to come.
Christiana Figueres, Former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)