Capita has joined forces with other leading British businesses to pledge support for the UK's bid to host the 2020 UN ‘Conference of the Parties’ climate conference (COP26).
Alongside Capita, the following firms – Affinity Water, Anglian Water, BP, Centrica, Drax Group, GKN Automotive, Heathrow, innogy Renewables UK, National Grid, ScottishPower and Shell – are calling on the government to do everything in its power to ensure the landmark conference comes to the UK.
The companies, which span the energy, automotive, professional services, oil and gas and aviation sectors, believe that businesses have a pivotal role to play in the debate around climate and say that hosting COP26 would act as a catalyst for an ambitious climate policy, putting the UK at the forefront of change.
In a letter to the Prime Minister, Cabinet and leaders of the opposition, the companies said: "Hosting COP26 would provide the UK with a platform to maximise the opportunities of the global shift to clean growth and showcase to the world the best of the UK. It would be the country’s moment to build further support for a clean growth trajectory, underscore ambitions for a net zero economy in line with the Paris Agreement and set out the opportunity of economic renewal through climate action".