All eyes are on the COP26 to determine the fate of the planet. The COP26 started on the 31st of October and we eagerly await the outcome of the summit that will run until the 12th of November.
As an eco-friendly brand focusing on social good, HAVAH has been supporting the COP26 goals since Feb 2021. We do not believe that this is the responsibility of countries only but also the responsibility of companies.
Here’s how HAVAH has been contributing to the COP26 goals...
Secure global net-zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach
Countries are being asked to come forward with ambitious 2030 emissions reductions targets that align with reaching net zero by the middle of the century.
To deliver on these stretching targets, countries will need to:
- accelerate the phase-out of coal
- curtail deforestation
- speed up the switch to electric vehicles
- encourage investment in renewables.
HAVAH has been curtailing deforestation and encouraging investment in renewables
Since Feb 2021, we have partnered with Green Story to reforest degraded land in India and invested in renewable energy at the Burgos Wind Farm in the Philippines. Later in May 2021, we started investing in the Madre de Dios region in southeast Peru to avoid deforestation.
Adapt to protect communities and natural habitats
The climate is already changing and it will continue to change even as we reduce emissions, with devastating effects.
At COP26 we need to work together to enable and encourage countries affected by climate change to:
- protect and restore ecosystems
- build defences, warning systems and resilient infrastructure and agriculture to avoid loss of homes, livelihoods and even lives
HAVAH has been contributing to the protection and restoration of ecosystems while avoiding the loss of lives
Through our partner Green Story, we have been providing clean drinking water to more than 1 million families in Cambodia through our investment in UN Sustainable Development Goals since Feb 2021.
From March 2021, we also partnered with Ecologi and Eco Cart to plant trees in Madagascar and Myanmar for every order on our website.
Work together to deliver
We can only rise to the challenges of the climate crisis by working together.
At COP26 we must:
- finalise the Paris Rulebook (the detailed rules that make the Paris Agreement operational)
- accelerate action to tackle the climate crisis through collaboration between governments, businesses and civil society.
HAVAH has been tackling the climate crisis by investing in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and by selling carbon-neutral activewear
Our partners Green Story and Eco Cart enable us to offset our carbon footprint all the way to our customer’s doorstep. Ecologi and Eco Cart plant trees for every order placed on our website.
All these partnerships enable us to invest in all the 17 Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations that have the power to create a brighter future for people and the environment.
Together for our planet
At HAVAH, we believe that this is the responsibility of companies as much as it’s the responsibility of the countries. We can only make this happen “together for our planet”.