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    ENGIE and North Lanarkshire Council to host series of zero carbon transition events ahead of global COP26

    Leading energy and services
    group, ENGIE, in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council, has launched the
    ‘ACT 2020 – Action on Climate Together’, campaign, driven by a programme of
    high-profile events that aims to outline realistic action to curb climate
    change locally.

    ACT 2020 will champion
    sustainable growth across North Lanarkshire, and create a roadmap for councils,
    businesses and communities to take realistic action, ahead of the United
    Nations Conference of Parties (COP26) event in Glasgow in November 2020. COP26
    is the most important global diplomatic conference on climate change since the
    Paris Agreement was signed in 2016.

    The unique programme of
    events will address key crisis issues around climate change including: the
    local government as a system leader in the transition to net zero, the role of
    schools, education and young people in promoting sustainable lifestyles, how
    communities can activate change through volunteering, managing a transition to
    a zero carbon economic model, as well as subsequent events focussing on the
    future of health, housing and technology.

    A series of five events
    will engage with businesses, communities, public sector, voluntary
    organisations and children and young people.

    ENGIE will draw on its
    expertise in sustainability and commitment to zero carbon measures, to
    emphasise how positive leadership roles in the public sector, large and small
    businesses and local communities can play in helping to achieve the transition
    to a zero carbon world.

    ENGIE’s Divisional CEO
    Places & Communities, Colin Macpherson said of the programme, “ENGIE is
    committed to supporting businesses and local authorities on their journey
    towards zero carbon. We are very pleased to be partnering with North
    Lanarkshire Council on this extremely important and valuable programme of
    events in the run-up to November’s high-profile COP26 conference, which will be
    a great opportunity to connect with those deciding the direction and
    effectiveness of the climate change debate.”

    Convener of the Environment
    and Transportation Committee at North Lanarkshire Council, Councillor Michael McPake,
    said, “The council declared a climate emergency last year and this has acted as
    a trigger to take realistic action to curb climate change at a local level.

    “Working with our partners
    at ENGIE, these exciting events aim to mobilise local authorities, businesses,
    communities and individuals to discuss measures that can affect real action and
    to make concrete efforts to stop the disastrous consequences of climate
    change.”

    Although North Lanarkshire
    Council is the first to partner with ENGIE on this programme, similar events
    are currently being planned across the UK.

    For further information on
    ENGIE, visit www.engie.co.uk/places