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COP26: Uniting the World to Tackle Climate Change

What is COP26?

The UK hosted the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow from 1 – 12 November 2021.

A record number of delegates from nearly 200 countries and territories attended COP26, which resulted in the Glasgow Climate Pact (GCP) and several pledges around ending or reducing deforestation, methane emissions, investment into oil and gas projects, and more.

Why is Hitachi involved?

Hitachi is proud to be a Principal Partner of COP26, playing our role in the decarbonisation of society and tackling climate change. Through our sponsorship, we want to contribute to the achievement of global goals to reduce environmental impact and ultimately help create a more sustainable future, through the power of Social Innovation.

Hitachi is strengthening its climate target to contribute to a Net Zero society by achieving carbon neutrality through its entire value chain including production, procurement and the use of products and services by 2050.

Hitachi's ambition is to become climate change innovator - and reduce carbon for Governments, cities and our customers. Our Environmental Vision states ‘we will resolve environmental issues and achieve both a higher quality of life and a sustainable society, in collaborative creation with stakeholders.’

Relive Hitachi events at COP26

Hitachi took part in several events during the two weeks of COP26. Here are a few highlights.

On Transport Day, we joined “What Comes After the Tipping Point? Opportunities from the ZEV Transition” chaired by Nichola Mallon, Minister for Infrastructure in Northern Ireland.
Watch the video here.

We also hosted “Powering Good: Recharging Rail to Power Economies and Connect Communities” chaired by Andy Bagnall from the Rail Delivery Group.
Watch the video here.

Our Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Lorena Dellagiovanna, spoke about Hitachi’s work to decarbonize on the plenary session “Presidency Event: Building Back Better: Accelerating deep collaboration for Built Environment climate action”.
Lorena’s speech starts at 1:07:40 here.

We hosted an event called “Towards Net Zero – Greening Cities Through Low Carbon Connected Urban Transport”. Chief Environmental Officer Alistair Dormer gave the keynote, and it was chaired by our CDO for Europe, Ram Ramachander.
Watch the video here.

A virtual exhibition of Hitachi's booth in the Green Zone, where we introduced our environmental business and R&D developments, can be found here.

As an event outside of the COP26 venue, “Towards Net Zero - Hitachi Value-Chain Innovators” was held online on November 8 as a global event for procurement partners of the Hitachi Group.

Watch the video (*English with subtitles) here:
English / Japanese / Chinese / Thai

Video: World's First Zero-Carbon Powered Film

Sir Sam Mendes narrates “Racing to Zero”, the world's first film powered with zero carbon emissions.

Video: Ask Hitachi with Glasgow School Children

Glasgow school children ask Hitachi engineers all the tough questions about the future of clean transport and COP26.