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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (the Convention or UNFCCC) is an international treaty which acknowledges the existence of anthropogenic climate change and provides the framework for climate change negotiations. The Convention was adopted in 1992 during the ‘Earth Summit’ in Rio de Janeiro, with the treaty entering into force in 1994 and 196 countries ratifying it. The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the supreme decision-making body of the UNFCCC and is made up of representatives from all parties. 

The COP has met each year since 1995 to review the implementation of the Convention. Each COP elaborates and builds on the decisions and resolutions of previous COPs, with the Kyoto Protocol adopted at COP3 in 1997 being one of the better-known agreements. At COP21 the “Paris Agreement" was reached and has been widely proclaimed as a historic deal and one that will inevitably lead to decarbonisation. Following this plan, COP26 summit will bring together delegates from 195 countries together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement: first and foremost, to tackle climate change and contain the increase of the planet’s temperature below 1.5C.

The agreements that will be reached at the end of COP26 are not binding for the countries that take part in the conference, but based on them the official roadmap for sustainability action plans in each country will be drafted. This is why COP26 is regarded as the most important conference in the world in the fight against climate change. For further information visit:

Hitachi Limited is one of the Principal Partners of COP26. You can read more about Hitachi Limited’s work at COP26 here: COP26: Uniting the World to Tackle Climate Change: Hitachi Global

Watch sessions featuring Hitachi Energy​

3rd November 2021: 09.30 - 11.00​ CET

Interconnecting Europe – Building a stronger, smarter and greener energy system to accelerate the energy transition ​
Featuring Claudio Facchin, CEO at Hitachi Energy​

Energy transition is at the heart of our decarbonization journey with electricity as the backbone and renewables playing a pivotal role in shaping the future of sustainable energy. This session will focus on how interconnections between countries and regions can help the evolution of renewable energy solutions in Europe.​

​3rd November 2021: 14.00 - 15.00 CET

Innovative Clean Energy Financing in Emerging Markets​
Featuring Claudio Facchin, CEO at Hitachi Energy​

Our energy and climate future particularly hinges on whether emerging and developing economies can successfully transition to cleaner energy systems. Held in collaboration between Hitachi Energy and the World Economic Forum, this session aims to surface innovative financial mechanisms that can unlock clean energy investments needed in emerging and developing markets.​

4th November 2021: 14.30 - 16.00 CET

Energy transitions for 1.5°C – scaled and enabled by energy efficiency, innovation and digitalization
Featuring Johan Söderström, EVP, Head of EMEA at Hitachi Energy

Most of the reductions in CO2 emissions through 2030 can come from technologies already on the market today. But in 2050, almost half the reductions must come from technologies that are currently under development. This session will focus on what actions are needed to support the industry with clean energy innovation.​

4th November 2021: 16.30 - 17.30 CET

The Climate Benefits of Exports​
Featuring Johan Söderström, EVP, Head of EMEA at Hitachi Energy

Green transition is possible, and it is happening. Sustainable solutions from Sweden are enablers in this process, making Swedish exports an impactful factor for the global green transition. The purpose of this session is to share and showcase the Swedish experience of successful export promotion of sustainable solutions and how Swedish exports contribute to the green transition globally.​

4th November 2021: 18.15 - 19.30 CET

Accelerating the global energy transition – turning vision into action​
Featuring Claudio Facchin, CEO at Hitachi Energy

The panel session will discuss both the blockers and enablers to delivering the energy transition at pace. As you are aware, the transition requires momentous growth in renewables generation (notably solar and offshore wind), substantial investment in electricity networks (for expansion, flexibility and robustness), electrification of demand (most notably in transport and heating) and unparalleled global collaboration between governments and industry. The challenges are significant, with the need to create alignment across a complex eco-system, but the resultant benefits are vital economically as well as for the climate. The panel will bring together leaders from industry, government, and international agencies to discuss the priority areas for action.​