Jaguar Land Rover Will Provide All Electric Vehicles For COP26

The high-profile climate change summit in November will be supplied with electric vehicles by Jaguar Land Rover, according to a government press release. The motor manufacturer has already launched a strategy to cut carbon emissions from its vehicles to net zero by 2036, and across its entire supply chain and operations by 2039.

Thierry Bolloré, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted to partner with COP26 and provide a fleet of all-electric vehicles, including Jaguar I-PACE performance SUVs, to deliver zero-emission transport at the summit.”

He added: “Sustainability is at the core of our business strategy, Reimagine, which enables us to focus on becoming net carbon zero by 2039, as the creator of the world’s most desirable modern luxury vehicles.”

The vehicles will not be imported especially for the event, but will be sourced from existing fleets in the UK, to avoid adding to the carbon footprint. The partnership between the motor manufacturer and the organisers of political conferences has a long tradition, as a means of safely transporting world leaders to and from the venue.

The COP26 summit, which has been delayed by a year due to the pandemic, is seen as a critical event as the world battles ever more dangerous signs of global warming. At the top of the agenda will be finding a way to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, which aims to limit the rise of the global temperature to 1.5°C.

197 members of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will meet in Glasgow in November. It will be attended by politicians, scientists, campaigners, journalists, and industry leaders, who will negotiate and discuss strategies to reduce carbon emissions, protect the environment, and speed up the conversion to green fuels and electric vehicles.


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