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COP26

Let's assemble a better future

Climate change is our greatest challenge, but we'll rise to it

As stubborn optimists, we believe that we can still choose to create a better future. Many of the solutions already exist, and now all of us – businesses, governments, people – need to act.

Together, we can assemble a net-zero world that is better for all. With green jobs and more sustainable growth and a fair and equal society.

That is why we are proud to be a Partner of COP26 the 26th UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow from, 31 October – 12 November 2021. With world leaders gathered it is in our hands to create a better future, and home, for all.

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We have a plan and are taking action to become climate positive

The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. In today’s world, this means reassembling our business and value chain to drastically reduce our climate footprint.

We’ve set ambitious goals to guide us on this journey. This includes our commitments to becoming climate positive by 2030 and reaching net-zero emissions by latest 2050 so we can help limit global warming to 1.5°C.

We will achieve this by drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions and by removing and storing carbon from the atmosphere through better forest and agricultural management practices within the IKEA value chain. We will also go beyond IKEA and take an extended responsibility for the IKEA value chain.

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The moment is now

Together, we can create a better tomorrow

From businesses and governments to people at home, we all have a part to play in protecting the home we all share.

We want to inspire and enable others to take ambitious climate action. It’s why we and our partners are asking governments and businesses the same thing we ask of ourselves: not only to make big commitments, but also to deliver real change. And it’s why we’re working hard to make living with a lower climate footprint more affordable, convenient, and accessible to all.

 

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We believe that by working together, we can keep global warming within 1.5°C of pre-industrial levels and ensure a just transition to a net-zero society. It’s in our hands to create a better future, and home, for all. A critical decade for climate action starts here.