Sydney will host the first global summit on accelerating pathways to zero emissions in September.
Secured by BESydney, the Impact X (IX) Summit will be held at ICC Sydney and is expected to gather over 2,000 business leaders, technology innovators, investors and international agencies.
Scheduled for September 21, world Zero Emissions Day, the Summit will be jointly hosted with Singapore-based Blue Impacts and will promote accelerated pathways to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres said NSW is leading the way in industry innovation and investment to reduce emissions.
“We welcome the IX Summit as a platform to generate new ideas and commitments for accelerated pathways to zero emissions and showcase our state’s technologies and innovation to the rest of the world,” he said.
Coinciding with Climate Week and the UN General Assembly in New York, the Summit will produce a statement of actionable recommendations and commitments to accelerating pathways to zero for presentation at the UK COP26 climate negotiations.
“Sydney and NSW are already home to some of the world’s leading innovators in the development of clean technologies, sustainable transport and buildings, and future energy solutions,” said BESydney CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith.
“The IX Summit will be a catalyst for bringing these emerging technologies to scale and driving greater collaboration to achieve the zero emissions goal.”