Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2022: Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, announced its participation at the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) hosted in Sharm-El Sheikh until November 18.
“We are pleased to take part in one of the most significant summits on climate change that will lead to new pledges from world governments to cut emissions and accelerate the green energy transition. At Johnson Controls, sustainability runs through every aspect of our business. We seek to lead positive change by optimizing our own operations, committing to net zero carbon before 2040 and providing powerful sustainability solutions for our customers. Our participation at COP27 is in line with our efforts to tackle energy usage in buildings, cut carbon emissions and introduce new solutions to mark positive changes for our society,” said Mohammad Khalid, vice president and general manager, Middle East and Africa at Johnson Controls.
Johnson Controls is one of many examples globally of how companies are committing to long-term sustainability goals and deploying comprehensive strategies to meet them. Its sustainability journey has witnessed a reduction in energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions by more than 70% through the adoption of science-based targets and its commitment to net zero by 2040.
Johnson Controls will share its expertise in climate action at COP27. George Oliver, chairman and CEO, and Katie McGinty, vice president and chief sustainability and external relations officer, will participate in the summit to highlight the company’s innovative strategies and solutions that support an environmentally and economically sustainable future.
“We believe that, through collaboration and advanced technologies like OpenBlue, businesses and governments can accelerate climate change action, unlock green growth opportunities, and build resilient, sustainable economies. We look at COP27 as a vital platform for accelerating climate action and empowering customers and future generations to consume less energy, conserve resources, and identify pathways to achieving healthy, net-zero carbon buildings and communities,” added Khalid.
Technology and collaboration are key to meeting global net-zero targets. With the capability to drive 50% and more improvement in energy efficiency and corresponding carbon emissions, Johnson Controls’ OpenBlue digital platform and services are already at the cutting edge of technology for decarbonizing buildings.
Johnson Controls’ impactful participation in a global conference like COP27 is an opportunity to exchange best practices and share expert solutions that the company has developed to mitigate climate change challenges. In addition, Johnson Controls aims to demonstrate its innovation in sustainability, design and engineering. It will also connect with decision makers across the world to leverage its full capacity for the global fight against climate change.
“In the current worldwide context, COP27 provides an ideal platform to accelerate the public-private collaboration and enhance synergies to speed up the global energy transition. To be held in Africa for only the fifth time, the forthcoming conference comes as several countries in the region are committed to ambitious emission-reduction goals to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5 °C,” concluded Khalid.