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Why the UN is Right to Call for Business to Act on Climate Change

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With the United Nations urging businesses to recognise how they will meet the expectations and demands of stakeholders to reach net zero by 2050, David Lloyd, general manager of Connected Energy Performance at Johnson Controls UK&I, says technology is key.

Across the world, businesses are battling to keep the lights on amid urgent calls for action as the energy crisis bites. We are facing a raft of thorny issues that we need to get to grips with – and fast.

Energy efficiency has long been recognised as the mainstay in building the low carbon economy of tomorrow and could now be the driving force to keep costs down. But despite the potential, the sluggish pace of progress and poor public awareness of the benefits across our built environment is leaving many countries playing catch up on climate change goals and exposing businesses and consumers to soaring energy bills in the process.

The urgency cannot be overstated but amid the spiralling cost of doing business come fresh concerns that energy efficiency is taking a back seat.

The call from the United Nations for businesses to respond to Climate Change on the eve of in advance of COP 27 serves as a crucial reminder that as bills soar and companies grapple with multiple goals, technology can offer a wholly improved way of managing utilities.


There has never been a better incentive for businesses to implement solutions now, to help us all towards a better tomorrow.

David Lloyd

David Lloyd is the General Manager of Connected Energy Performance at Johnson Controls in the United Kingdom and Ireland.


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