What is climate change?
Climate change refers to the increase of global temperature caused by greenhouse gas effect, so it is also called global warming. Carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide are all greenhouse gases, and carbon dioxide contributes the most to climate change. Global warming has an increasingly significant impact on the earth's ecology. Excessive greenhouse gases discharged into the atmosphere have caused the temperature of the earth's atmosphere to rise year by year, and various disasters caused by extreme weather conditions occur more frequently than ever.
What is COP?
COP (Conference of the Parties) refers to the international conferences held by 197 signatories of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on climate change and response plans, commitments and actions on a yearly basis since the Convention was concluded in 1994. In 2015, the Paris Agreement was signed at the Paris Summit (COP21), which proposed that the global average temperature increase should be limited to no more than 2℃ compared with the pre-industrial level, and that more efforts should be made to limit it to 1.5℃. In 2021, COP26 will evaluate the commitments made five years ago: according to the current situation, the limit of temperature rise of 1.5℃ will be exceeded by 2030. By the end of this century, the temperature will rise by at least 3℃, so the next ten years will be a crucial period. If no positive actions are taken in time, mankind and the earth will face unimaginable natural disasters such as sea level rise and extinction of more species.
As a global leader in the sustainable development of stone wool industry, Rockwool has long been committed to improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon footprint. Jens Birgersson, CEO of Rockwool, accepted an exclusive interview with the Washington Post, The New York Times and other media during the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, in which he provided ideas and solutions for coping with climate change and achieving global climate goals.
Rockwool’s stone wool has excellent thermal insulation performance, which makes it widely used in the fields of building thermal insulation and industrial energy conservation. In 2020, the stone wool products produced by Rockwool for building insulation saved 1.8 billion kWh of power in the whole year, and will help customers save energy expenditure of about 55 billion euros in the product service life. The energy saved with the use of Rockwool’s industrial thermal insulation products in the service life in 2020 translated into the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by 800 million tons. Rockwool’s stone wool has played an obvious role in saving energy, reducing carbon emission and promoting the sustainable social development.