Viessmann heading to COP26

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Published: 19 October 2021


Max Viessmann

Viessmann will aim to help shape future energy and heating policy by participating at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference UK 2021, also known as COP26. 

Max Viessmann, co-CEO Viessmann Group and CEO Viessmann Climate Solutions, will speak at one of the events organised alongside COP26 – the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2021 – of which Viessmann is a sponsor.

Held in Glasgow, from October 31 - November 12, COP26 will bring parties together from around 200 countries across politics, business and wider societal spheres to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. 

Max Viessmann will focus on a range of topics, including: 

  • How the building sector, through decarbonising heating and cooling, can play a critical role in reaching climate targets. 
  • The importance of making such activities socially just and beneficial and attractive to end-users and homeowners. 
  • The role H2 and green gases can play in decarbonising the energy mix and ensuring continuation of a reliable energy supply. 
  • Viessmann's own decarbonisation progress and future net zero ambitions.  

Graham Russell, Viessmann's managing director, said: “The COP26 summit is the perfect opportunity to focus on the decarbonisation of the UK’s energy and buildings. With many electric and hydrogen-fuelled climate technologies available today to take over from fossil fuels, we are proud to be playing a critical role in the energy transition. Viessmann offers energy efficient solutions for homeowners today covering electrification, hydrogen and the digital platforms via which they can be controlled and optimised.''