As one of the ten young Israeli companies selected at PLANETech World to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27, taking place November 6-18 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, UBQ Materials will also be presenting at the COP27 Climate Innovation Summit. The presentation will be given by UBQ Materials VP of Sustainability Rachel Barr. Barr will also join the Solar Impulse Foundation (SIF) delegation in the Building Pavilion, presenting UBQ Materials as a SIF Efficient Solution for clean and profitable solutions for the environment. SIF founder and environmentalist Bertrand Piccard will include UBQ Materials as an available solution in his address to the general assembly..
Barr said that returning to the COP, where today the targets have shifted from pledging to implementation, provided an incomparable opportunity to build on progress made at COP26 in relation to the Global Methane Pledge. “UBQ prevents significant methane emissions directly associated with landfills and provides the industry with an easy material swap for petroleum-based plastics, closing the loop between the ecosystems of waste and materials,” she explained.
“The company’s UBQ product replaces oil-based plastics, wood, cement and other finite resources in endless durable products. The most climate-positive thermoplastic on the market, UBQ prevents up to 11.7 times its weight in carbon dioxide equivalent emissions,” she said.
“COP is a crucial time for world leaders to map the next steps required to reach Paris Agreement goals,” said Jack ‘Tato’ Bigio, co-founder and co-CEO of UBQ Materials. “COP offers us the opportunity to empower governments and industry with circular solutions to a previously resource-depleting, unsustainable system.”
Nine additional startups will represent the Israeli climate tech ecosystem, selected by the Israeli Innovation Authority and PLANETech to showcase how Israel’s startup community has adapted itself to tackle the world’s most pressing climate challenges. The other startups include: H2Pro, Gencell, Wiliot, HomeBiogas, Groundwork BioAg, Aleph Farms, Remilk, Beewise and Tomorrow.io.