Road to COP26—what is it and why is it important?

Road to COP26—what is it and why is it important?

What can we expect from the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26), and why is it so important in the global fight against a warming climate? 

COP26 is scheduled to take place in Glasgow this November, after having been delayed by a year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The summit marks five years since the Paris Agreement, when countries around the world agreed a binding treaty to limit global temperature increases to below 2°C. COP26 therefore represents an opportunity to reflect on progress made in achieving this target, and what more needs to be done. To assist our readers in preparing for this crucial climate summit, we are launching a series of News Analyses covering various topics relevant to COP26.

The first instalment in this series, by Douglas Bryden of Travers Smith, gives further information on the nature and background to COP26, and its significance for international climate action. He also discusses four major topics on the COP26 agenda:

  • Developing carbon markets mechansims
  • Funding for loss and damage due to the impacts of climate change
  • Progress toward the 100bn US$ finance target for climate finance
  • The relevance of ‘nature-based solutions’ in the fight against global warming

Read the full article here: Road to COP26—what is it and why is it important?


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