This page is dedicated to the news and information from COP26 – the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, the 26th conference to take place and it is scheduled to take place in the City of Glasgow between Sunday 31st October and Friday 12th November 2021.
COP26 has ended, but did it deliver on what it promised? The results of the conference are projected to result in a 2.4°C rise in global temperature, not the 1.5°C that we should all be aiming for. In this Insight piece, Carbon Trust expert Simon Retallack explains why he’s left feeling optimistic after COP26.
David Attenborough has done a short talk relating to COP26 highlights, the science of climate change and the need for climate justice. This video is well worth 7 minutes of your time!
WHAT IS THE MARRAKECH PARTNERSHIP?
The UN ‘Marrakech Partnership’ aims to strengthen collaboration between governments and key stakeholders to immediately lower emissions and increase resilience against climate impactsCOP26 is set to see a groundswell of commitment and action from across the global economy, from businesses, investors, cities and regions. And they’ll be sending their governments a loud and clear message: we are ready, willing and able to accelerate and widen the transformation to halve greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience within the 2020s. The full programme of the Marrakech Partnership is available here.
MAKE YOUR OWN PLEDGE
The Climate Pledge is a collective effort for leading companies to work together in achieving a bold goal of net zero carbon by 2040 – ten years ahead of the Paris Agreement. Find out more here.