Looking to COP26: A Focus on Discussion Topics for Week 1

ClimaTalk’s previous article, The Paris Agreement: A Focus on Unresolved Issues, delved into aspects of the Paris Agreement that were left unresolved at the end of the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP). These included Article 6 and carbon markets, funding mechanisms for loss and damage, the timescales for the submission of updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), climate finance, and how to quantify and report emissions.

Informal Consultations: From COP25 to COP26

In the run up to the next COP, the previous year’s Presidency and the incoming Presidency work together to set out a multi-layered approach to identify and test solutions to the topics at the upcoming COP. This article focuses on the outcomes of the meetings and consultations that have taken place during 2021 since COP25. The discussions have focused on six key areas, their challenges and negotiation points.

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Mock COP Campaigners Progress & National Governments Commitments

What is MockCOP 26? Read on to find out! ClimaTalk speaks with Mock COP26 activist Kelo Uchendu about his involvement. Mock COP hopes to not only host their ministerial summit, but showcase ‘My Climate Reality’, a virtual reality project in which youth on the front lines of the climate crisis can share their stories with UN leaders during the November conference.

The Emissions and Adaptation Gap Reports

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) publishes two annual flagship reports assessing the global advance in two of the main topics of the Paris Agreement: Mitigation and Adaptation. Both reports are coordinated by UNEP DTU Partnership with its office in Denmark, a partnership between the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Read on for an overview of the Adaptation and the Emissions Gap Reports.

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