The UK’s Nationally Determined Contribution is key in lead up to COP26. This article assess the UK’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution, and critique the delivery of its commitments. Finally, some policy mitigations suggestions are made.
The UN General Assembly opening took place this September with two weeks of speeches from world leaders. The broad overview of global policy direction evidenced an escalating climate rhetoric and bold new proposals relating to coal and green finance. However, blind spots persisted as leaders failed to address how climate change intersects with gender, youth and indigeneity.
The preparation meeting for COP26 took place between 30 September and 2 October 2021. Finance was one of the topics heavily discussed during the meeting and how to provide developing countries with the money they need to mitigation and adapt to climate change. Young activists also attended the Pre-COP meeting and highlighted the importance of strong action, now.
China has made some progress towards the first NDC commitments, but has not submitted an updated NDC as of October, 2021. However, the new NDC could include a ban on new domestic coal-fired power stations and the introduction of reduction targets for non-CO2 GHG emissions. This article analyses how likely it is that China will make the new NDC pledges based upon their domestic policy and existing climate commitments.
Climate Week NYC runs annually, coinciding with the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly and in preparation for COP. It is designed as an opportunity for global collaboration between governments and businesses on climate action, and has resulted in a host of private sector pledges to achieve net zero.
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.
by Amy Wilson The Youth 7 (Y7) 2021 Summit took place one month before the G7 Leaders Summit (11-13 June 2021) in May 2021. The theme for the Y7 Summit was ‘Making Waves for Future Generations’ and had four main subject areas: climate resilience, digital literacy, sustainable economy and mental health [1,2]. In relation to...
by Hannah Melville-Rea The Group of Seven (G7) summit is an annual meeting between the heads of states of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom (UK), and the United States (US) . This year, the meeting took place between 11th and 14th June 2021 in Cornwall. As the hosts of both the G7...