New Dates Agreed for COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference

The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), with the UK and its Italian partners, agreed yesterday new dates for the COP26 UN climate conference, which will now take place between 1 and 12 November 2021 in Glasgow. The agreement …

Two Thirds of World’s Citizens Agree Climate Change Is as Serious as Pandemic

A new Ipsos poll conducted in 14 countries finds that 71% of adults globally agree that, in the long term, climate change is as serious a crisis as Covid-19 is. The survey shows widespread support for government actions to prioritise climate change in the economic recovery after Covid-19 with 65% …

UNFCCC Work on Building Climate Resilience Continues – Virtually

Despite the COVID-19 crisis, work is continuing apace on efforts to build resilience to the inevitable impacts of climate change. Last month, the UNFCCC’s Adaptation Committee (AC) hosted its first-ever virtual meeting, thereby showing its determination to continue delivering timely and high-quality products in the face of the pandemic. Youssef …

What Are the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)?

The Paris Agreement and NDCs 2015 was a historic year in which 196 Parties came together under the Paris Agreement to transform their development trajectories so that they set the world on a course towards sustainable development, aiming at limiting warming to 1.5 to 2 degrees C above pre-industrial levels. Through …

The Biggest Fall in Carbon Emissions Since WW2 Could Be Short-Lived

Experts warn that without structural change, emissions declines caused by coronavirus could be short-lived as economies get back to normal. * Emissions have to peak in 2020 to hit climate goals * Experts differ on likely impact of the coronavirus * Only lasting downward trend will curb climate change Carbon …