DSA Webinar: Where are we after COP26 and what is needed now?
Where has COP26 has left us in relation to key issues around the climate emergency? This DSA hosted panel of experts reflect on the progress made by to limit climate change.
- Dr Amani Aboud Zeid, African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy
- Meena Raman, Third World Network
- Chukwumerije Okereke, Professor of Global Climate and Environmental Governance and Co-Director of Climate and Justice Centre, University of Reading
- Simon Maxwell, ODI, on aid/climate change links
- Chair: Dr Emily Wilkinson, Senior Research Fellow, ODI; Chief Scientific Adviser, CREAD-Dominica; Co-Director, Caribbean Resilience and Recovery Knowledge Network (CRRKN)
This webinar took place online on 8th December 2021 and was FREE to attend.
Notably, member states agreed to accelerate their plans toward net-zero carbon goals, by strengthening their emissions reduction targets for 2030 by next year, instead of 2025 as set out in the Paris Agreement (2015). Alongside which the need to reduce global greenhouse-gas emissions by 45% by 2030 was also formally recognised. In addition, the Adaptation Fund received a record-shattering US$ 356 million in new support from contributing national and regional governments, including first-time contributors U.S and Canada. Besides these official outcomes, the ‘catalyst’ effect also worked, with several coalitions and partnerships announced.
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