Climate Mitigation

COP26: Glasgow Climate Change Conference

The COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference, hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy from October 31 to November 12, brings parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

At the COP26 climate conference, Parties aim to make significant advances in relation to the following goals: (i) Securing global net zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach, e.g. by accelerating the phase-out of coal, curtailing deforestation and speeding up the switch to electric vehicles; (ii) Adapting to protect communities and natural habitats, by protecting ecosystems, devising warning mechanisms, and making infrastructure and agriculture more resilient; (iii) Mobilising $100bn in climate finance per year, from both public and private sector; and (iv) Finalising the Paris Rulebook aimed at operationalizing climate action through collaboration between governments, businesses and civil society.