UNEP at the climate COP26

We can’t undo the mistakes of the past. But this generation of political and business leaders, this generation of conscious citizens, can make things right. This generation can make the systemic changes that will stop the planet warming, help everyone adapt to the new conditions and create a world of peace, prosperity and equity.

Climate impacts are widespread, rapid, and intensifying. The November 2021 Conference of Parties (COP 26) for the UN Climate Change Conference, hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy, in Glasgow, UK, was a chance for leaders from all countries in the world to make 2021 the necessary turning point for taking action on the climate emergency.

Through report launches, events and more, at COP26, UNEP worked towards three goals:

  • To raise ambition at the national level, but more importantly to spur immediate action and get started on reducing emissions.
  • To deliver on the 100 billion USD promise and stimulate the large-scale private finance needed to reach the Paris Agreement.
  • To encourage solutions that can reduce GHG emissions while also adapting to climate impacts like extreme weather events.
What to expect from the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference and the findings of UNEP’s Emissions Gap Report 2021.

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03 Nov 2021 | UNEP Event Beat the heat: cool cities for a cooler future

Date: Wednesday 3 November 2021      Time: 12:30-13:00 pm GMT     Running Time: 30 mins Location: Nordic Pavilion, Glasgow, United Kingdom Hosted By: UNEP-led Cool Coalition, with support by the Clean Cooling Collaborative, RMI, Mission Innovation…

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03 Nov 2021 | Workshop Leading by example: greening governments, UN and other public sector organizations

WHEN: 3 November 2021, 13.30 (UK); 09.30 (EDT); 14.30 (CET); 16.30 (EAT) WHERE: Climate Action Room 2, Zone B, Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Hydro, Glasgow, UK & Virtual (hybrid event) Registration link and/or live session link (to be provided…

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01 Nov 2021 | Symposium Peatland Pavilion at UNFCCC COP26

Date: 1st – 12th of November 2021 Location: Blue Zone, Hall 4, SEC, Glasgow Register here: https://globalpeatlands.online/PeatlandPavilionCOP26Registration The Peatland Pavilion is a global collaboration between the UN, Member States, NGO’s,…

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