Keep up to date with developments at COP26
Global | Publication | November 2021
Our team on the ground at COP26 provide a daily digest of key takeaways, themes and activity during the negotiations, adding their own commentary and insights from the conference.
Nov 15: Key takeaways and time for action as the curtains fall on COP26
An agreement was finally reached at COP26 on what will now be known as the “Glasgow Climate Pact”.
Nov 11: Sustainable infrastructure at COP26
The theme for this Thursday was “Cities, Regions and the Built Environment - advancing action in the places we live, from communities, through to cities and regions”.
Nov 10: Transport day at COP26
Wednesday was “transport day” at COP26. Transport accounts for a fifth of all global greenhouse gas emissions, and for many people the evolution from internal combustion to electric vehicles will be one of the most visible and easy to comprehend facets of the energy transition.
Nov 9: Gender, innovation and science day at COP26
23 world governments, including China, India, the UK, US and EU, announced new plans to accelerate investment in low carbon technologies through “Mission Innovation”.
Nov 8: Adaptation, loss and damage day at COP26
After a formal rest day ahead of the second week of negotiations, the theme of this Monday was Adaptation, Loss and Damage, with the goal of “delivering the practical solutions needed to adapt to climate impacts and address loss and damage”.
Nov 5: Hydrogen firmly on the agenda as pledges bring forecast temperature rises within reach of target at COP26
Hydrogen has been a regular theme throughout this week at COP26 and we have attended a number events with common key takeaways, notably that capital is available in abundance to flow into new projects but so far there has not been an accompanying equivalent pipeline of such suitable projects, primarily due to concerns over demand and end use, and the need for sponsors to therefore show a provable locked-in offtake to bridge that bankability gap.
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