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.
Data centers: Navigating ESG considerations
There is an increased global awareness of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) issues as the legal and regulatory landscape changes for the data center asset class.
Nov 15: Key takeaways and time for action as the curtains fall on COP26
COP26 has now come to an end, and after the clock reached extra time over the weekend an agreement was finally reached 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”.
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COP26, the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, took take place between 1 and 12 November 2021 in Glasgow.