The Conference of Parties (COP) is the decision-making body responsible for monitoring and reviewing UNFCCC recommendations on global warming and climate change.reviewing UNFCCC recommendations on global warming and climate change.
Last 25 COPs since 1995, have failed to limit the Global Warming.
The Global Leadership is yet to provide a clear direction for mitigating Climate Change impacts.
COP-26 starting from 31 Oct 2021 could be the last chance for Humanity to avoid catastrophic decline.
The Main themes of COP 26:
- Limiting warming to 1.5 degrees
- Global emissions must halve by 2030
- Globally reach ‘net-zero’ by 2050
- Mobilize Climate Finance
COP 21 at Paris in 2015 saw over 195 countries pledging NDCs to reduce CO2 emissions, But post- pandemic Economic recovery is seeing large rebound to Coal & Oil use with 2nd largest annual increase in CO2 emissions in the History
Will COP 26 be hijacked by finance issues, without committing emission reductions?
Taken from: CCP New Bulletin October 2021 https://www.climatecollectivepune.org/