COP26 Week 2 – Highlights
Here are the highlights from the second and lask week of the COP26. This week saw progress in areas of gender equality, transport and adaptation to converstion to Net Zero.
The week started with a focus on Adaptation, Loss and Damage :
• More than 70 world leaders committed to moving towards more locally led adaptation, endorsing the Principles for Locally Led Adaptation.
• $232 million was committed to the Adaptation Fund.
• The UK announced £290 million in funding to combat the effects of climate change, in a pledge to the world becoming resilient to climate change by 2030.
Tuesday was Gender Day as well as Science and Innovation day :
• The was a large number of announcements from countries around the world which has given a significant boost to the implementation of the Gender Action Plan which was agreed at COP25.. – The UK also announced a large number of new research and innovation initiatives supported by global coalitions of nations, businesses and scientists. Un grand nombre d’annonces faites par des pays du monde entier ont donné un élan important à la mise en œuvre de la Gender Action Plan adopté lors de la COP25.
• The UK announced £165 million in funding to advance gender equality while simultaneously tackling climate change.
• The UK also announced a large amount of new research and innovation initiatives supported by global coalitions of nations, businesses and scientists.
Transport day :
• 30 countries agreed to work together to make accessible, affordable and sustainable zero emission vehicles the ‘new normal’ by 2030 or sooner.
• Other announcements involved the creation of “green shipping corridors”.
This was the last themed day and focused on Cities, Regions and the Built Environment :
• The UK promised £27.5 million of funding to UCAP, a programme designed to help cities achieve Net Zero.
Today negotiations intensified as delegates worked towards finalising the draft negotiation texts.
For more information on the outcomes and negotiations of the COP26, please click here.