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World News: Glasgow climate change conference, Summary report, 31 October – 12 November 2021 November 16,2021   |  Source: International Institute for Sustainable Development

The Glasgow Climate Change Conference convened after a year-long postponement due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Parties adopted the Glasgow Climate Pact: a series of three overarching cover decisions that provide an overall political narrative of the Conference of the Parties (COP). For the first time in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process, there is a reference to phasing down unabated coal power and phasing out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies. Some of the substantive aspects of the decisions include calls for:

· developed countries to double their adaptation finance from 2019 levels, by 2025; and

· parties that have not yet communicated new or updated nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to do so before the next COP.

The Pact also establishes:

· an annual high-level ministerial roundtable on pre-2030 ambition;

· the Glasgow Dialogue between parties on loss and damage, to convene from 2022 to 2024; and

· an annual dialogue to strengthen ocean-based action.

There are sections on science, adaptation, adaptation finance, mitigation, finance, technology and capacity building, loss and damage, implementation, and collaboration in the cover decisions, except for the one related to the Kyoto

 

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