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COP26: The Last Train to 1.5°C
BY SAM GOODMAN, LA RUTA DEL CLIMA
31 / 09 / 2021
The last train to 1.5°C

The report presents a review of the main topics addressed in COP26 including loss and damage. This year’s U.N. climate conference (COP26) presents an extraordinary set of challenges as nations are set to meet from October 31 to November 12 in Glasgow, Scotland. Many hoping to attend from the Global South could be side-lined due to the prohibitive costs and vaccination inequality. Much uncertainty remains as to how the negotiations will happen. Climate ambition and enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are central to this year’s conference as nations are expected to submit revised climate pledges. Also critical to this year’s negotiations will be finalizing the Paris Rulebook and coming to an agreement on global carbon markets. Delivering on the collective goal to surpass the $100 billion target in climate finance and operationalizing the Santiago Network on Loss and Damage will be key.

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