COP26 Series: UK Priorities for COP26 and business
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COP26 must unite the world on a path to a zero-carbon economy to build back better after the pandemic. We are at a turning point for our planet and our health. Despite the many challenges of COVID-19, the international community must come together to reach agreement at COP26. An agreement that accelerates action to reduce emissions, strengthens adaptation and resilience to impacts, scales up support and finance, protects and restores nature, and empowers inclusive action.
The UNFCCC negotiations are central to these aims: including finalising the Paris Rulebook, concluding issues left over from Madrid and delivering on the essential items for 2020 and 2021.
At Glasgow we must show that clean, low-carbon growth is the growth story of the future, that it is accelerating and is irreversible. Our path to a zero-carbon economy must be fair,
inclusive and it must create the global resilience we need to combat climate change.
The four key goals of the COP26 conference are:
1. Mitigation: Ensuring countries come forward with ambitious emissions reductions targets that align with securing global net-zero by mid-century and keeping 1.5 degrees within reach.
2. Adaptation: To protect communities and natural habitats by restoring ecosystems and building defences, warning systems and resilient infrastructure and agriculture to avoid loss of homes, livelihoods and even lives.
3. Finance: To deliver on our first two goals, developed countries must make good on their promise to mobilise at least $100bn in climate finance per year by 2020.
4. Collaboration: Working together to finalise the Paris Rulebook and accelerate action to tackle the climate crisis through collaboration between governments, businesses and civil society.