As we approach the final few days at COP26 we review another busy day in Glasgow. The CHEC team have kept up their efforts and have been attending many different events and discussions.
Check out the video below and then a great selection of photos we’ve taken throughout the day and find out everything that happened at COP26 on Wednesday 10th November.
We also cover the latest news from COP26 today, specifically the publication of the Draft Version of the final document!
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CHEC at COP26 on Wednesday 10th November
CHEC spoke to a number of great people today while attending a number of different events. In our daily video, we’ve got great interviews with Camille Rivera of OCEANUS Conservation, Marie from Climate Fresk, Isaac Aboah, Ghana Delegate and EV Startup Founder, Katarzyna Smetek of the Polish Youth Climate Council and Weronika Adamczak from the UN Association Poland.
COP26 Draft Version of the Final Text
While CHEC was keeping busy at COP26, the big news to come out of the Conference was the publishing of the draft version of the final text.
While the Draft has been hailed in some areas, critics are still saying it is going to fall short on what’s needed. This is worrying when another key report published this week, claimed global warming will hit 2.4C on current estimates.
The key takeaways of the Draft version are:
- Urged countries to strengthen their 2030 greenhouse gas emissions targets by the end of 2022.
- Encouraged countries to increase their short-term commitments next year
- Asks countries to agree to an annual high-level ministerial round table focused on raising ambition further
- It refers to the Paris temperate goal (2C) rather than the 1.5C recognised figure
- It encourages that countries accelerate the phasing out of coal and subsidies for fossil fuels
- It calls on developed countries to at least double climate finance commitments to help those worst affected
It remains to be seen whether this Draft version will be the final outcome document, however, as it stands, this is not enough. UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has returned to COP26 and asked countries “to pull out all the stops” but whether this will be enough is unclear. Only time will tell. And we’ll know soon!
The Guardian have produced a wonderful annotated version of the Draft Version which makes it much easier for everyone to understand. You can read that here: COP26 Draft Text Annotated.
Before the end of the day, PM Johnson gave a short presentation and held a Q&A session which can be viewed in its entirety below!