UK Accused of Running ‘Most Exclusionary COP Ever’ as Activists Face Covid Barriers

DeSmogBlog

The UK has been accused of shutting out activists who hail from countries “battered” by extreme weather events from the upcoming UN climate summit, with campaigners warning it could be “the most exclusionary COP ever”.

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COP Spotlight: F1 star turned clean tech champion Nico Rosberg

Business Green

Because 15 years' ago, a COP would not have been like that. Unfortunately it would have to be where the greatest suffering is happening, such as in Sub-Saharan Africa, where most people don't actually even have electricity, at least not on a regular basis.

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Event - 2020 UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15)

Green Market Oracle

The 2020 Biodiversity Conference (COP 15) will take place on October 5, 2020 in Kunming, Yunnan, China. The 2020 Biodiversity Conference will also serve as the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the CBD.

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Just Two Countries Mention Need to Cut Fossil Fuel Production at COP26 ‘Greenwashing’ Stands

DeSmogBlog

Of the two exceptions, Denmark and South Africa, the first did not mention Denmark’s role as the largest oil producer in the European Union, while South Africa’s stall was sponsored by the country’s top coal companies. South Africa, Australia, UK, and Germany.

Ambitious partnerships on climate action are taking root and bearing fruit

GreenBiz

Launched in 2018 with the Canadian and UK Governments, GPAP is now helping countries across ASEAN and West Africa to tackle ocean plastic waste. Encouragingly, the official climate COP 26 hosted by the UK in Glasgow in November seems to be leaning in this direction.

More than 50 countries commit to protecting 30% of Earth’s land and oceans

Grist

The announcement at the One Planet summit, which also saw pledges to invest billions of pounds in the Great Green Wall in Africa and the launch of a new sustainable finance charter called the Terra Carta by Prince Charles, was met with scepticism from some campaigners.

'We saw real acceleration of ambition': Claire O'Neill makes pitch for greater business involvement at climate talks

Business Green

It is a one-year thing, it only lasts as long as a COP. The private sector with their massive problem solving ability, their huge capital pools [need to be] at the table into the COP officially, part of the process," she says. "It

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What is COP26? Here’s how global climate negotiations work and what’s expected from the Glasgow summit

Renewable Energy World

Another challenge that has derailed past COPs is agreeing on implementing a carbon trading system outlined in the Paris Agreement. Other developing nations such as Indonesia, Malaysia, South Africa and Mexico are important. Shelley Inglis , University of Dayton.

Glasgow Climate Pact: Green economy reacts to final COP26 agreement

Business Green

I also want particularly to thank COP President Alok Sharma who has worked incredibly hard to bring countries together. Despite the Covid-19 crisis, we have accelerated action, the COP has responded to the IPCC's call to close the gap towards 1.5,

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Gas sensor network provides early wildfire detection

Envirotec Magazine

Dryad is now working on ten proof-of-concept deployments with forest owners in the US, Europe, Australia, Indonesia and Africa. The “solar-powered digital nose” in situ.

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COP26: Protestors demand bolder action as negotiators grapple with 'Rubik's cube' of Glasgow talks

Business Green

Other governments now need to isolate the Saudi delegation if they want this COP to succeed for everyone, not just fossil fuel interests.". We are probably not going to be talking about success at this COP," she said.

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Water Day: Prince of Wales kicks off water-focused climate finance drive

Business Green

The Prince of Wales has today launched a new initiative geared at fast tracking finance for improving water services in water-stressed regions in Africa and South East Asia.

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Keeping 1.5C alive: What to expect from a critical autumn for the net zero mission?

Business Green

A COP is the biggest global negotiation: 196 countries with very different agendas, very different political backgrounds; fraught with mistrust, with false rumours; highly technical and highly political - and alongside that a massive trade fair," explained Betts. This is the risk of COP.".

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WoodMac: Emerging Solar Markets to Come of Age in 2020s

GreenTechMedia

These include the risk of weak offtaker finances leading to power purchase agreement renegotiations (as in South Africa and India) and rock-bottom auction prices (mostly in Gulf Cooperation Council countries) setting unrealistically low price expectations from governments in more challenging markets.

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Voluntary carbon markets can boost sustainable development in host countries, report argues

Business Green

Carbon markets are set to be one of the key issues at the upcoming COP climate talks, with negotiators tasked with finalising the rules for Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, which aims to create a framework for countries and companies to meet their climate goals by trading carbon credits.

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Earth Day: Prime Minister urges world leaders not to 'throw away chance to preserve our planet'

Business Green

Speculation is continuing to mount over whether the two high profile summits will be able to proceed as planned, given the worsening coronavirus waves currently afflicting parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America.

Claire O'Neill to be replaced as COP26 President

Business Green

Very sad that that the role I was offered by @BorisJohnson last year has now been rescinded as Whitehall "can't cope" with an Indy cop unit. Wishing the cop team every blessing in the climate recovery emergency.

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Taking the positives from COP26

Business Green

But whether or not the historic reference to fossil fuels is retained, this has been the COP where governments, investors, and businesses made it clearer than ever that the fossil fuel age is slowly drawing to a close.

WWF: Environmental degradation on course to cost global economy £8tr

Business Green

Water shortages and a decline in pollinators will affect agricultural production levels, trade, and food prices across Eastern and Western Africa, central Asia and parts of South America, the study predicts.

'Cautious optimism': Hopes remain high for 1.5C focus as COP26 talks spill into weekend

Business Green

These announcements may generate headlines but assessing their true worth is hugely difficult, especially at speed during a COP meeting. IEA estimates flurry of net zero commitments put 1.8C

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COP26 President Alok Sharma: 'Our choices will make or break the zero-carbon economy'

Business Green

In my first fortnight as COP President, I have been listening to those who have done this before. ??Meeting Meeting people like Paris COP President Laurent Fabius, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and Patricia Espinosa from the UNFCCC. ??And,

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COP26 Climate Summit: From fossil fuels to forests - 10 things we learned in Glasgow

Business Green

The landmark $8bn-plus agreement with South Africa to support a just transition away from coal power also provides an exciting template for how emerging economies can be provided with support as they attempt to move onto cleaner development pathways.

'Utterly shameful': Richer nations delay meeting $100bn climate finance target until 2023

Business Green

Scaling up climate finance has been one of my top priorities as COP President," he said. However, Mohamed Adow, director of Nairobi-based think tank Power Shift Africa and a veteran observer of UN climate talks, slammed the announcement as "utterly shameful".

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Banking on the stability of nature

Business Green

Recent research from the World Bank suggests that a collapse of ecosystem services in 2030 would have a serious impact on global GDP, with three billion people in Sub-Saharan Africa and India facing a loss of GDP of 9.7

Reports: Johnson to push for 'Green Marshall Plan' at G7 Summit

Business Green

As such, the UK government is said to be working on plans for a new multibillion-pound green development bank that could both directly fund low carbon infrastructure projects across Asia, Africa, and South America, and underwrite private investment.

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In defence of COP26

Business Green

Future COPs will re-open this debate and seek to extend it to gas and oil. The trail-blazing partnership with South Africa to help fund a transition away from coal power that could provide a template for others to follow. If COPs did not exist you would have to invent them.

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'COP26 must go ahead': Alok Sharma hits back at calls to postpone Glasgow Climate Summit

Business Green

Today, 57 per cent of Europe is fully vaccinated while just about three per cent of Africa is," said Essop. Over 1,500 civil society groups call for postpone COP26, arguing the UK government has failed to ensure a 'safe, equitable and inclusive summit'.

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'On the winning camp': The business guide to COP26 and why it matters

Business Green

Each of these meetings were known as Conferences of the Parties, or COPs, and they have become synonymous with both the world's admirable intention to tackle the climate crisis and the diplomatic quagmire and geopolitical tensions that have repeatedly stymied efforts to curb global emissions.

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COP26 postponed: The reaction

Business Green

Italian Minister for the Environment, Land and Sea Protection, Sergio Costa: "Whilst we have decided to postpone COP26, including the Pre-COP and ‘Youth for the Climate' event, we remain fully committed to meeting the challenge of climate change.

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Road to Glasgow gets a little longer

Business Green

It's worth noting that we still have little idea of how Covid-19 will impact the world's poorest countries, in sub-Sarahan Africa and South Asia. Right now, it seems like a long time until summer 2021 (and yes, I'm assuming both biodiversity and climate COPs will be in summer.).

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We must protect nature's balance in order to survive

Business Green

We have a necessary, and understandable delay to the next climate COP, which was due to take place in November, in Glasgow. Nature is crucial for our survival, our mental health, and also our economy, argues WWF's Gareth Redmond-King.

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We want to deliver a green recovery in partnership with business and finance

Business Green

In January this year, I helped launch East Africa's first ‘green bond' on the Nairobi securities exchange, followed by its dual listing on the London Stock Exchange.

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Lord Barker on green aluminium, climate-focused recovery, and the road to COP26

Business Green

The company's aluminium is, after all, produced by minerals mined in the Caribbean and West Africa and refined in Ireland. "At

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'Climate breakdown has already begun': Green figures react to IPCC's landmark climate warning

Business Green

Mohamed Adow, director of the Nairobi-based think tank Power Shift Africa, said: "Those of us living in Africa have been aware of the urgency of the climate crisis for many years.

Alok Sharma: We want to see all nations committing to reaching net zero emissions as soon as possible

Business Green

Other former COP Presidents, such as Laurent Fabius. A Uk business called Azuri Technologies is providing solar energy systems to off-grid homes across Africa. Last week, I joined the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, at the launch of the COP 26 Finance Action Plan.

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COP26: Nations set out climate demands as crunch Glasgow talks step-up a gear

Business Green

Nick Mabey, co-founder and CEO of climate think tank E3G, said the HAC grouping "makes the political weather at COP". US re-joins High Ambition Coalition, as snap analysis suggests commitments made in Glasgow could bring global warming trajectories down below 2C for the first time.

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Ambitious partnerships on climate action are taking root and bearing fruit

AGreenLiving

Launched in 2018 with the Canadian and UK Governments, GPAP is now helping countries across ASEAN and West Africa to tackle ocean plastic waste. Encouragingly, the official climate COP 26 hosted by the UK in Glasgow in November seems to be leaning in this direction.

Keeping 1.5C alive: Is COP26 on track to deliver on its goals?

Business Green

Speaking at an event in Milan this month, Thunberg spoke for many when she alleged that COPs have delivered little more than a talking shop since the first Earth Summit in 1992. Will enough people turn up to say it's a legitimate COP?

New leaders at Patagonia, McDonald’s, Netflix

AGreenLiving

From Amsterdam, Gellert oversaw the company in Europe, Africa and the Middle East for nearly six years, working before that at outdoor gear maker Black Diamond. Energy and Clean Growth minister also served as COP President for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference. New leaders at Patagonia, McDonald’s, Netflix Elsa Wenzel Wed, 10/07/2020 – 02:01 Heading into fall, this batch of career updates from the worlds of sustainability and business is somewhat top-heavy.

Chile beefs up national climate action plan, but when will China follow?

Business Green

The timetable and level of ambition for NDCs from other leading emerging economies, such as India, Brazil, Indonesia, and South Africa, is similarly opaque.