COP26 President: 2021 to be a big year for climate & UK: Alok Sharma, COP26 President announced that 2021 will bring a ‘golden thread’ of climate action driven by the UK.
Talking at the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee early today, he stated: “2021 will be a very big year for the climate, it is also going to be a big year for the UK.
“As well as with COP26 we have G7. Through all these international gatherings we have what I describe as the golden thread of climate action.”
Several days earlier, the Prime Minister initiated the UK’s G7 Presidency that will have the country host the summit in Cornwall during June.
The G7 is believed to be the only forum that gathers the world’s leading democratic nations together to address common challenges.
Mr Sharma additionally said there are 4 areas of focus for COP26 that will take place in Glasgow from 1st to 12th November.
The 1st is a step change in mitigation, to guarantee that all countries come ahead with ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
The 2nd is how countries establish their own adaptation plans, the 3rd the steps that are made to keep the private finance flowing & the final one an rise in international cooperation.
He also emphasised: “I want COP26 to be the most inclusive COP ever.”
COP26 President: 2021 to be a big year for climate & UK