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COP26 Days 5 and 6

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COPS26 Day 5 was about youth activism, and Day 6 about Loss and Damage, and adaptation. Watch the summaries below

 

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Matt Chester on Nov 9, 2021

I'm loving these daily recaps, Param-- thanks so much for them!

 

What do you think is going to be the resounding lasting message from COP26 when we look back on it months, even years from now? Will it stand out as the landmark it needs to be, or will it end up grouped in with all the other conferences taking place without concrete progress coming from them?

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Param Kumar on Nov 9, 2021

Hi Matt - thanks. In terms of what COP26 can actually accomplish is going to come out in the next few days - would it lead to some definite commitments or Greta's words "blah, blah, blah". The "non-paper" they published over the weekend was a disappointment: https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/resource/Non-paper%20on%20possible%20elements.pdf

It is a bullet list, and omits the words "energy", "renewable", "fossil" or "fuels". There is obviously an outrage over that, and hopefully the UK Presidency, which has a significant leeway in the draft of this and final documents will heed that.

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Matt Chester on Nov 10, 2021

I have to thank Param for taking the time to dive into the answer to my question above in a full video-- I encourage readers to check it out here: https://energycentral.com/o/utility-2030-collaborative/day-7-cop26

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