Posted on: 09/11/2021
Welcome to our second COP26 special edition of our newsletter, The Informer.
The second week of the conference began with Adaptation, Loss and Damage Day. Former US president Barack Obama addressed world leaders urging them to understand the severity of the crisis, and for individuals to continue to exert pressure on policymakers and corporations while keeping in view the social and political grounds for inaction. Here are the top agreements made so far:
- 100 countries sign up to deforestation pledge to begin restoring the world’s forests by 2030.
- Ecuador to expand the marine reserve around the Galapagos Islands
- 40 countries have signed on to the "Glasgow Breakthroughs," a pledge to provide developing countries with the innovation and tools they need to transition to net-zero carbon emissions.
- Almost 100 nations have agreed to slash methane emissions by 30% by 2030, compared to levels in 2020.
- 5 governments from across the globe have vowed prompt attention and investment to safeguard the environment and transition to more sustainable farming methods.
- 190 nations and organisations, including major coal-producing countries like Poland and Vietnam, had pledged to phase out coal-fired electricity.