The Environmental Audit Committee is keen to ensure continued progress towards making the COP26 summit a success, despite its postponement due to the coronavirus outbreak. Now widely anticipated to take place in 2021, the success of the summit is likely to depend on fulfilling outstanding issues failed to be agreed at the COP25 summit in Madrid. These include the enhancement of Governments’ nationally determined contributions, the invitation to provide long-term strategies, the pathways to decarbonisation to net zero in 2050, and the promise of $100 billion a year to help the poorest countries green their economies. Evidence from Nigel Topping, UK Climate Action Champion and Fiona Reynolds, CEO of the UN-supported: Principles for Responsible.
Parliament 12th May 2020 read more »