COP26 took place in Glasgow, Scotland from October 30 – November 13 after more than a year’s delay due to COVID-19. COP26 is a big political moment, because it is where all countries’ national climate plans, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), must start to be implemented, and the Paris Agreement (which was agreed in 2015) begins to be enacted in earnest. Also at COP26, itself, negotiations between governments to agree to advance action in areas including addressing climate-induced loss & damage, climate finance, agriculture, and preventing dangerous loopholes in the global market for carbon credits.
The UK government, as the host of COP26, has been trying to create pressure on governments and corporations to declare “Net Zero” climate targets and announce these at COP, so that the event can be portrayed as a climate success.
The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung has a delegation attending COP26 and advocating for civil society, women, indigenous peoples and other marginalized groups that are too often pushed aside or outright ignored at these major, multilateral events.
The New York office of RLS will bring together members of this delegation along with other experts to discuss COP26, the key outcomes and takeaways, major victories and disappointments, and thoughts around their advocacy moving forward.
When: November 16, 2021 at 9-10.30 am EST on Zoom
Tetet Nera-Lauron – Moderator
Brandon Wu – Action Aid USA
Lucy Mulenkei – Indigenous Information Network
Dinda Nuur Annisaa Yura – Solidaritas Perempuan
Nessim Achouche – RLS Brussels
Sean Sweeney and John Treat