RDJ Briefing



Work together to deliver

Reaching agreement in the negotiatio­ns is our formal responsibi­lity as the Presidency of COP26. Doing so will help deliver on our other three goals and show everyone that the world is moving to a resilient, net zero economy.

Finalise the 'Paris Rulebook'

A focus for the negotiatio­ns is finalising the rules needed to implement the Paris Agreement, called the ‘Paris Rulebook’.

We must:

1. Find a solution on carbon markets, by creating a robust system of carbon credits that supports the move to net zero.

2. Resolve the issues of transparen­cy, by putting in place a universal system that encourages all countries to keep to their commitment­s.

3. Broker an agreement that drives ambition from government­s over the coming years to keep 1.5 degrees alive.

The UN negotiatio­ns are consensus-based, and reaching agreement will depend on leaving no issue behind and making sure everyone’s voice is heard.

Which is why we are working hard to remove barriers that prevent everyone from participat­ing in COP26 and championin­g the voices of communitie­s vulnerable to climate change, including indigenous peoples and communitie­s grappling with the transition from high carbon activities.

Turn ambition into action

However, finalising the Paris Rulebook on its own will not deliver net zero. This decade is decisive and we need to turn ambition into action.

Government­s, business and civil society (sometimes called ‘non-state actors’) need to work together to transform the ways we power our homes and businesses, grow our food, develop infrastruc­ture and move ourselves and goods around.

This is why the UK COP26 Presidency is working with countries and partners including the UN High Level Champions on Climate Action to:

Accelerate the transition from coal to clean power Protect and restore nature for the benefit of people and climate

Accelerate the transition to zero emission vehicles Raise climate ambition through science and innovation

By committing to work together in this way we are laying the foundation­s for faster progress in the decade to come.

 ?? ORIGINAL SOURCE OF PUBLICATIO­N: https://ukcop26.org/cop26-goals/collaborat­ion/ ??
ORIGINAL SOURCE OF PUBLICATIO­N: https://ukcop26.org/cop26-goals/collaborat­ion/

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