The 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) took place in Glasgow between 31 October to 12 November 2021. We focused on three key priorities – climate finance, energy transition and nature-based solutions.
OPM's COP26 events:
- Energy and Economic Growth (EEG) Green grids – Cross border trade in renewables and the energy transition
- EEG Launch of the Roundtable Initiative on Strategic Energy Planning Principles. More details here
- Simon Trace, delivers the keynote speech for this UEFCO event Establishing a job creation agenda for the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa in Uganda
- Kirsty Newman 'Our Future, Our Voice: Girls' Education and Tackling the Climate Crisis'.
- Bimal Raj Regmi 'Scaling Locally Led Adaptation; Experiences of Nepal in localizing adaptation and resilience'. Watch more here (Nepali)
Tackling climate change is an expensive business. Huge investments are needed to replace fossil fuels and to protect people against climate impacts such as increased floods. But returns on these investments, by avoiding worse problems in the future, are even bigger. Developed countries have signed up to finding $100 billion a year to help developing countries address climate challenges, and COP 26 could be the first time they honour this promise. The climate finance needed to help developing countries will come partly from international climate finance, partly from their own resources, and partly from private sector investment.
See below for more, including how we are supporting Nepal's leadership in climate action, and our latest policy brief on climate finance.