Slovenia should ensure that the EU’s positions are successfully represented at COP26
“The COP26 conference in Glasgow will feature important global negotiations and agreements to reduce emissions, adapt to climate change and regulate climate finance. Increasing climate ambitions is essential if we want to reduce or limit global warming to well below 2 ° C, and even better to 1.5 ° C compared to the pre-industrial era, and achieve climate neutrality by 2050, “said Andrej Vizjak. Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning of Slovenia.
The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP26) will be hosted by the United Kingdom in partnership with Italy after a one-year break due to COVID-19 and also for the first time since its entry into force. Of the Paris Agreement (1 January 2021). This will also be the time to review and evaluate the revised nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that countries have had to submit to the UNFCCC Secretariat under the Paris Agreement. The EU submitted them at the end of last year. Against this background, COP26 in Glasgow is expected to be one of the most important conferences on climate change since the adoption of the Paris Agreement.
The main objective of COP26 is to make progress in raising ambitions in three areas: reducing greenhouse gas emissions to the extent that global warming is limited to 1.5 degrees, adapting to climate change and mobilizing additional financial resources in line with commitments to developing countries. . In particular, fulfilling the promise of a financial goal will help advance other topics; developing partner countries link funding to maintaining mutual trust.
An important goal of the conference is also to conclude work on the implementing rules of the Paris Agreement (called the Rules), in particular on the important issue of Article 6, which remained unresolved at COP24 in Katowice and COP25 in Madrid. This would ensure that the Conference of the Parties decides on a common timeframe and transparency rule. Achieving progress in achieving these goals is a key priority of the Slovenian Presidency.
As the country currently holding the Presidency of the Council of the EU, Slovenia strives to successfully represent the EU’s positions in international relations and in negotiations with third countries before and during the COP in Glasgow.
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