A statement of ambition for Article 6 negotiations has just been released by a group of international carbon market expert bodies, outlining the critical elements of success needed in Glasgow.
Read the Call for a Robust Article 6 Outcome in Glasgow statement
A consortium of Multilateral Development Banks have released a Joint Climate Statement highlighting their coordinated approach to aligning with the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Access the MDB Joint Climate Statement
30 countries have committed to re-directing public support and resources towards the clean energy transition, and further leveraging private sector finance in the process.
See the Statement on International Public Support for the Clean Energy Transition
Dozens of national and sub-national governments, and independent organisations, have expressed support for transitioning away from unabated coal-fired power generation, in a way that will benef workers and communities.
Read the Global Coal to Clean Power Transition Statement
15 countries have committed to supporting workers in the transition to new jobs, promoting locally driven just transition plans in the process, and transparently reporting on these efforts through biennial reports.
Read the Statement on Supporting the Conditions for a Just Transition Internationally
Four new ‘Innovation Missions’ have been launched, under the framework of Mission Innovation (initially launched at COP21). These new missions are to catalyse investment and public-private alliances in: urban centres; carbon dioxide removal technologies; biorefineries and heavy industry decarbonisation. Australia will co-lead the latter, with Austria.
See the New Mission Innovation Missions
Dozens of heads of state have signed a statement committing to scaling up ambition, action and collaboration in decarbonising the international aviation sector by 2050, including aligning to the Paris Agreement’s temperature goals, and Sustainable Development Goals.
Access the International Aviation Climate Ambition Coalition Declaration
National and subnational governments, automotive manufacturers, investors, financial institutions and vehicle fleet owners will work towards all sales of new cars and vans being zero emission (at tailpipe, excluding light vehicles) globally by 2040, and no later than 2035 in leading markets.
Access the COP26 Declaration on Accelerating the Transition to 100% Zero Emission Cars and Vans
A group of national governments have declared their support for the establishment of green shipping corridors, aiming for at least 6 green shipping corridors by 2025, working together to address regulatory barriers, incentives, information sharing and infrastructure. Australia is a signatory to the declaration.
Clydebank Declaration for Green Shipping Corridors
With the UK Government as President of COP26, the British High Commission to Australia will be hosting a range of COP26 business events during Australian business hours.
View UK Government’s Australian Events Schedule & Register
Ahead of COP26, the Australian Government announced a long-term emissions reduction strategy, including a net-zero by 2050 target.
Download Australia’s Net-Zero 2050 Plan