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COP26 - Debrief

COP26 - Debrief

November 23, 2021

Been there, done that, got the mask

The work continues. Listen to Sabine unpicking the COP experience for Jill and Ece and what it means for our future episodes. 

COP26 - Day 12

COP26 - Day 12

November 12, 2021

A 12 day conference with diplomatic negotiations, a blue zone (for 'parties' and 'party overflows') and a green zone (for the general public) and many side events all over the city; attended by around 30,000 people. 

A lot of work goes into preparing for a COP - not just the physical structures but also ideas, conversations and agreements. And the work continues after. 

It is important to establish "the mood music" as Jill puts it, so all the work before, during and after, delivers what we need. 

Ece and Jill are up in Glasgow for COP26. They will do daily summaries - supported by Sabine, Neil and Anna back at the HQ. If they manage to find each other in the chaos they may even upload a chat. Listen out for their summaries in the evening.

See below for follow up references and background information we mention in the updates.

COP26 - Day 11

COP26 - Day 11

November 11, 2021

A 12 day conference with diplomatic negotiations, a blue zone (for 'parties' and 'party overflows') and a green zone (for the general public) and many side events all over the city; attended by around 30,000 people. 

A lot of work goes into preparing for a COP - not just the physical structures but also ideas, conversations and agreements. And the work continues after. 

It is important to establish "the mood music" as Jill puts it, so all the work before, during and after, delivers what we need. 

Ece and Jill are up in Glasgow for COP26. They will do daily summaries - supported by Sabine, Neil and Anna back at the HQ. If they manage to find each other in the chaos they may even upload a chat. Listen out for their summaries in the evening.

See below for follow up references and background information we mention in the updates.

Energise Africa - explore impact investment from £50. This does not constitute investment advice. https://www.ethex.org.uk/?gclid=CjwKCAiAm7OMBhAQEiwArvGi3LEDajR0t6O7vNC_o1HbwAQJ3ifr8I_gM3ts5tUlfNAmW_NQOfyMrRoCiuEQAvD_BwE

 

The draft agreement in The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2021/nov/10/cop26-draft-text-annotated-what-it-says-and-what-it-means

 

 

Net Zero Banking Alliance - 

https://www.unepfi.org/net-zero-banking/members/

 

Net Zero Banking Alliance - commitment  https://www.unepfi.org/net-zero-banking/commitment/

 

Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero - https://www.gfanzero.com/about/

 

World Resources Institute - https://www.wri.org

 

Helen Mountford - https://www.wri.org/profile/helen-mountford

COP26 - Day 10

COP26 - Day 10

November 10, 2021

A 12 day conference with diplomatic negotiations, a blue zone (for 'parties' and 'party overflows') and a green zone (for the general public) and many side events all over the city; attended by around 30,000 people. 

A lot of work goes into preparing for a COP - not just the physical structures but also ideas, conversations and agreements. And the work continues after. 

It is important to establish "the mood music" as Jill puts it, so all the work before, during and after, delivers what we need. 

Ece and Jill are up in Glasgow for COP26. They will do daily summaries - supported by Sabine, Neil and Anna back at the HQ. If they manage to find each other in the chaos they may even upload a chat. Listen out for their summaries in the evening.

See below for follow up references and background information we mention in the updates. 

COP26 - Day 9

COP26 - Day 9

November 9, 2021

A 12 day conference with diplomatic negotiations, a blue zone (for ‘parties’ and ‘party overflows’) and a green zone (for the general public) and many side events all over the city; attended by around 30,000 people. 

A lot of work goes into preparing for a COP – not just the physical structures but also ideas, conversations and agreements. And the work continues after. 

It is important to establish “the mood music” as Jill puts it, so all the work before, during and after, delivers what we need. 

Ece and Jill are up in Glasgow for COP26. They will do daily summaries – supported by Sabine, Neil and Anna back at the HQ. If they manage to find each other in the chaos they may even upload a chat. Listen out for their summaries in the evening.

See below for follow up references and background information we mention in the updates. 

You can watch Ece interviewing Lord Deben, Chair of UK Climate Change Committee on the youtube channel of Turkish Ministry of Environment, Urbanisation and Climate Change - he speaks about optimism and apocalypse, the history of climate change policy in the UK and the remaining challenges for the UK and the world, including security and migration. 

For some research on droughts as trigger for migration - see this article and the Climate Change Risk Assessment for the UK (which includes international risks) by the UK Climate Change Committee.

For the research Ece mentioned about rainfall and migration in Turkey was published by Nathan Delacretaz at University Neuchatel. You can see his page and contact details here

 

COP26 - Day 8 - Mini-Debrief

COP26 - Day 8 - Mini-Debrief

November 8, 2021

A 12 day conference with diplomatic negotiations, a blue zone (for ‘parties’ and ‘party overflows’) and a green zone (for the general public) and many side events all over the city; attended by around 30,000 people. 

A lot of work goes into preparing for a COP – not just the physical structures but also ideas, conversations and agreements. And the work continues after. 

It is important to establish “the mood music” as Jill puts it, so all the work before, during and after, delivers what we need. 

Ece and Jill are up in Glasgow for COP26. They will do daily summaries – supported by Sabine, Neil and Anna back at the HQ. If they manage to find each other in the chaos they may even upload a chat. Listen out for their summaries in the evening.

See below for follow up references and background information we mention in the updates.

COP26 - Day 6

COP26 - Day 6

November 6, 2021

A 12 day conference with diplomatic negotiations, a blue zone (for ‘parties’ and ‘party overflows’) and a green zone (for the general public) and many side events all over the city; attended by around 30,000 people. 

A lot of work goes into preparing for a COP – not just the physical structures but also ideas, conversations and agreements. And the work continues after. 

It is important to establish “the mood music” as Jill puts it, so all the work before, during and after, delivers what we need. 

Ece and Jill are up in Glasgow for COP26. They will do daily summaries – supported by Sabine, Neil and Anna back at the HQ. If they manage to find each other in the chaos they may even upload a chat. Listen out for their summaries in the evening.

See below for follow up references and background information we mention in the updates.

Survival International 

Minga Indigena

COP26 - Day 5

COP26 - Day 5

November 5, 2021

A 12 day conference with diplomatic negotiations, a blue zone (for ‘parties’ and ‘party overflows’) and a green zone (for the general public) and many side events all over the city; attended by around 30,000 people. 

A lot of work goes into preparing for a COP – not just the physical structures but also ideas, conversations and agreements. And the work continues after. 

It is important to establish “the mood music” as Jill puts it, so all the work before, during and after, delivers what we need. 

Ece and Jill are up in Glasgow for COP26. They will do daily summaries – supported by Sabine, Neil and Anna back at the HQ. If they manage to find each other in the chaos they may even upload a chat. Listen out for their summaries in the evening.

See below for follow up references and background information we mention in the updates.

Hackney Social Radio – Older Voices – An Intergenerational Conversation about the Climate Change with Younger and Older Voices in Hackney

First Minister’s Environment Council – press release today and Flickr account of the Scottish government that shows a photo of the Council (the top of Ece’s head is just about visible – but really who has Flickr account these days?!)

COP26 - Day 4

COP26 - Day 4

November 4, 2021

LISTEN ALSO Day 12 update to hear more about Hydrogen. Hydrogen from natural gas only works if carbon left from the process is stored. Very expensive and not green as advertised by the Mitshibushi man. 

A 12 day conference with diplomatic negotiations, a blue zone (for ‘parties’ and ‘party overflows’) and a green zone (for the general public) and many side events all over the city; attended by around 30,000 people. 

A lot of work goes into preparing for a COP – not just the physical structures but also ideas, conversations and agreements. And the work continues after. 

It is important to establish “the mood music” as Jill puts it, so all the work before, during and after, delivers what we need. 

Ece and Jill are up in Glasgow for COP26. They will do daily summaries – supported by Sabine, Neil and Anna back at the HQ. If they manage to find each other in the chaos they may even upload a chat. Listen out for their summaries in the evening.

See below for follow up references and background information we mention in the updates.

Ece attended a meeting of hearts and minds in a circle held by Kosha Anja Joubert, CEO of the Pocket Project in the stand hosted by Institute of Advance Sustainability Studies 

Met with Derin Altan for 40 seconds after meeting him at a seminar on Net Zero for Bozcaada. Derin is one half of Esmiyor (means ‘no breeze’ in Turkish) – a climate change news and discussions platform and podcast

 

COP26 - Day 3

COP26 - Day 3

November 3, 2021

A 12 day conference with diplomatic negotiations, a blue zone (for ‘parties’ and ‘party overflows’) and a green zone (for the general public) and many side events all over the city; attended by around 30,000 people. 

A lot of work goes into preparing for a COP – not just the physical structures but also ideas, conversations and agreements. And the work continues after. 

It is important to establish “the mood music” as Jill puts it, so all the work before, during and after, delivers what we need. 

Ece and Jill are up in Glasgow for COP26. They will do daily summaries – supported by Sabine, Neil and Anna back at the HQ. If they manage to find each other in the chaos they may even upload a chat. Listen out for their summaries in the evening.

See below for follow up references and background information we mention in the updates.

 

Some of the Day 3 (Finance Day) announcements from Aldersgate Group‘s digest

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced that he was making net zero transition plans mandatory for financial institutions and listed companies

The US re-joined the high ambition coalition

Japan has pledged up to $10 billion in new climate finance

The UK and India announced a plan to improve interconnections between the world’s electricity power grids

Mark Carney’s Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero announced it can secure $130 trillion in climate finance commitments

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