National Conference on COP26 Charter of Actions
The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), to be held from 1–12 November 2021 in Glasgow will aim to mobilize the action on mitigation, adaptation, and resilience, and strengthen the narrative for better alignment with sustainable development goals (SDGs).
On 13 October 2021, 11:00 AM (IST)
COP26 is to deliberate on four key goals (i) Secure global net zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach; (ii) Adapt to protect communities and natural habitats; (iii) Mobilise finance; and (iv) Work together to deliver.
Keeping in view the importance of COP26, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is preparing the COP26 Charter of Actions, a knowledge document which will assimilate questions and challenges posed by keys sectors in India. The Charter activities are supported by the British High Commission, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, and TATA Cleantech Capital Ltd.
The Charter will examine the themes of energy, clean transport, nature-based solutions, adaptation and resilience, green finance, business and industry, and equity. In August 2021, the research teams organized five stakeholder roundtable discussions on thematic issues to gain inputs for the Charter. The Charter will also propose probable and sector specific options which can advance climate action and ambition in the country. The Charter will also propose a normative framework for a global agenda on climate ambition and action.
As part of the Charter Activities, TERI will host 'The National Conference on COP26 Charter of Actions’, virtually on 13th October, 2021 from 11:00 AM (IST) onwards.
The National Conference will disseminate the messages from the COP26 Charter and will also seek to facilitate discussions aimed at raising ambition at the national and global level.
Key questions for discussion
- Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) timeframe: What strategies would be needed by India on climate action considering the timeframe of 2030?
- Long-term timeframe: What strategies would be needed by India on climate action considering the timeframe of 2050?
- Equity and climate justice: What considerations become important for ensuring that climate actions are equitable and just for both mitigation and adaptation?
- Role of the global community: What role do you expect from the global community for COP26 and beyond?