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Draft Agreement Update -2-

Draft agreement update 2

Moving to Action at COP26

Following yesterday’s draft agreement, UK President Alok Sharma acknowledged there was still a monumental challenge ahead in his daily press statement.

Dave Gorman, Director of Social Responsibility and Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh and COP26 Observer, tweeted @DaveGormanUoE :

It’s day 11 of COP26 and time for a penultimate tweet on a day themed as ‘cities and sub-national government action’, but in reality a day when attention and headlines were dominated by the ongoing negotiations.
Lots of excitement over the new alliance to phase out fossil fuels meant today’ s Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance launch was mobbed.
No doubt the negotiators will work through the night with a new cover text expected tomorrow. I don’t think anyone expects the conference to finish on time. Others are far more expert on the negotiations, but it seems to me a reasonable chance for commitments on 1.5 degrees, transparency, new rules for markets (Article 6), common reporting periods and more regular updating – but only if developing countries receive more funding.

The IISD summary of today’s activities is available in the Earth Negotiations Bulletin

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