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COP27: How far have we come?

Update: COP27: How far have we come?
Words written on the side fo the COP27 venue saying 'The time for action is now. Together for implementation..
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In this update we look back at the origins of the UN climate negotiations and look forward to what we can expect over the next few weeks at COP27.

Thirty years ago, the text of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was adopted. This milestone marked a collective international commitment to tackle climate change; it is a global problem that requires a global solution.

In this video, former Executive Secretaries of UN Climate Change reflect on the past, present and future of global efforts to address the climate crisis.

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

Considering COP27, Professor Dave Reay (Policy Director at ClimateXChange, Executive Director at Edinburgh Climate Change Institute and Professor of Carbon Management at the University of Edinburgh) shares his thoughts ahead of the next two weeks of negotiations and examines what it means for Scotland, in particular.

He believes that as the discussions unfold, Scotland will be “looking at what new commitments come through, what happens in terms of sectoral action around the world, and what that means for our workforce, research, innovation and investment.”

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

You can read more from Professor Dave Reay in this blog post: COP27 and what it means for Scotland.

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