COP 26 was held at Glasgow, Scotland amid huge expectations in the light of rapidly advancing climate crisis. Major expectations included increased ambition from Industrialized countries in terms of mitigation, providing finance, and agreeing for a financing mechanism of Loss and Damage. Besides, completing Paris Rule Boom by finalizing Cooperation Approaches/Market mechanisms.
A 11 member delegation of MAUSAM including members of CECOEDECON & PAIRVI participated in the COP 26 and its various events. The delegation also organized a number of activities including-
- Side event on GCF and Climate Finance to the CSOs, Official event on 4th November, which was organized in collaboration with MISEREOR and CIDSE,
- Side Event on Peoples Coalition space titled “ Climate Crisis and Urgency of Actions,” on 8thNovember in which CSO representatives from South Asia participated in large numbers.
Besides, they also participated in large number of events organized by other partners viz. side events, press conferences and bilateral meetings with senior Green Party of UK and Scotland including Ms. Natalie Bennet and Mr. Ross Greer (MSP). A large number of audio-visual publications and updates on COP 26 progress was also produced. However, the pick of the activities was participation in the Global March on Climate Justice which was held on 6th November at Glasgow (and several other cities in the world simultaneously). More than 1,50,000 people participated in the Global March at Glasgow. A live interaction with March participants was organized by Shri Soumya Dutta.
Read ‘COP 26 Outcomes and India’s Diplomatic Slip’ by Ajay K Jha