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SHERPA at COP 26 in Glasgow


On 10 November 2021, SHERPA project will be present at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), that takes place in Glasgow, Scotland (UK) between 31 October and 12 November 2021. The project will be featured in the Green Zone together with SIMRA and UNISECO projects, informing visitors of the main results achieved, and raising awareness of the potential of rural areas in tackling climate change.

A SHERPA panel discussion will take place from 11.00 to 12.00 (CET), online, to discuss with key guest speakers and the attending audience ‘How rural areas can contribute to a just transition towards climate neutrality’.

The COP26 takes place this year in a context of urgent need for responses and measures to a global development that could cause irreversible impacts on climate, biodiversity and human lives. The major goals of this event are:

  • Mitigation, by ensuring zero net emissions by mid-century and keeping 1.5 degrees within reach, following an update of each country’s NDC for 2030;
  • Adaptation, by protecting and adapting communities and natural habitats to climate change, just as rural areas;
  • Finance, by mobilising finance, supporting developing countries and unlocking private finance to enable us to reach zero by mid-century;
  • Collaboration, by finalising the Paris Agreement by finding a solution on carbon markets, resolving issues of transparency and country commitments, and raising higher ambitions for governments.

For nearly three decades the UN has been bringing together almost every country on earth for global climate summits, called Conference of the Parties (COPs). During the COP21 which took place in Paris in 2015, an historical breakthrough in the collective response to climate change happened: the Paris Agreement.

Other recommended sessions:

2 November 2021

11:00 – 13:00 (CET)

Rural policies & climate change: Why rural areas are crucial for green transition?

10 November 2021

14.00 – 15.00 (CET)

UNISECO project: How agro-ecology can contribute to a just transition to climate neutrality?

16.00 – 17.00 (CET)

SIMRA project: How social innovation contributes to just transitions to climate neutrality

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