COP26, taking place October 31 through November 12, 2021, marks the five-year litmus test outlined in the Paris Agreement for countries to strengthen their national targets. Leaders everywhere—presidents, governors, mayors, CEOs, and civil society leaders—must use this time to chart a collective path toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050 and building greater resilience to the most dangerous impacts of climate change, impacts that are already here and exacerbating the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Time is of the essence. We must take decisive action, and we must do so within a global framework that protects society’s most vulnerable, invests in clean energy solutions and green workforces, conserves biodiversity, and respects the leadership of Indigenous communities.
For many years, NRDC’s international experts have participated in the United Nations global climate talks. This year, we sponsored and spoke at a number of events.
You can learn more about some of these events and watch the recordings below.