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COP26

This is a crucial time for global climate action. World leaders must make evidence informed policy decisions. Our cross cutting work offers new research and analysis across finance, trade and adaptation.

UNFCCC COP26 declaration announcement November 13, 2021.
While the Glasgow Climate Pact and the frenzy of pledges during the first week clearly signal that a decarbonised future is on its way, they are almost certainly too little too late to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

Sustainable finance

There is a moral and historical imperative to support those most severely affected by climate change. Climate finance must be used effectively to drive the transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient economies and societies.

The Production Gap

Governments still plan to produce more than double the amount of fossil fuels in 2030 than what would be consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5°C, in stark contrast to increased climate ambitions and net-zero commitments. 

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Climate-compatible trade

To achieve the SDG's, climate and trade policy must align to serve countries that are the most vulnerable to economic and environmental shocks. Climate concerns must be surfaced in trade forums.

The Climate Transparency Report 2021

The Climate Transparency Report is the world’s most comprehensive annual review of G20 countries’ climate action and their transition to a net-zero emissions economy.

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Transboundary adaptation

Taking a transboundary approach to climate action is crucial to helping states adapt to and manage the cascading impacts of climate change. Now more than ever international cooperation is essential.

Launch of Adaptation Without Borders: a new era in international cooperation on climate change

Watch this high-level event at COP26 to launch a new collaboration between the European Commission and Adaptation Without Borders. Experts shine a spotlight on the implications of cross-border and cascading risks for climate diplomacy, and make the case for a new era of adaptation defined by global cooperation.

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Ferdigab, Somaliland; April 2017. Experiencing the worst drought in 20 years, Mako Ogli, aged 23, and her two-year-old son, spend their days looking for grass and water for her two surviving goats.

Climate change, conflict and displacement: implications for protection agencies

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Small island developing states

These states face multidimensional challenges and COP26 is a critical moment for ensuring their sustainable development. We explore strategies and opportunities for collective action in the 21st century to tackle these challenges.

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Caribbean Comeback

How Caribbean countries are recovering from hurricanes and volcanic crises, adapting to climate change, and producing lessons for Covid-19 recovery around the world.

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How to take early action in the eastern Caribbean to avoid climate extremes becoming disasters

A video by ODI, the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre and Ramboll produced for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) under the Adapt’Action programme, explains how governments can take early action to reduce disaster losses.