COP26: The struggle for Article 6

“Paris has set the vision, in Glasgow it will become concrete,” EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday with a view towards the world climate conference starting on Sunday. Three issues in particular are to become concrete: How does the 1.5 degree target remain within reach? Who will finance global climate protection and adaptation measures? How will emission reductions be measured and rewarded? The latter is considered to be the key to the success or failure of COP26, as is the finalisation of the “Paris Rulebook“, the plan that is supposed to turn the promises made in Paris into results.

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