Re-elected President - Executive Director of Tebtebba & Former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples (2014-2020) of Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF)Glasgow. 01/11/2021. Photograph: Jack Sauverin/UK Government
The major United Nations climate conference known as COP26, went into overtime in Glasgow, Scotland. But on Saturday, November 13th agreement was reached on the text of an outcome document.
The document was significant for the fact that it explicitly called on countries to phase down the use of coal, and that countries should meet again in a year’s time to further progress on actions needed to slow the pace of global warming.
There was a lot more to this outcome document — and to other agreements reached during the over two weeks of COP26.
On the podcast to explain the key outcomes from COP26 and discuss some highlights from weeks of diplomacy in Glasgow is Pete Ogden, Vice President for Energy, Climate and the Environment at the United Nations Foundation.
He kicks off by setting the context in which COP26 kicked off in Glasgow over two weeks ago before turning to a longer conversation about the key outcomes from this major moment in climate diplomacy.
If you have 25 minutes and want to better understand the outcomes of COP26 in Glasgow, have a listen.