We all know the climate crisis is urgent – but while progress is accelerating, we need more certainty and ambition to enable governments, businesses and society as a whole to have a true climate impact.
COP27 is a pivotal moment on this journey, and government leaders from all corners of the globe must now come together and agree on how to implement the Paris climate agreement in very practical terms. This is critical in order to step up the pace of decarbonising all sectors of the global economy and to limit average global temperature rise to 1.5C – the figure climate scientists define as the threshold of safety.
Read on to find out what our team will be doing on the ground in Sharm el-Sheikh for COP27 and for our experts' views on the most pressing issues leading the discussions.
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COP27 will be a critical test for how world leaders can respond to the increasing urgency of climate change.
Before we jump into COP27, let’s recap on what happened at COP26 in Glasgow:
Article 6 defines the rules of engagement in international compliance carbon markets under the Paris Agreement.
The focus of COP27 will be on implementation, which requires national action.
In this video, Mireia Vilaplana (Senior Director, Climate Policy, Finance and Carbon Markets) explains why Article 6 is one of the key topics at the COP26 talks and how the private sector can get involved in the Paris Agreement.
Financing projects that avoid or remove emissions, protect nature and support sustainable development is a powerful tool in any organisation's sustainability tool box. This is where carbon credits come in.
South Pole has developed simple principles that explain the benefits of using carbon credits, based on existing best practice and recommendations by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMi), among many others, turning technical guidance into accessible language, with easily understandable talking points.
Download our mid-year market update to build your expertise and unlock the opportunities the VCM offers for those looking to support high-impact climate action and sustainable development around the world.
What goes up must now come down – especially when it comes to humanity's carbon emissions. But bridging the yawning gap we still have to reach net zero emissions will require a whole new climate infrastructure.
As a type of charcoal, biochar enables us to reduce emissions and lock carbon down permanently, making it hugely significant in the fight against climate change.
The six imperatives for scaling high-quality carbon dioxide removals.
Nature-based solutions can be a cost-effective approach to drive down global emissions, helping us build resilience to the effects of a changing climate, & improving human wellbeing.
Are companies in the food sector and beyond ready for how increasing heat waves, longer hot seasons, and shorter cold seasons will affect their supply chains and the raw materials they rely on?
What role can climate finance play in advancing climate adaptation in Africa? This was the central question at the recent UNFCCC Africa Climate Week 2022, held in Libreville, Gabon.
Do you have questions on climate policy and/or how that will affect your business?