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Do Judge a COP by its Cover Decision / Juzgar una COP por su decisión de portada (ECO 9, COP26)

10 Nov 2021

ECO has been following discussions on the “cover decision” and has heard that some Parties do not acknowledge the importance of such a piece. So, we thought it was a good idea to remind negotiators and especially Ministers that this is the decision that sets the political tone of how the world is responding to […]

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A Time Frame For Ambition / Un marco temporal para la ambición (ECO 9, COP26)

10 Nov 2021

From nine options down to two on common time frames for NDCs! It seems the Switzerland/Rwanda ministerial pair was able to cut through the noise and get right to the heart of the matter–some countries want a common time frame that aligns with the five-year cycles of the Paris Agreement while others are happy with […]

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Japan’s Commitment To “Keep Coal Alive” / El compromiso de Japón de “mantener vivo el carbón” (ECO 9, COP26)

10 Nov 2021

While we have seen some encouraging progress here at COP26 on phasing out coal, onecountry you won’t see in that list is Japan, one of the world’s largest greenhouse gases emitters ー and with over 20% of its emissions coming from burning coal. ECO recognizes that OECD countries must exit coal by 2030 in line […]

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We Can’t Burn Our Way Out Of The Climate Crisis / No podemos quemar nuestra salida de la crisis climática (ECO 9, COP26)

10 Nov 2021

ECO believes it’s obvious that we can’t burn our way out of the climate crisis. Avoiding the worst impacts of the climate crisis and keeping 1.5˙C within reach requires a rapid phase-out of fossil fuels and other carbon-rich fuels, and the parallel protection and restoration of ecosystems —not more extraction. Burning trees for energy emits carbon […]

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For A Fossil Free Future / Por un futuro libre de fósiles (ECO 9, COP26)

10 Nov 2021

Today, more than 150 nationally-elected legislators from 30 countries around the world are urging their colleagues to join their call for a Fossil Fuel Free Future. The call was initiated by over a dozen parliamentarians in the Global South covering Bangladesh, Colombia, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Kiribati, Palau, Philippines, Rwanda, South Africa and Timor Leste. Their […]

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Redefining Our Standards and Narratives on Climate Finance: The Perspective of Indigenous Peoples / Redefiniendo nuestras normas y narrativas sobre la financiación del clima: La perspectiva de los pueblos indígenas (ECO 9, COP26)

10 Nov 2021

ECO is happy to share this part of our publications with the Indigenous Peoples Caucus(IPO) to help amplify their voice. This article reflects the views of the IPO.Countries from around the world have committed to climate finance to support climate action but, what does that really mean? While a growing number of state and non-state actors […]

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Have You Ever Played Just Transition Bingo? / ¿Alguna vez has jugado al Bingo de Transición Justa? (ECO 9, COP26)

10 Nov 2021

You’d have been winning points galore in recent days. We’ve seen a raft of announcements in support of a socially fair move towards climate neutrality – a ‘just transition’ – at COP26. ECO likes it best when words are matched by actions. Luckily, that also seems to be the case. Two years after the launch […]

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UK governments pushing fossil fuel projects / Los gobiernos del Reino Unido impulsan proyectos de combustibles fósiles (ECO 9, COP26)

10 Nov 2021

Like a bad magician, the UK government desperately wants people to look the other way as it tries to pull off a clumsy trick with one hand while doing something completely different with the other. Everybody can see the sleight of hand for what it is: blatant hypocrisy, “a do-as we say, not as we […]

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29 Countries and Institutions To Shift Public Finance Out Of Fossil Fuels by 2022 / 29 países e instituciones abandonarán la financiación pública de los combustibles fósiles para 2022 (ECO 9, COP26)

10 Nov 2021

29 countries and institutions, including the United States, Canada, Mali and Costa Rica, have joined a United Kingdom-led commitment to end direct international public finance for unabated coal, oil and gas by the end of 2022 and instead prioritize a clean energy transition. After a wave of commitments to end international coal finance, this is […]

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Electric Cars are Needed, Sure, But What About Public Transport And Cycling? / Los coches eléctricos son necesarios, seguro, pero ¿qué pasa con el transporte público y la bicicleta? (ECO 9, COP26)

10 Nov 2021

It seems that COP26 Transport Day, is set to focus mainly on electric vehicles. Of course, a consensus on the pace of transition to zero emission vehicles is needed to meet climate targets. It is also clear that there is a need for a commitment to ensure all new car sales are restricted to zero […]

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