Three months have passed since the UK COP26 Presidency hosted a virtual Climate and Development Ministerial (C&DM) – defined as a major moment to help unlock some of the critical issues blocking climate and development action.
At the event, wealthy and vulnerable countries came together to identify practical steps that countries can take, together with key multilateral organisations, to support the delivery of the Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development in the world’s most climate vulnerable countries.
At the meeting, vulnerable countries stood out for proposing tangible solutions to priority issues. Including to build resilience to climate impacts, improving access to climate finance, increasing the quantity, quality and composition or finance, and getting to grips with debt sustainability. All countries at the Ministerial committed to work together to drive real progress on the solutions, and time is of the essence – so what progress has been made so far?
At this two-part event, E3G, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre (RCCC) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) will reconvene speakers from global South and North governments and non-state actors to:
- Revisit the priority solutions proposed at the Ministerial event in March 2021
- Take stock of the progress made to date on these solutions and what more is needed
- Identify concrete options for strengthening this agenda together in 2021.
1. Monday 28 June 2021, 12:00-13:30 BST: 90 minutes
Stocktake workshop meeting with non-state actor representatives to revisit the solutions and examine progress, which will feed into Part 2.
2. Friday 2 July 2021, (timing TBC): 60 minutes
Stocktake presentation and panel with Ministers to identify concrete next steps to deliver this agenda through the rest of 2021.