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UNFCCC meetings must deliver progress on climate negotiations toward COP26

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The 2021 UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies (SB) sessions (May 31 – June 17) are a critical opportunity to make progress on UN climate negotiations issues that must be resolved at COP26.

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The UNFCCC SB sessions are the first opportunity since 2019 to make progress towards balanced, ambitious climate negotiations at COP26 – a critical component of success.

At COP25, countries were unable to resolve many negotiating items, deferring decisions to COP26. The year-long postponement has added to the long list of issues that must be addressed in 2021.

The SB sessions will be a test of global cooperation and trust amidst the challenge of virtual negotiations.

Available for comment on progress on climate negotiations

Alden Meyer is available for commentary – please contact them directly:

+1 (202) 378-8619 Alden.Meyer@e3g.org 

Jennifer Tollmann is available for commentary – please contact them directly: 

+49 151 73019723 Jennifer.Tollmann@e3g.org 

Tom Evans is available for commentary – please contact them directly: 

+44 7931 317 327 Tom.Evans@e3g.org 

E3G is an independent climate change think tank accelerating the transition to a climate safe world. E3G specialises in climate diplomacy, climate risk, energy policy and climate finance. 

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