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UNFCCC meetings must deliver progress on climate negotiations toward COP26

UNFCCC Flags, Bonn, Germany
UNFCCC Flags, Bonn, Germany. Photo via Wiki Creative Commons

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.


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 

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

+49 151 73019723 

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

+44 7931 317 327 

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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