WGC PreCOP26 Brief

As Ministers gather for the Pre-COP in Milan, held from September 30 – October 2, 2021, the Women and Gender Constituency have outlined some key areas below where progress must be made to ensure substantive progress at COP26 in November.

We share these views in the reality of a world of ever increasing climate impacts and disasters, where a global pandemic has worked to deepen gross inequities among countries and to further exacerbate inequalities and drive millions into greater poverty and instability.

While the science is clear on the devastating impacts of failing to keep warming below 1.5 degrees, countries current emissions reductions targets are woefully inadequate to meeting the promises of Paris – nor are we close to the 100 billion per year in climate finance promised from Copenhagen. At the same time, in 2020 a record number of activists working to protect the environment and land rights were murdered – losing their lives while trying to preserve our planet.