From November 1-12, 2021, the UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). This convening will bring together over 30,000 delegates, including heads of state, climate experts and campaigners, to agree on coordinated action to tackle climate change. F4CR and our partners will be engaging with a variety of stakeholders on the Road to Glasgow, and once there, advance climate restoration’s role within global climate action.
The goal of the Road to Glasgow activities is to generate the dialogues and actions that bring climate restoration to the center of international climate change strategies. By November, the goal is for climate restoration to thread through all discussions both inside the walls of official COP meetings and outside at periphery stakeholder events and conversations. We are already seeing significant traction through legislative bills, corporate commitments, impact investments and climate activism all increasingly expressing the need for necessary carbon-negative actions in order to ensure a restored climate.
The Road to Glasgow will involve a network of key stakeholders in events, education and awareness communications that will continually activate the movement. Each element builds on its predecessor to provide opportunities for thought leadership engagements, private dialogues, and multi-sector convenings over the coming months to advance climate restoration activities and goals including responsibly scaling carbon removal and storage solutions at-scale.
Upcoming activities on the Road to Glasgow include:
Climate Week, NYC: Sept 20 – 26
F4CR will host a Climate Week event that convenes UN member state government representatives and local government representatives to discuss the opportunities and challenges they face related to carbon removal, including both technological and natural solutions. The goal of the event is to enable a discussion for stakeholders to share progress and challenges as we ensure the development of restoration policies that are equitable and just for all communities globally.
PreCOP, Milan: Sept 30 – Oct 2
F4CR will host the Third Annual Global Climate Restoration Forum on the sidelines of the final official convening held before COP26. It is a moment to bring together key stakeholders to discuss and exchange views on the importance and opportunity for climate restoration to be integrated as a critical piece of any COP26 negotiations. The program will highlight leaders from the private sector, academia, the UN, local governments, Indigenous groups, the investor community and youth leaders to provide their unique perspectives on the opportunity that COP26 provides in setting the world on the course for climate restoration. A mix of in-person panels, pre-recorded videos and private sessions will comprise the Third Annual Climate Restoration Forum over two days.
TED is hosting its first-ever in-person TED climate conference this year: four days of inspiring talks, collaboration, connections and commitments to meaningful action for a better world.
The Countdown Summit will highlight imaginative and scalable solutions, including those that advance the climate restoration movement. As a partner to Countdown, F4CR will highlight the opportunity to permanently remove legacy carbon from the atmosphere to bring restoration into the discussion as a compulsory part of the potential to achieve a net-zero future.
Politicians, business leaders, policy-makers, scientists, Indigenous leaders, artists, philanthropists, youth activists and others will participate in this highly visible and global event.
G20, Rome: Oct 30-31
The G20 Heads of State and Government Summit will be held in Rome on October 30th and 31st 2021, with the participation of the G20 Heads of State and Government, their counterparts from invited countries, and the representatives of prominent international and regional organizations. F4CR seeks to leverage this moment to highlight the economic opportunity of climate restoration as well as to participate and host side events that incorporate innovations that can remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it responsibility at scale
COP26, Glasgow: Nov 1-12
EDO serves as an NGO Delegate to the upcoming UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 26th Conference of Parties (COP26). COP26 comes with special importance as the world grapples with the impacts of the ongoing pandemic. With international and corporate leaders, NGOs and governments, the partnership aims to highlight key messages and commitments coming out of the meetings to ensure real-time engagement for all advocates worldwide. A mix of in-person convenings and public broadcasts are envisioned.
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