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COP26

Special Coverage of COP26
31 October-12 November 2021 | Glasgow, UK

Amidst a background of rising concern surrounding the impact that man-made climate change is having on the planet, this year’s UN climate conference, COP26, has a particular urgency.
 

This year, the eyes of the world will be on the politicians, Heads of State, and the tens of thousands of businesses, activists, and citizens, who are gathering in the Scottish city of Glasgow to reach agreement on how to tackle a global crisis that many see as an existential threat.

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PODCAST: Seeing the woods and the trees - COP26 day 2

Several new pledges were made on the second day of COP26, the UN climate conference, but the reforestation commitment made by the public and private sector attracted the most attention.

In today’s Colombia-tinged COP26 episode of The Lid Is On, Conor Lennon and Laura Quinones discuss the main events of the day, as well as Prince William, methane, and sausage rolls.
 

Audio Duration
20'15"
Some 1.6 billion people worldwide depend directly on forests for food, shelter, energy, medicines and income.
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World leaders, corporations at COP26, take major step to restore and protect forests

A pivotal pledge to save and restore our planet’s forests was officially announced on the second day of the COP26 World Leaders Summit, and with that deal came a long list of commitments from public and private sector actors to combat climate change, curb biodiversity destruction and hunger, and to protect indigenous peoples’ rights.

Audio Duration
20'15"