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Blog Series: Climate change challenges for the Commonwealth
As the COP26 conference takes place, the CPA launches a series of blog posts taking a look at the climate change challenges facing the Commonwealth and the role of Parliamentarians.
The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference. The conference takes place in the city of Glasgow, Scotland, between 31 October and 12 November 2021, under the co-presidency of the United Kingdom and Italy.
- Blog post: Why is COP26 so important? And what’s at stake at this year's climate summit?: Everyone is talking about COP26 but what do you need to know? The CPA Headquarters Secretariat’s new blog article provides you with the key points.
- Blog post: The CPA at COP26: The CPA Secretary-General, Stephen Twigg, reflects on the GLOBE COP26 Legislators Summit, hosted in Edinburgh from 5-6 November 2021.
- Blog post: Climate Change and Small Branches: The CPA Small Branches Chairperson highlights the struggle small Parliaments can face in meaningfully fighting climate change while their capacities to do so are increasingly tested by that same changing climate.
- Blog post: Why Commonwealth Parliamentarians are integral to the fight against climate change: The Commonwealth Secretary-General highlights the key role of Parliamentarians and the impact of Commonwealth projects on climate change.
- Blog post: From the pandemic to the Paris Agreement, Parliamentarians are mission critical to change: Ahead of COP26, the Chair of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and the IMF writes about the critical role of Parliamentarians in global development.
- Blog post: Legislators working worldwide to combat climate change: Discover how the Climate Parliament is working worldwide to bring Parliamentarians together to introduce policies to combat climate change.
- Blog post: Working with Commonwealth countries to address a common threat: Find out about the work of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in addressing climate change and renewable energy which is vital in many countries of the Commonwealth.
- Blog post: Seychelles takes climate change fight seriously: The Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of the Seychelles focuses on one of the most pressing issues for the CPA Small Branches – climate change - as he reports on the Seychelles efforts in this area.
- Blog post: How Guernsey's role in green finance could bring investment to small states in the Commonwealth: The scale of investment required to fight climate change is in the trillions, and global policymakers are being pushed to use green finance as the weapon.
- Blog post: Parliaments are watching to make sure climate legislation has an impact: This blog article examines how Parliaments can ensure that climate legislation has an impact and the best way to conduct 'climate-proof' post-legislative scrutiny.
CPA PARLIAMENTARY ACADEMY COURSE FOR CPA SMALL BRANCHES ON CLIMATE CHANGE
This dedicated course will address the disproportionate and distinct impacts of climate change on small jurisdictions and how Parliamentarians through their legislative, oversight and representative roles can make progress. The course will cover the following topics:
- Climate science
- The international framework
- Legislating for climate change
- Climate finance
- Local solutions to climate change
- And much more…