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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.

COMING SOON

New CPA Parliamentary Academy course
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…

Click here or email hq.sec@cpahq.org to register your interest.

The Parliamentarian - Journal of Commonwealth Parliaments

Latest Issue:

The Parliamentarian 2021: Issue Three - Looking ahead to COP26: the key challenges facing the Commonwealth in combatting climate change:

The Parliamentarian is the quarterly Journal of Commonwealth Parliaments published by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and features articles, news and legislative reports written by Members of Parliament, parliamentary staff and international experts across the Commonwealth about a wide range of global issues. Click here to download the latest issue.

Resources

Climate Change and Small States: Parliamentary Toolkit

The Toolkit seeks to support parliamentarians from small states and jurisdictions to increase their understanding of Climate Change and how best to ensure adaptation and mitigation strategies are in place domestically and internationally. 

COVID-19: Delivering Parliamentary Democracy

This toolkit provides various measures and recommendations that can be adopted by both Parliaments and Parliamentarians in order to continue to deliver on the Legislatures’ role of scrutinising legislation and delivering democracy during a global pandemic.

Engagement, Education and Outreach Handbook for Commonwealth Parliaments

This Handbook provides guidance to Commonwealth Parliaments and Legislatures on how to increase public engagement and outreach, to ensure the public get a greater say in how they are governed.

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