Global Decisions with Local Impact: What COP26 Means for Vulnerable Communities

Global Decisions

From October 31 to November 12, 2021 the UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP26, took place in Glasgow, Scotland. Political world leaders, business leaders, youth, civil society, activists, and researchers all gathered to discuss actions that must be taken to combat the climate emergency and its impacts.

A major sticking point in COP negotiations is how climate change impacts so-called “Developing Countries”, and how these countries will be compensated by countries in the Global North, since it is accepted that the Global North has primarily caused the problem of climate change.

In this webinar, Md Shamsuddoha, Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Participatory Research and Development in Bangladesh; Meghaben Desai, Senior Coordinator, Self Employed Women’s Association in India; and Mihir R. Bhatt, Executive Director, All India Disaster Mitigation Institute; will reflect on what occurred at COP26 and how decisions made at this event will impact their work and the lives of individuals at the local level.

Gregoire Baribeau from Environment and Climate Change Canada, who acted as the lead negotiator on Article 6 (carbon markets) and previously negotiated the NDC guidance (Article 4) of the Paris (COP21) rulebook will reflect on COP26 from a Negotiators perspective.

Dr. Corrine Cash, Assistant Professor of Planning and Community Climate Adaptation from Mount Allison University and Coady Institute Adjunct Professor will chair the panel.

Gregoire Baribeau is a senior economic advisor with Environment and Climate Change Canada, and works in negotiating international climate change rules.

Thursday, December 9
8 to 9:30 am (AST)