News & events

Assessing the commitments from COP26

This ETC Short reviews the commitments made during COP26. This is an updated version of the Short published on 12/11/2021 which reviewed the commitments from the first week of COP26.

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Speech by Lord Adair Turner, Chair of the Energy Transitions Commission, at the COP26 ‘Destination 2030’

Adair Turner presented the Energy Transitions Commission’s analysis of how latest pledges from first week of COP26 might help to close gap to a 1.5°C pathway. The speech was presented at the Destination 2030 event, a stock-take session of what has been achieved at COP26 so far, exploring what’s necessary, what’s possible & what’s already underway to deliver the promise of Paris & keep 1.5°C alive. Hosted by the UN High Level Climate Champions in partnership with the UK COP26 presidency.

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Material Economics launches EU Biomass report

The ETC developed the analytical work alongside Material Economics to refine global perspectives on the role of bioresources in a net-zero economy. Their deep dive on bioresource use in Europe provides a stark reminder that a course correction on biomass supply is urgently needed regionally.

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A zero-carbon China by mid-century

China can achieve the twin goals of net-zero carbon emissions and becoming a rich developed economy by 2050, a new report by the Energy Transitions Commission and Rocky Mountain Institute has shown.

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Decarb Connect Global Festival

The Decarb Connect Festival is a global summit that champions the strategies capable of fast tracking decarbonisation in the toughest-to-abate sectors.

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The Economist: Sustainability Week

Four months on from COP26, the seventh edition of Economist’s Sustainability Week will examine how existing policy and regulatory frameworks have addressed climate change, and the progress made so far on emission-reduction commitments.

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