COP27: A last occasion to lift up the commitments of the COP26

This year’s UN climate conference, set for November 6–18, will close out another year marked by record-breaking floods, deadly heat waves, and other extreme weather events on top of a global energy crisis, putting ecosystems and communities into unprecedented crisis.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. In the thirty years since, the world has come a long way in the fight against climate change and its negative impacts on our planet but yet there is a long way to go.

The 2021 conference saw a slew of climate plans and pledges by countries, banks and business leaders being announced in Glasgow, Scotland. Almost 200 countries agreed at last year’s COP summit to improve their emissions-cutting pledges, called Nationally Determined Contributions known as NDCs, as of now, nearly 20 countries have done so.

The world is potentially on track limiting global warming at or below 2 degree Celsius. The target can only be attained if and only pledges are met. After the last COP, ARCOS called the world to walk the talk.

Today, ARCOS is inviting attendants of the COP27 to pick up on commitments of the COP26 and take urgent action The latest science shows that climate change is moving much faster than we are. ARCOS jog the world’s mind that this is the right time to pledge actions for cutting emissions and investing in nature-based solutions to build the resilience of communities and ecosystems to climate change.

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