EU ministers discuss preparations for COP26 conference

(EurActiv, 22 Jul 2021) EU environment ministers meeting for an informal session at Brdo pri Kranju have discussed the UN climate conference COP26, to be held in Glasgow in November.

Slovenian Environment Minister Andrej Vizjak said the discussion on Tuesday sought to analyse the situation, the progress achieved and what more needed to be done ahead of the conference.

Vizjak, who chaired the meeting, described the talks, as well as a presentation by the COP26 president Alok Sharma, as exceptionally useful.

Addressing reporters after the afternoon session of the ministerial, Vizjak noted the COP26 conference’s four major goals in bringing about progress in international talks: mitigation, adaptation, finance and cooperation.

As is important the Fit for 55 legislative package, which the ministers discussed in the morning, so is progress at the international level of exceptional importance, Vizjak said.

“The political limelight will definitely be on global ambitions in the field of mitigation, as well as financing commitments and boosting the policy of adaptation to climate change,” said Vizjak.

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