UN Climate Change Annual Report, in which ALLCOT Group has participated, demonstrates Growing Climate Action

UN Climate Change launched its Annual Report highlighting the progress made on tackling climate change in 2018 and the ways in which the international community can raise ambition and achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. ALLCOT Group has participated in this report with the publication of one article written by Alexis L. Leroy, Founder and CEO of the company, which can be read at page 15.

The report covers the key achievements of the UNFCCC intergovernmental process and the activities of the secretariat, particularly the impacts of those activities in support of the Convention, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement.

For example, at COP24 in December 2018 the world agreed the majority of the guidelines to put the Paris Agreement into action through the Katowice climate package.

The package provides the operational framework for climate action and guidance on tracking and evaluating efforts at the national and international levels. It outlines how countries will report on their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs – national climate action plans under the Paris Agreement), the specific actions they will take and how they can communicate their progress. This includes efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience to the inevitable impacts of climate change, as well as financial support for climate action in developing countries.

While current pledges under the NDCs fall far short of where the international community needs to go to achieve its climate goals, by finalizing the Katowice climate package nations showed they are committed to increasing their ambition.

The report also looks ahead at the work to come, in particular the need to put the final touches to the Paris Agreement Work Programme in 2019, for nations to revise upwards their Nationally Determined Contributions and for climate change to be reflected in almost every decision that governments, organizations, businesses, investors and individuals make for years to come.

You can download the report here and read the article written by Alexis. L. Leroy, Founder and CEO of ALLCOT Group in page 15.