Thoughts, Reflections and Perspectives on the 26th UN Conference of the Parties (COP26)
Katie Lamb and Peter Styring, current Theme 3 policy researchers at the CircularChem Centre, have recently finalised a report regarding the effectiveness of the UK run COP conference COP26, which took part in October 2021. Following on from the initiatives, aims, guidance and ambitious goals that were set at COP26, this report details and describes thoughts and reflections on the initiatives and ambitions involving the UK Government at COP26, in terms of its strengths and weaknesses, by focussing on the mantra of the COP26, ‘Coal, Cars, Cash and Trees’. This report also reflects on COP27, highlighting how little progress was made, especially in terms of creating a circular chemical sector, and questions the efficiency and true effectiveness of COP conferences.
The full report can be downloaded below.