6 areas for climate action in this decisive decade
In April, we released a report setting out the six big climate action changes needed before 2030. Critical Junctions on the Journey to 1.5°C: The Decisive Decade. The report was commissioned by the Mission 2020 campaign.
Scaling up climate finance
In April, the Green Climate Fund released a report on scaling up climate finance in the context of Covid-19. The report was a collaboration between the GCF, IPCC authors, the Indian Institute for Human Settlements and Climate Strategies. At COP26, we organised an event to present key findings and a new concept to create a circle of trust between key financial decision-makers.
There's no one size fits all approach to just transitions. That's one of the key findings of a report we released in July on just transitions in developing countries.
Building on this research, the South to South Transitions programme will investigate just transitions in nine developing countries around the globe.
The EU-funded C4U project develops new methods to drastically cut emissions from steel and iron production. It also looks at societal, economic and political aspects of carbon capture, use and storage.
Advancing Russia's energy transition
To cut emissions, Russia will need to start planning for a coal transition. In a report released in September, we examine the prospects for such a transition.
Launched at the end of the year, the new phase of the project will continue to work with Russian and global researchers to look at various aspects of the country's energy transition.
If there's one region that must lead the transition from oil and gas, it is the North Sea. Our Oil and Gas Transitions initiative (co-led by Stockholm Environment Institute) investigates how Denmark, Norway and the United Kingdom can phase out the production of these fossil fuels by 2050.
The first reports released in November during COP26 summarise the state of the transition debate in all three countries. Opened by the Danish Climate Ambassador, the initiative's COP event brought together perspectives from the region on the transition prospects.
At COP26, the EEIST project published its flagship report proposing a new way of climate policy decision-making. Developed by world-leading economists, the new framework proposes to look at opportunities and risks instead of costs and benefits to support low-carbon innovation.
Convening global perspectives at COP26
We ended the year with a strong presence at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow: Climate Strategies helped organise several side events to turn the spotlight on new climate frontiers.
To turn ambition into action, we will continue to work with our members and partners to create the evidence and co-create recommendations for policymakers to accelerate climate action.