Date(s) - 31/10/2021 - 12/11/2021
The Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is one of the most interesting activities where we an observe science diplomacy currently. Policymakers, diplomats and scientists as well as civil society representatives and businesses meet and discuss the adaptation and mitigation of climate change, one of the most important and complex global challenges of our times – as we illustrate also in our “What is Science Diplomacy” video.
At the COP25, the S4D4C project (one of the Horizon 2020 projects which is the basis of the EU Science Diplomacy Alliance) could participate directly (see here). At COP26, the scientific facts are available – at least by the second half of the century, we should be producing less carbon than we take out of the atmosphere (reaching ‘net zero’) but a lot more investigation is needed to find the best ways to do that in different areas.
Several EU side events aim to share information and to bring together the different target groups, exposing them to the state-of-the-art science, for example: