Climate change action: COP26 outcomes and conclusions

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) took place on 1-13 November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. The conference ended on Saturday with a first-time deal targeting fossil fuels as the key driver of global warming. On the negative side, the lack of financing from rich to developing countries risked casting a shadow over the unprecedented deal – which included a promise to double adaptation finance by 2025 but no guarantees.

Some of the outcomes and conclusions of these negotiations include a US-China bilateral compromise to redouble climate change mitigation efforts; and the creation of the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA) by Denmark and Costa Rica, aimed at phasing out coal and gas.

The EU received some criticism for backing EUR 13 bln worth of gas projects. In this regard, Vice President Frans Timmermans pointed out that “exiting out of coal, for a number of member states, will have to happen through an intermediary phase using natural gas.” The EU Commission conclusions are available here.

HOTREC confirms its support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the EU targets on climate change. However, we once again stress the importance of providing ad hoc incentives and funding to the sector SMEs for them to be able to comply with the necessary infrastructural changes.

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07 Sep
07/09/2022    
09:00 - 14:00
Draft Agenda for ExCom Meeting on 7 September 2022, Brussels Welcome by the President Anti-trust statement and approval of agenda Approval of minutes of the [...]
HOTREC Package Travel Directive webinar
14/09/2022    
11:00 - 12:00
Latest updates on the PTD review's timeline and policy measures envisaged incl. pre-payments, insolvency protection and cancellation rights. HOTREC will incorporate members' remarks into a revised version of HOTREC position paper and submit it to all for approval.
HOTREC SSD Committee preparatory meeting + update Social Affairs
19/09/2022    
10:00 - 12:00
Main outcome of teh meeting available
22 Sep
22/09/2022    
10:30 - 12:30
Recording of the working group on restaurants is available via WeTransfer until 03 October 2022: https://wetransfer.com/downloads/a1e6a6b32b734f7bf864d82b6470184920220926084450/7c966070da61a95549be6c9fbad2169b20220926084508/42d7ba
23 Sep
23/09/2022    
10:00 - 13:00
Updated agenda of the meeting available
29 Sep
29/09/2022    
All Day
On the 3rd edition of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW), celebrated on 29 September, the FAO and UNAP have [...]
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