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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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 [...]
Meeting Czech Presidency - Energy Performance of buildings
03/10/2022    
11:00 - 11:30
Outcome of the meeting available
05 Oct
05/10/2022    
16:30 - 17:30
Hotel At Six, Stockholm, Sweden   -     Meeting Room : Studio 8 Draft Agenda for ExCom Meeting on 5 October 2022, Stockholm, Sweden Welcome by [...]
06 Oct
06/10/2022 - 07/10/2022    
All Day
On 6-7 October 2022, HOTREC will organise its 85th General Assembly in Stockholm, Sweden.
Hearing on Working Time Directive Package
12/10/2022    
09:00 - 12:00
Commission presentation available
17 Oct
17/10/2022    
10:00 - 12:00
Minutes of the meeting, list of participants, passenger data ECJ judgement and survey on registration of guests are added to the website.
HOTREC Sustainability working group meeting
27/10/2022    
10:00 - 12:00
Minutes of the meeting available
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