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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08 Nov
08/11/2022    
All Day
Next meeting of the PTD expert group on 8/11: agenda available: https://www.hotrec.eu/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/draft-Agenda-8-Nov-2022.pdf
Informal meeting with Airlines4Europe - Possible impact of Fit for 55 on airline pricing and travel
08/11/2022    
09:45 - 11:15
Main outcome of the meeting available (summary + PowerPoint from Airlines4Europe)
14 Nov
14/11/2022 - 16/11/2022    
00:00
On 14-16 November 2022, the Czech presidency of the EU Council will organise the European Tourism Forum.
Webinar on Practical solutions to food waste monitoring in hospitality
17/11/2022    
10:30 - 11:30
Webinar - 17 November, 10.30-11.30 CET
Preparatory meeting SSD plenary + Update on Social Affairs
21/11/2022    
10:00 - 11:30
On 21 November 2022, HOTREC will organise its Sectoral Social Dialogue preparatory meeting + update on Social Affairs (policy and legislative files). The meeting will [...]
22 Nov
22/11/2022    
11:30 - 14:00
HOTREC has shared consolidated comments on ISO Restaurant Vocabulary Project (WD16520) now accessible and will attend the 22 November meeting. 
24 Nov
24/11/2022    
11:00 - 12:30
Updated slides, minutes and other material/documents are available online.
24 Nov
24/11/2022    
15:00 - 16:30
Presentation and documents are uploaded
Sectoral Social Dialogue Plenary meeting
25/11/2022    
10:00 - 16:00
PowerPoint presentations available
28 Nov
28/11/2022    
15:00 - 17:00
Stanhope Hotel Brussels by Thon Hotels List of Participants Draft Agenda for ExCom meeting on 28 November 2022 PLEASE NOTE THAT FROM 16:30, THE PRESIDENT-ELECT, [...]
European Hospitality Day - Event at European Parliament
29/11/2022    
08:30 - 14:30
HOTREC is organising meetings and exchanges for HOTREC members at the European Parliament on Tuesday 29 November 2022 in Brussels.
Events on 14/11/2022
14 Nov
Events on 22/11/2022
Events on 24/11/2022
Events on 25/11/2022
Events on 28/11/2022
28 Nov