The sixth webinar organized by the community of Italian climate pact ambassadors appointed by the European Commission will be held on Wednesday 8 September, from 6.30 to 8 pm, to talk about the two important UN climate events that will take place shortly: the Pre-COP26 (Milan, 30 September – 2 October) and COP26 (Glasgow, 9 – 20 November).
The event on the 18th is supported by the European Commission and is included in the official calendar of the “All4Climate – Italy 2021” initiative of the Ministry of Ecological Transition aimed at promoting 2021 as the year of Climate Ambition.
The focus of the online meeting will be the decisions expected to be made in Glasgow by the 197 participating nations. There will also be discussed the parallel activities that will see the participation of heads of states, thousands of climate activists and citizens’ associations from all over the world, endeavouring to convey the importance of a desirable step forward for the containment of climate change, but also to emphasise the consequences of solutions that are not incisive with respect to the UN goals for sustainable development 2030, and to those necessary for the achievement of climate neutrality in the EU.
Introduction and reading of an appeal to the media of EuCliPa
Luciana Favaro – EuCliPa.Italy
Climate negotiations: towards COP26
Mauro Mussin (EuCliPa.Italy)
IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6): What is it and why is it so important?
Carlo Barbante (Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice / CNR-ISP) – Introduces and interviews Gianni Tartari (EuCliPa.Italy)
Young people and climate diplomacy: What is Youth4Climate and why is it so important?
Daniele Guadagnolo (Change for Planet & EuCliPa.Italy)
Civil society action at the UNFCCC for climate and human rights
Chiara Soletti (Italian Climate Network & EuCliPa.Italy)
COP26 Side Events: An example of an event on sustainable tourism as a driving force for shared climate actions
Cinzia De Marzo (EuCliPa.Italy)
What can schools do for the climate?
The climate negotiations of the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) will bring together over 30,000 delegates, including heads of state, climate experts and activists, to agree on a coordinated action plan to address climate change in the light of the decisions taken in 2015 at COP21 in Paris. Many of those decisions have not yet been implemented and will be compared with the recent conclusions of the 6th Report of the IPCC (International Panel of Climate Change) presented on 9 August. COP26 will take place in a completely different atmosphere from previous editions because it takes place at a time of alarm for the pandemic, which exacerbates socio-economic and health differences between nations, to which are added increasingly evident signs of catastrophic events caused by the climate change.
What can schools do? One concrete action that students or teachers can take is to become Ambassadors of the European Climate Pact by joining the Euclipa Community of Ambassadors. Many citizens need to become ambassadors so to monitor what is really being done at the national level. We can all become ambassadors and the community already has about seventy members also in our country.