WWF reaction to COP26 stocktake on 12 November

Posted on 12 November 2021

Responding to the informal stocktake in plenary at COP26 at 13:00 GMT on 12 November, Vanessa Perez-Cirera, WWF global deputy lead climate and energy, said: 

“A package seems to be coming together, but there are crucial pieces that must be strengthened. Although negotiators were up all night, the mood in today’s stocktaking plenary was constructive. 

“Countries here must maintain the urgency and science alignment references. But for Glasgow to live up to its promise to keep the 1.5C alive, they must make real progress in the next few hours to strengthen text on fossil fuels subsidies, robust carbon market integrity rules and on finance, especially for adaptation and loss and damage. We were pleasantly surprised by the amount of countries calling for these to be strongly reflected in the outcome text. 

“It was also encouraging to hear a number of voices, including Peru, Costa Rica, Grenada and the EU, calling for nature-based solutions and their operationalization to be included in the outcome text. Nature has a key role to play in tackling the climate crisis.” 
Installation at the COP26 venue in Glasgow, Scotland