Just Transition

At a Glance: Women and Gender

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Women and Gender were key discussion topics at COP 26, and analysts have reflected on the bold progress of acknowledging the impacts of climate change on women and overall improvements in addressing gender equality. Industries and sectors with a large female workforce, such as agriculture, textiles, electronics, and fisheries have significant greenhouse gas footprints and […]

Just Transition

At a Glance: Just Transition and NDCs

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Countries are increasingly acknowledging the opportunities of a Just Transition, as well as the potential impacts of climate change policy. Below we recommend specific actions for countries making efforts to understand the Just Transition. Climate change will have wide-ranging consequences, but countries are now also increasingly aware of the socioeconomic impacts that policies aimed to […]

Just Transition

COP26 goals: What you ought to know about the implications for lower-income countries

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Palms of hands painted with map of world related to cop26 goals

At the COP26 Climate Change conference, countries aim to accomplish the following goals: [1] Secure global net zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach Adapt to protect communities and natural habitats Mobilize finance Work together to deliver Despite the general call for all countries to be involved, not all countries will be participating […]

Circular Economy

The Benefits and Challenges of Circular Economy Principles

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What are the benefits and challenges of circular economy principles in national climate change strategies? Developing countries are working to lift their population out of poverty and to increase the access to material well-being. Increased extraction and exports of wood, fossil fuels, metal ores or refined metals and minerals are expected, and are both important […]