COP 26 AND ALLIANCE OF SMALL ISLAND STATES (AOSIS)

COP 26 AND THE CLIMATE VULNERABLE FORUM

The Climate Vulnerable Forum is a dedicated cooperation initiative of economies systematically vulnerable to Climate Change and includes:

ALLIANCE OF FAR RIGHT PARTIES

COUNTRIES TO WATCH AT THE COP 26

Criticallly Insufficient

  1. Iran
  2. Russia
  3. Saudi Arabia
  4. Singapore
  5. Thailand
  6. Turkey

Highly Insufficient

  1. Argentina
  2. Australia
  3. Brazil
  4. Canada
  5. China
  6. Colombia
  7. India
  8. Indonesia
  9. Kazakhstan
  10. Mexico
  11. New Zealand
  12. South Korea
  13. United Arab Emirates
  14. Ukraine
  15. Vietnam

Insufficient

PETRO STATES AT RISK UNDER LOW-CARBON WORLD

Fossil fuel-reliant countries could see a drop of 51% in government oil and gas revenues in a shift to a low-carbon world over the next two decades.

There is a fundamental shift underway as the global economy begins to decarbonize. Oil powers the economies of petro states, it also funds the vast majority of their government budgets , provides the vast majority of foreign-currency income , and helps cash-strapped governments borrow from foreign creditors by using oil (and oil revenues) as collateral.

COP 26 GLASGOW (31 OCTOBER TO 12 NOVEMBER 2021)

Presidency

Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, Secretary of State of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will be the COP26 President and will preside over the COP26 negotiations.

LOBBYING AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

The countries here below use tactics to delay and obstruct meaningful and transformative action on climate change

Oil Producers

Saudia Arabia: Saudi Arabia is pushing fellow oil producers to present a united front at climate talks and oppose rising calls for a reduction in fossil-fuel investment

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (13 countries)

AUSTRIA AS A BRIDGE BUILDER BETWEEN EAST AND WEST

Relations between Russia and the West remain at an all-time low, oscillating between stagnation and new waves of confrontation. Existing mechanisms of cooperation have proved ineffective, and current efforts to revive cooperation – especially at the highest diplomatic levels – are widely lacking. Mediated by a sense of mistrust and suspicion, both sides have become increasingly disillusioned with each other.

RUSSIA, THE WEST AND THE GROWING GAP BETWEEN NARRATIVES

Author: Alisher Faizullaev

CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK EUROPE-MEMBERS

Albania (1)

  • REC Albania The Resource Environment Center

Armenia (1)

  • ECOTEAM

Austria (2)

  • Global 2000 Friends of the Earth Austria
  • Allianz für Klimagerechtigkeit

Belgium (6)

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