After participating in the G20 summit in Rome, President Alberto Fernández is already in Glasgow to participate in the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) opened this Sunday and which will begin to formally session this Monday in Scotland.
There, the Argentine president will renew his request for the exchange of debt for climate action and will insist on the need to “identify the advances in clean technologies as global public goods,” according to official sources told Telam.
The official ceremony of the meeting will take place this Monday from 08:00 am Argentine time with a speech by the British Premier, Boris Johnson, at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow.
Then, Alberto Fernández will join the plenary session of the summit along with dozens of international leaders present in that Scottish city, including US President Joe Biden and European heads of government. After this first formal meeting, the Head of State will speak at the High Level event on “Action and Solidarity: The Critical Decade”.
In the afternoon, from 2:00 p.m. Argentine time, he will travel with the other heads of State and Government to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery Museum, where he will participate in the reception offered by Johnson and members of the British royal family on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II. who announced his absence from the meeting. Next, welcome speeches will take place and the traditional official summit photo will be taken.
When will Alberto Fernández speak at the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow
On Tuesday, around 04:00 am Argentine time, there will be a welcome breakfast in Glasgow. Then and until 1 p.m. the Plenary Session of the COP26 Leaders Summit.
That day will be the most important on the president’s agenda. He will hold several bilateral meetings with different leaders before returning to Argentina.
According to the official agenda, Fernández will meet at 09.20 and for half an hour with the president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada; and at 10.00, he will have a bilateral meeting also lasting 30 minutes with the president of the Swiss Confederation, Guy Parmelin.
What position will Alberto Fernández hold during the G26 climate change summit in Glasgow
That same Tuesday, the president will present in the plenary session. There he will insist that “debt swaps for climate action, payment mechanisms for ecosystem services, the concept of environmental debt and the category of environmental creditors of the least developed countries” constitute the key to exiting the ecological crisis, such as he pointed out at the Latin American summit on climate change, in which he participated by videoconference last month, reported Telam.
At 1:00 p.m. this Tuesday -always Argentine time- the Closing Ceremony of the COP26 leaders’ summit.
“In Glasgow, Argentina will take important positions, with respect to increasing the commitment that had been set in Paris in 2016 on the reduction of emissions. It is going to take a proposal that increases it up to 27 percent more ”, said the government spokeswoman, Gabriela Cerruti.
What will the agenda of the COP26 negotiations in Glasgow be like?
After the end of the meeting between the international leaders, the stage of negotiations will begin between the representatives of the different countries and organizations present at the meeting.
Thus, for example, on Wednesday 3 the day will be dedicated to the Finance and the mobilization of public and private financing flows for the mitigation and adaptation of economic activities in relation to climate change will be analyzed. On Thursday 4 the theme of the Energy and how to accelerate the global transition to clean energy.
On Friday 5 the summit will be dedicated to Public and youth empowerment. In this framework, it will seek to raise the voice of young people and demonstrate the fundamental role of public empowerment and education in climate action. On Saturday 6 COP26 will be focused on the Nature. There it will be sought “to ensure the importance of nature and the sustainable use of the land as part of the global action on climate change and in a clean and ecological recovery.”
After a day off, the event will resume the agenda on Monday 8 with the topic Adaptation, loss and damage. The negotiators will seek to provide the practical solutions necessary to adapt to climate impacts and address the loss and damage of this global situation.
Tuesday 9 will be divided into two issues: on the one hand, the issue of Gender to advance gender equality and the full and meaningful participation of women and girls in climate action, and on the other in the Science and Innovation At this point we will try to show that both topics can offer climate solutions to meet and accelerate more ambitious goals.
On Wednesday 10th the summit will address the theme of Transport. There, a global transition towards zero-emission transport will be promoted. On Thursday 11 there will be a panel on Cities, Regions and Environment to promote action from the smallest communities to cities and regions. Finally, on Saturday the 12th, the closing of the negotiations will take place.
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