COP 26: Final Summary and Action

COP 26 – Summary and Action Summary This summary is mostly from Gareth Redmond-King of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit, whose Director, Peter Chalkley, is a keynote speaker at the UNA LASER 2021 AGM. COP26 landed various ‘sector deals’ – on coal, deforestation, methane, vehicles, funding for overseas fossil fuels, and getting beyond oil […]

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COP 26 Update and Action on 10th November

Update from COP 26 on 10/11 Cover text: The first draft of the cover text (the political umbrella text coming out of the summit) was published overnight. The text includes: Commitment for 196 countries to boost climate targets by 2023 Countries to submit net-zero targets & plans in line with Paris by 2022 Countries to accelerate […]

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COP 26: Update and Actions on 8th November

Update from COP 26 on 8th November Adaptation, Loss and Damage day has led to Christian Aid reporting that climate change could cause 64% GDP hit to world’s vulnerable countries. Looming crunches and fights are coming up in week 2. The urgent climate-change related needs of developing countries – adaptation, loss and damage, and climate […]

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COP 26 Update and Action on 4th November

Update from COP 26 on 4th November Historic Pledges: According to analysis from Climate Resource, new COP26 pledges bring projected warming to below 2°C for the first time in history. Reverse Deforestation: More than 100 world leaders have agreed to a commitment to halt and reverse deforestation by 2030. The commitment, called the Glasgow Leaders’ […]

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COP26 must deliver on Loss and Damage Finance

UNA LASER is among the signatories of the following letter to go to the Heads of States, Environment Ministers, President of COP26, Alok Sharma and the Heads of Delegations at COP26 At just over 1 degree Celsius of warming above pre-industrial levels, climate change is already causing havoc in countries around the world. UN Secretary-General […]

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Add Military Greenhouse Gas Emissions for COP consideration

UNA LASER is among the signatories of the following letter from the Arms, Militarisation and Climate Justice Working Group to Nigel Topping, UK High Level Champion for Climate Action at COP26. Dear Mr Topping Military greenhouse gas emissions must be on the agenda for COP27 Militaries are major greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters and typically the […]

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Write to your MP to help Afghanistan

Key features to note about the current Afghan situation are: Afghanistan is a multi-ethnic country with Baluch, Hazara, Pashtun, Tajiks and Turkmen (Pashtun and Tajiks constituting nearly 70% of the population). The current Islamic Emirate, declared on 15th August, is practising what appears to be a non-inclusive approach to governance of the nation. The government appears […]

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Urge the G7 leaders to ensure vaccines for all and to address Climate Change

UNA LASER is a member of the Crack the Crises coalition. There is an important opportunity to influence the G7 world leaders due to meet in Cornwall on 11th June. Please add your voice by joining the Wave of Hope and messaging your MP through this link: crackthecrises.org. You can also retweet here. Here is […]

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Calling for an immediate overhaul of the UK domestic oil and gas policy

LASER – as a member of the Climate Coalition – has signed the following letter, coordinated by the Global Gas and Oil Network and being sent to the Prime Minsiter on Thursday 27th May. Do use it as a basis for lobbying your MP! Dear Prime Minister, The International Energy Agency (IEA), the world’s most […]

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Migrants – Causes, Consequences and Solutions

The following is a report from the LASER Spring Council meeting at which our speaker event focussed on the issue of migration. The Region was very fortunate to have two distinguished speakers for this event, Myrian Cherti and Marley Morris. Myrian Cherti is a National Officer at the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and Marley […]

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