Climate change / Antonio Baena /
The Garrigues Sustainable Dialogs: following the Paris Agreement, COP26 calls for action
In the latest of the Garrigues Sustainable Dialogs webinars, the director general of the Spanish Climate Change Agency, Valvanera Ulargui, has reviewed the conclusions of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), in which she took part, analyzing outcomes versus expectations. She draws an optimistic conclusion.
COP26, held in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12, 2021, was billed as the most important conference since COP21, at which the famous Paris Agreement was reached. But was that really the case? In the latest Garrigues Sustainable Dialogs webinar, Valvanera Ulargui, director general of the Spanish Climate Change Agency, discusses the key takeaways from the summit, which in her opinion, lived up to expectations.
During her discussion with G-advisory partner Antonio Baena, and with Sonia Franco, Director of Communication and Marketing at Garrigues, acting as moderator, Valvanera Ulargui highlighted one of the most important messages to come out of the conference: “There is a clear commitment to working on compatible legal frameworks and standards for greenhouse gas emissions.” As she explained, this is important because the mainstay of climate conferences for the next few years is here: the framework for transparency and measurement, how countries where emissions are will report on them and using what criteria and what time frames. “It was very important for all countries to be take a uniform approach as regards greenhouse gas reporting,” she pointed out.