COP15, Dec 2022

What was the Outcome of the UN's COP15 biodiversity talks?

During the two weeks of COP15, Carbon Brief had a team of journalists in Montreal following every twist and turn at the UN’s COP15 biodiversity talks.

The at-times tense negotiations saw almost 200 nations finally agree on a new set of goals and targets to “halt and reverse” biodiversity loss by the end of the decade.

Carbon Brief has now published an in-depth summary of the key outcomes from COP15 – and what they mean for nature and climate change…

COP15: Key outcomes agreed at the UN biodiversity conference in Montreal

The detailed, plain-English summary of the highly complex event runs at more than 15,000 words, but is broken up into easy-to-read and navigable sections.

COP27, Nov 2022

What was the Outcome of COP 27?

COP26, Nov 2021

What was the Outcome of COP 26?

Having spent 2 weeks at COP26, I thought it would be of interest to add several links to our web site from Chatham House* (links 1&2) and Climate Reality** (link 3), to share some of the insights about The Outcome of COP 26 and some of the Forums (Links 4&5) I was involved with as a Climate Reality Leader.

Whilst the actions agreed at COP 26 are not sufficient to keep below 1.5°C but more in line with 2.4°C, there has been progress since the Paris Agreement.

However, we must keep 1.5°C in our sights so every small thing we do personally, as a community, in businesses and governments are imperative if we are to keep 1.5°C alive. Simply put, 2.0°C is better than 2.1°C, 2.1°C is better than 2.2°C rise …. 

The UK Government has the COP Presidency for another 11 months. Pressure must be kept on governments through elected representatives, to encourage all National Governments to deliver and raise the bar on their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC’s - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) needed to achieve 1.5°C.

Frank Colenso – Project Lead

1. COP26: What happened, what does this mean, and what happens next?

Analysing a crucial opportunity for enhancing ambitions on climate finance, adaptation, and ‘loss and damage’, and the implementation of the Paris Agreement.


2. The Climate Briefing: The outcomes of COP26 with Chatham House.

What was achieved at COP26? And what do different parties make of the outcome?


3. Debriefing COP 26 with Climate Reality. Watch an all-star panel respond to these and other pressing questions for the climate movement in “Debriefing COP 26 with Climate Reality.” 58 minutes.

4. Just Transition for All? reinforcing the need to support individuals and communities transition from fossil fuel and other polluting industries so that no one is left behind. The forum focuses on 3 of the COP 26 Presidency themes, Nature, Transport and Energy.

5. Achieving Climate Justice ensuring collectively and individually, we have the ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from climate change impacts.

Chatham House*, also known as the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is an independent policy institute headquartered in London. Its mission is to provide authoritative commentary on world events and offer solutions to global challenges. It is the originator of the Chatham House Rule.

Climate Reality** Volunteer Leaders who catalyse action in response to the climate crisis by means of presentations, personal outreach, dynamic digital initiatives and inspirational events. Their goal is to influence the political narrative in order to make the Paris Agreement a reality.


David Attenborough's Message for COP26, Mon 1 Nov 2021

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