What is COP29?
COP29, or the 29th annual Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), represents a crucial global gathering. This year, Azerbaijan is playing host to the conference, which is scheduled to take place from November 11 to November 22.
What to expect from COP29?
The upcoming COP29 Conference will encompass various key sessions. Building on the focus on renewables and nuclear power from COP28 in Dubai, the agenda will feature crucial discussions, such as finalising the first enhanced transparency framework and the new collective quantified goal on finance. Additionally, the 61st sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 61) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 61) will also take place.
Is the world on a 1.5-degree pathway?
This was a key part of the discussion at COP28.
Our independent energy transition outlook (ETO) report maps three different routes through the energy transition with increasing levels of ambition and cost – but also difficulty and investment. It's our assessment of what it would take to deliver on announced net zero pledges.
Our reflections on COP28
Catch up on our post-COP28 webinar, Reflections on COP28: Reset to the goals of the Paris Agreement? Hosted by Simon Flowers, alongside a panel of our senior experts. During the webinar, we discussed:
- What could the transition away from fossil fuels look like?
- Was COP28 effective in the end?
- What are the next steps?