Resetting climate negotiations: LDC priorities for an ambitious COP26
This briefing sets the stage for COP26 from the perspective of LDCs. We explore the scientific and political context that will shape how the meeting takes place and present key priorities that must be resolved for COP26 to be labelled a success. But COP26 will have an extremely heavy agenda. The pandemic has limited formal negotiating processes since 2019. Parties must rapidly agree on the basis for negotiations to move forward. This will be critical if Parties are to raise their ambition to keep global temperature increase below 1.5°C, address the vital need for adaptation and sufficient climate finance flows, and address the loss and damage already being experienced by the most vulnerable countries. But the outcomes must also be shaped by the priorities of developing nations. The presence of LDC Group delegates at COP26 is therefore vital.