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Photo of the week Leveraging Glasgow’s Ambition in Geneva’s Multilateral Processes | Geneva Cryosphere Hub Studio at University of Geneva | 12 November 2021

Glasgow Climate Conference Concludes with Building Blocks for Progress

After two weeks of intense negotiations, the UN Climate Change Conference concluded Saturday in Glasgow, adopting the Glasgow Climate Pact as outcome document that, according to the UN Secretary-General, “reflects the interests, the contradictions, and the state of political will in the world today.”

Resources on the outcomes of COP26 include:

Learn more about the interlinkages between Glasgow and Geneva, and how the outcomes of COP26 will feed the global agenda in Geneva in the upcoming months by watching the recording or reading the summary of last week’s event Leveraging Glasgow’s Ambition in Geneva’s Multilateral Processes. At this event, leading diplomats and experts addressed the biodiversity, human rights, trade, world of work, science and civil society agendas.

From Data to Environmental Action

How can we respect planetary boundaries while striving to achieve Sustainable Development Goals? How can we track progress on the various Multilateral Environmental Agreements? From stopping biodiversity loss, achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 to avoid runaway climate change, reducing pollution to alleviating poverty, the pathway to sustainable development heavily relies on data science.

The 2021 edition of the GRID-Geneva Science Day on Wednesday 17 November, organized with the support of the Geneva Environment Network, aims at providing an overview on how to move from data to environmental action. Join us in person or online on Webex for a half-day event (14.00 – 18.00 CET) providing an overview on how to move from data to environmental action.

Learn more about the importance of data, as well as the impact and potential of digital technologies, in our new update.

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