COP 26 PRESIDENT - ALOK SHARMA

 

  PRESIDENT OF COP 26 - UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES  - CLIMATE CHANGE AGENDA

 

 

 

 

ALOK SHARMA - CONSERVATIVE MP READING


 


COP26: JULY 22 - PRESIDENT ALOK SHARMA - CHAIR

The Pacific-UK High Level Climate Dialogue brought together Pacific Islands Leaders with the COP26 President Designate in an important milestone ahead of COP26 in Glasgow this November. This event, delivered in collaboration with Wilton Park and One CROP (Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme and the Pacific Community), built on previous engagement with the region on climate change, and provided a unique opportunity for Pacific Island Leaders and the COP President to engage in open and frank discussion ahead of COP26.

Leaders from Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Tuvalu, Niue, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Ministers from Nauru, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, the CEO of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Samoa, youth leader Gladys Habu, the Secretary General of the Pacific Island Forum, Directors General from the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, the Pacific Community and the Forum Fisheries Agency attended the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOUBLE STANDARDS - Greenpeace has threatened to take the Conservative government to court if it approves drilling at a new oil field in Scotland. Where most would imagine that leading by example would be the order of the day in all matters leading up to Cop26, ministers are considering green-lighting the gas and oil project at Cambo, a North Atlantic site west of Shetland. No matter how you cut it, if this application gets the go ahead, how will the UK be able to hold its head up high when seeking to persuade India and China to stop burning coal. It's like the ongoing grants of permission for houses that add to climate chaos, where councils are investing ratepayer's dollars in oil, instead of renewables. CIL payments are not going to the Community as Infrastructure Levies, they are (it is alleged) being used to make up the shortfall in pension plans for council employees. We agree with Greenpeace, this should be the subject of a Judicial Review or Public Inquiry.

 

GROUNDS - In a climate emergency, any government serious about meeting the Paris 1.5 degree target, without a definite plan as to how to achieve that goal, should not be pursuing fossil fuel agendas, that can only add to the problem, contrary to the principles of sustainability and circularity. This is especially so where the UK is one country with wind energy from coastal advantage, that is under exploited. For example, development of hydrogen fuels from renewable energy and distribution infrastructure, is more appropriate. The only argument in favour of drilling for offshore oil, is where there is no alternative. It may be that the country is in debt, but that is because it has been pursuing policies that are unsustainable - such as exploiting reserves, just for the sake of taxation.

 

 


Over 190 world leaders are expected to attend the conference in Glasgow, where they will be joined by government representatives, businesses, non-profit organisations and citizens for 12 days of climate talks. Amongst the discussion points of the summit, there are some fundamental goals that the UK will strive to achieve. These include: 

- securing global Net Zero emissions by the middle of the century and continuing to strive towards limiting global warming to a maximum of 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels; 

- the deployment of adaptation measures to protect vulnerable communities and natural habitats from the impacts of climate change

- the mobilisation of financial aid by developed countries to achieve global Net Zero; and 

- acceleration of collaborations between governments, business and society in order to achieve ambitious climate goals.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESIDENT - Alok Sharma is presiding at the United Nations COP26 event in Glasgow, Scotland in 2021, from the event postponed in 2020. This event is in partnership with Italy from October 31st to November 12th.

 


1995 COP 1, BERLIN, GERMANY
1996 COP 2, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
1997 COP 3, KYOTO, JAPAN
1998 COP 4, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
1999 COP 5, BONN, GERMANY
2000:COP 6, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS
2001 COP 7, MARRAKECH, MOROCCO
2002 COP 8, NEW DELHI, INDIA
2003 COP 9, MILAN, ITALY
2004 COP 10, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
2005 COP 11/CMP 1, MONTREAL, CANADA
2006 COP 12/CMP 2, NAIROBI, KENYA
2007 COP 13/CMP 3, BALI, INDONESIA
2008 COP 14/CMP 4, POZNAN, POLAND
2009 COP 15/CMP 5, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
2010 COP 16/CMP 6, CANCUN, MEXICO
2011 COP 17/CMP 7, DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA
2012 COP 18/CMP 8, DOHA, QATAR
2013 COP 19/CMP 9, WARSAW, POLAND
2014 COP 20/CMP 10, LIMA, PERU
2015 COP 21/CMP 11, Paris, France
2016 COP 22/CMP 12/CMA 1, Marrakech, Morocco
2017 COP 23/CMP 13/CMA 2, Bonn, Germany
2018 COP 24/CMP 14/CMA 3, Katowice, Poland
2019 COP 25/CMP 15/CMA 4 Spain

2020 - Postponed - A year without any progress, that the planet can ill afford

2021 COP 26 Glasgow, Scotland 1st-12th November

 

 

 

UN CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE 2021

 

 

CABINET MPS -MARCH 2020

 

 

 

Boris Johnson

Prime Minister

 

Rishi Sunack, MP Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Rishi Sunack

Chancellor Exchequer

 

Priti Patel

 

Priti Patel

Home Secretary

 

Dominic Raab

 

Dominic Raab

Foreign Secretary

 

Michael Gove

 

Michael Gove

Chancellor D. Lancaster

 

Ben Wallace

 

Ben Wallace

Defence Secretary

 

Matt Hancock

 

Matt Hancock

Health & Social Care

 

Elizabeth Truss

 

 Liz Truss

International Trade

 

Gavin Williamson

 

Gavin Williamson

Education

 

Oliver Dowden

 

Oliver Dowden

Culture

 

Alok Sharma MP, Reading West

 

Alok Sharma

MP Reading West

 

Robert Jenrick

 

Robert Jenrick

Housing, Local Gov.

 

Terese Coffey

 

Therese Coffey

Work & Pensions

 

Robert Buckland

 

 Robert Buckland

Justice

 

Anne-Marie Trevelyan

 

Anne-Marie Trevelyan

International Dev.

 

Grant Shapps MP Welwyn Hatfield

 

Grant Shapps

Transport

 

George Eustice

 

 George Eustice

Environment

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Brandon Lewis

Northern Ireland

 

Alister Jack

 

Alister Jack

Scottish Sec. State

 

Simon Hart

 

 Simon Hart

Welsh Sec. State

 

Baroness Evans Bowes Park

 

 Baroness Evans

Leader Lords

 

Amanda Milling

 

 Amanda Milling

Party Chairman

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

 Jacob Rees-Mogg

Leader Commons

 

Mark Spencer

 

Mark Spencer

Chief Whip

 

 

Suella Braverman

 

Suella Braverman

Attorney General

 

 

Stephen Barclay

 

 Stephen Barclay

Treasury Sec.

 

 

 

 

 

CONSERVATIVE MPS 2017-2020

 

 

Boris Johnson

 

Boris Johnson - Prime Minister

MP Uxbridge & South Ruislip

 

Rishi Sunack, MP Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Rishi Sunack

MP for Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Grant Shapps MP Welwyn Hatfield

 

Grant Shapps

MP Welwyn Hatfield

 

Philip Hammond

 

Philip Hammond

MP Runnymede & Weybridge

 

Alok Sharma MP, Reading West

 

Alok Sharma

MP Reading West

 

Damian Green

 

Damian Green

MP for Ashford

 

Gavin Williamson

 

Gavin Williamson

MP South Staffordshire

 

Liam Fox

 

Liam Fox

MP North Somerset

 

David Lidlington

 

David Lidlington

MP for Aylesbury

 

Baroness Evans Bowes Park

 

 Baroness Evans

MP Bowes Park Haringey

 

Jeremy Hunt

 

Jeremy Hunt

MP South West Surrey

 

Justine Greening

 

Justine Greening

MP for Putney

 

Chris Grayling

 

Chris Grayling

MP Epsom & Ewell

 

Karen Bradley

 

Karen Bradley

MP Staffordshire Moorlands

 

Michael Gove

 

Michael Gove

MP Surrey Heath

 

David Gauke

 

David Gauke

MP South West Hertfordshire

 

Sajid Javid

 

Sajid Javid

MP for Bromsgrove

 

James Brokenshire

 

James Brokenshire

MP Old Bexley & Sidcup

 

Alun Cairns

 

 Alun Cairns

MP Vale of Glamorgan

 

David Mundell

 

 David Mundell MP

Dumfriesshire Clydes & Tweeddale

 

Patrick Mcloughlin

 

Patrick McLoughlin

MP Derbyshire Dales

 

Greg Clark

 

 Greg Clark

MP Tunbridge Wells

 

Penny Mordaunt

 

Penny Mordaunt

MP Portsmouth North

 

Andrea Leadsom

 

Andrea Leadsom

MP South Northamptonshire

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Jeremy Wright

MP Kenilworth & Southam

 

Elizabeth Truss

 

 Liz Truss

MP South West Norfolk

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Brandon Lewis

MP Great Yarmouth

 

MP

Nus Ghani

MP Wealden

 

 

 Huw Merriman

MP Battle

 

Steve Double

 

 Steve Double

MP St Austell & Newquay

 

Sarah Newton

 

Sarah Newton

MP Truro & Falmouth

 

Rebecca Pow

 

Rebecca Pow

MP Taunton Deane

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

 Jacob Rees-Mogg

MP Somerset

 

Gavin Williamson

 

 Gavin Williamson

MP Staffordshire

 

 

Thérèse Coffey

MP Suffolk Coastal

 

Caroline Ansell MP Eastbourne 2015 to 2017

 

Caroline Ansell

MP Eastbourne

 

 .David Davis

 

David Davis

MP Haltemprice & Howden

 

 

Claire Perry

MP for Devizes

 

Amber Rudd

 

Amber Rudd

MP Hastings & Rye

 

 

 

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Theresa May

 

Theresa May - former PM

MP for Maindenhead

 

David Cameron

 

 David Cameron

Former Prime Minister

 

 

 John Major

Former Prime Minister

 

Margaret Thatcher

 

 Margaret Thatcher

Former Prime Minister

 

 

 

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LINKS & REFERENCE

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/alok-sharma

http://www.aloksharma.co.uk/

 

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE COP HISTORY

 

1995 COP 1, BERLIN, GERMANY

2008 COP 14/CMP 4, POZNAN, POLAND

1996 COP 2, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

2009 COP 15/CMP 5, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

1997 COP 3, KYOTO, JAPAN

2010 COP 16/CMP 6, CANCUN, MEXICO

1998 COP 4, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

2011 COP 17/CMP 7, DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

1999 COP 5, BONN, GERMANY

2012 COP 18/CMP 8, DOHA, QATAR

2000:COP 6, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS

2013 COP 19/CMP 9, WARSAW, POLAND

2001 COP 7, MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

2014 COP 20/CMP 10, LIMA, PERU

2002 COP 8, NEW DELHI, INDIA

2015 COP 21/CMP 11, Paris, France

2003 COP 9, MILAN, ITALY

2016 COP 22/CMP 12/CMA 1, Marrakech, Morocco

2004 COP 10, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

2017 COP 23/CMP 13/CMA 2, Bonn, Germany

2005 COP 11/CMP 1, MONTREAL, CANADA

2018 COP 24/CMP 14/CMA -, Katowice, Poland

2006 COP 12/CMP 2, NAIROBI, KENYA

2019 COP 25/CMP 15/CMA -, Santiago, Chile

2007 COP 13/CMP 3, BALI, INDONESIA

2020 COP 26/CMP 16/CMA 3, Glasgow, Scotland

 

 

DESERTIFICATION COP HISTORY

 

COP 1: Rome, Italy, 29 Sept to 10 Oct 1997

COP 9: Buenos Aires, Argentina, 21 Sept to 2 Oct 2009

COP 2: Dakar (Senegal), 30 Nov to 11 Dec 1998

COP 10: Changwon (South Korea), 10 to 20 Oct 2011

COP 3: Recife (Brazil), 15 to 26 Nov 1999

COP 11: Windhoek (Namibia), 16 to 27 Sept 2013

COP 4: Bonn (Germany), 11 to 22 Dec 2000

COP 12: Ankara (Turkey), 12 to 23 Oct 2015

COP 5: Geneva (Switzerland), 1 to 12 Oct 2001

COP 13: Ordos City (China), 6 to 16 Sept 2017

COP 6: Havana (Cuba), 25 August to 5 Sept 2003

COP 14: New Delhi (India), 2 to 13 Sept 2019

COP 7: Nairobi (Kenya), 17 to 28 Oct 2005

COP 15:  2020

COP 8: Madrid, Spain, 3 to 14 Sept 2007

COP 16:  2021

 

 

BIODIVERSITY COP HISTORY

 

COP 1: 1994 Nassau, Bahamas, Nov & Dec

COP 8: 2006 Curitiba, Brazil, 8 Mar

COP 2: 1995 Jakarta, Indonesia, Nov

COP 9: 2008 Bonn, Germany, May

COP 3: 1996 Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov

COP 10: 2010 Nagoya, Japan, Oct

COP 4: 1998 Bratislava, Slovakia, May

COP 11: 2012 Hyderabad, India

EXCOP: 1999 Cartagena, Colombia, Feb

COP 12: 2014 Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, Oct

COP 5: 2000 Nairobi, Kenya, May

COP 13: 2016 Cancun, Mexico, 2 to 17 Dec

COP 6: 2002 The Hague, Netherlands, April

COP 14: 2018 Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 17 to 29 Nov

COP 7: 2004 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Feb

COP 15: 2020 Kunming, Yunnan, China

 

 

UN CLIMATE ACTION PORTFOLIOS

 

1. Finance
2. Energy Transition
3. Industry Transition
4. Nature-Based Solutions
5. Cities and Local Action
6. Resilience and Adaptation
7. Mitigation Strategy
8. Youth Engagement & Public Mobilization
9. Social and Political Drivers