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Launch of framework for net zero targets

SHARM EL-SHEIK – Member countries of the Carbon Neutrality Coalition met on Tuesday, November 15 at COP27 to present a framework for how best to build and implement plans to reach net-zero emissions.  

The framework contains a blend of country experiences and the key ingredients needed to build the ultimate recipe to reach true net zero. The CNC members remain committed to exchanging and learning on policies and approaches to maintain the path towards 1.5°.

Speakers:  

  • Teresa Ribera, Deputy Prime Minister of Spain  
  • Silvia Calvó Armengol, Minister on Environment, Agriculture and Sustainability of Andorra 
  • Daniel Westlén, State Secretary at the Ministry for Climate and Environment of Sweden  
  • Stéphane Crouzat, French Climate Ambassador 
  • Norbert Gorißen, Deputy Special Envoy for International Climate Action, Germany 

At COP26 in Glasgow, these countries agreed to develop the framework and to come together to share progress here in Sharm El-Sheik.

 

The framework has been endorsed by Andorra, Austria, Chile, Colombia, Fiji, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. 

Quotes:

“In order to be credible, in order to ensure that things are going to work, it needs to be digested and backed by the whole society.” – Teresa Ribera, Deputy Prime Minister, Spain

“One clear theme that has emerged at COP27 is a demand for accountability on net zero targets. Countries recognise the difficulty of reaching net zero but also the necessity to do so – no one country has it exactly right yet. This framework is an important first step to reach true zero and I hope more countries join this effort.” – Laurence Tubiana, CEO, European Climate Foundation

Watch a recording of the event here (from 120 minutes)