Editor's Top 20 - COP26

Toby Green
30 October 2021
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Ahead of COP26, hundreds of reports, datasets, charting tools and other resources have been released about the climate crisis, carbon pricing, energy transformation and more. Our editor has made a selection of the top 20.


AEI · 29 April 2003 English

The full text of this book is available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. In their comprehensive analysis of the Kyoto Protocol and climate policy, Richard B. Stewart and Jonathan B. …


UNDP · 26 January 2021 English

With 1.2 million respondents, the Peoples' Climate Vote is the largest survey of public opinion on climate change ever conducted. Using a new and unconventional approach to polling, results span …


IUCN · 2012 English

This document focuses on summarizing the different threats to long term objectives and proposing activities to address these threats. It constitutes a management and action plan for the period from …


UNEP · 20 October 2021 English

20 October 2021 - The 2021 Production Gap Report, by leading research institutes and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), finds that despite increased climate ambitions and net-zero commitments, governments still …


EPRS · 18 October 2021 English

According to statistics published by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, since 2008 over 318 million people around the world have been forcibly displaced by floods, windstorms, earthquakes or droughts, 30.7 …


UNFCCC · 26 October 2021 English

Developed countries remain steadfast in our continued commitment to meet the annual US$100 billion goal as soon as possible and through 2025. In this regard, developed countries, co-led by Canada’s …


UNFCCC · 26 October 2021 English

This full version of the report synthesizes information from the 164 latest available Nationally Determined Contributions (of greenhouse gases GHGs) or NDCs, representing all 191 Parties to the Paris Agreement, …


UNEP · 26 October 2021 English

With climate change intensifying and scientists warning that humanity is running out of time to limit global warming to 1.5°C over pre-industrial levels, 2021 has been a fraught year for …


Jubilee Debt Campaign · 26 October 2021 English

Jubilee Debt Campaign has conducted research which finds that in 2021 lower income countries are spending over five times more on external debt payments than projects to protect people from …


Beyond Plastics · 21 October 2021 English

The New Coal: Plastics and Climate Change is a comprehensive account of the United States plastics industry’s significant, yet rarely acknowledged contributions to the climate crisis. Using coal-fired power plants …


Elsevier · 28 October 2021

This report is based on a study analyzing more than 1.6 million papers from Elsevier’s Scopus database, combining data with content and subject-matter expertise to gain unique insights into how …


CAU · 20 October 2021 English

This handbook expands on the key ideas the UCL Climate Action Unit introduced to a workshop in the build-up to COP26. Its content is designed specifically for those working at …


IPCC · 9 August 2021 English

This Summary for Policymakers (SPM) presents the key findings of the Special Report: Global Warming of 1.5ºC, based on the assessment of the available scientific, technical and socio-economic literature relevant …


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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is an intergovernmental body of the United Nations mandated to provide objective scientific information relevant to understanding human-induced climate change, its natural, political, …


IPCC · 9 August 2021

Visualize and download global and local sea level projections from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). Shows median projections - for six warming scenarios - …


UNFCCC · 1 January 2021

David Attenborough gives his speech at the opening of the world leaders summit at the UN Climate Change Conference 2021 (COP26), Glasgow, Scotland, UK. (7'45")


TPM Energy Transition Lab · 1 November 2021

Conspiracy theories on climate change and the energy transition have found a stronghold on the Internet. This explorative study provides an overview of the occurrence of extreme beliefs regarding climate …


28 October 2021

A searchable dashboard of 193 countries’ historical emissions and future climate targets. The Financial Times has created a searchable dashboard of 193 countries’ historical emissions and future climate targets, as …


UNFCCC · 1 November 2021

Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, makes a powerful speech at the opening of the #COP26 World Leaders Summit of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), Glasgow, Scotland, UK. …


Yale's Michael Svoboda posted this list of a dozen 'timely reports' as 'essential homework for getting the most out of COP26'. (Source: https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2021/10/12-timely-reports-as-start-of-cop26-nears/. Retrieved November 5th 2021)