Back to work ?

by | 25 Aug 2021 | Climate – Environment

I am not sure that the publication, in the middle of the summer, of the first part of the sixth report of the IPCC, had the media coverage it deserved. Even if it has been abundantly illustrated by disasters of all kinds (floods in Germany and Belgium, forest fires everywhere …)

And it is not the back to work days of political ecology – which were held from August 19 to 21 in Poitiers, middle of France- which gave it more echoes: between the activities in “chosen mix”, devoted to the “empouvoirement” of women, and the conference “Deconstructing the patriarchal colonization of imaginaries”our green friends continue to play the useful idiots of those, they are many I promise you, who do not intend to deal with the subject of the climate.

Well, for those who are not discouraged by all this, four events to follow at the start of the school year:

  • The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) World Conservation Congress will (finally!) take place from September 3 to 11 in Marseille. One of the themes of the Congress relates very directly to our subjects: “Optimizing economic and financial systems for sustainability”.
  • The fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (the other Rio Convention) will be held in Kunming, China, from October 11 to 24. It will look at the progress and results of the implementation of the 2011-2020 Strategic Plan for Biodiversity. It is also expected that the final decision on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework will be taken there, along with decisions on related topics, including capacity building and resource mobilization.
  • The 7th edition of Climate Finance Day, organized under the aegis of Finance for Tomorrow / Paris Europlace will take place on October 26 at the Palais Brongniart. The theme this year: “Sustainable finance: it’s time for a real impact”… Vast subject!
  • The 26th Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the Convention on Climate Change will be held in Glasgow from November 1 to 12, under the British presidency, in partnership with Italy. Under the Paris agreement, the countries pledged to meet again every five years and to step up their carbon reduction ambitions. This is the big stake for Glasgow, with the United States returning to climate commitments.

And a good back to work to everyone !

Iconography: Summer in Dauphiné (personal collection, thank you Christophe!)