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This work programme outlines the objectives and strategic approach of the High-Level Champions and the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action for 2020–2021.

We sincerely hope this letter finds you safe and healthy. With the COVID-19 pandemic, we are facing an incredible challenge that touches each and every one with us. We must do all that we can to look after ourselves, family members and our communities first and foremost.

COP 24 requested the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) within its existing mandate and work plan, and the Adaptation Committee (AC) through its task force on national adaptation plans (NAPs) and within its existing mandate and work plan, to consider gaps and needs related to the process to formulate and implement NAPs that have been i

Escalating global warming is threatening the very existence of life on our planet and must be contained. The 2015 Paris Agreement sets an absolute upper limit of 2°C on increase in global mean temperature by the end of this century. It also calls for ample efforts to limit the warming to a less risky 1.5°C.

A 2018 IPCC report titled Global warming of 1.5°C has estimated the amount of CO2 the world can emit to stay below 1.5°C global warming over pre-industrial levels. The world had already emitted about 2,200 Gt of CO2 from the dawn of the industrial revolution till 2017.

The world emitted 37 Gt of CO2 in 2018. If we include other greenhouse gases (GHGs) such as methane, it emitted more than 53 Gt of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) in the same year.

Carbon markets are dealt with under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. Two important parts of Article 6 are: o Article 6.2—Internationally Transferred Mitigation Outcomes o Article 6.4—Sustainable Development Mechanism.

The world is facing an existential threat. But it is also clear that without equity, ambition is not possible. The ongoing CoP25 must not duck this question any further says Centre for Science and Environment in its new position paper "COP 25: What the world must do"

The 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Madrid, Spain, this December will be a turning point for global action towards the Paris Agreement. COP25 must build on the political momentum generated by the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit held on 23 September in New York.