The UN SG says 2021 is a “make or break year” to confront the global climate emergency. In BiH, ahead of COP26, the UN is mobilizing support for climate action.
Climate change is intensifying a range of existing hazards and affecting activities associated with livelihoods, infrastructure and economic activity. The economic implications, coupled with the risk of significant climate change, require that all countries make bold pledges under the Paris Agreement to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gases (GHG) that cause global warming.
The United Kingdom, in partnership with Italy, will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 1 – 12 November 2021. The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina soon will adopt the National Determined Contributions (NDCs) where mitigation goal is raised to 12,8%GHG emission reduction till 2030, comparing to 2014, which is almost 40% reduction comparing to 1990. The country will finalize in 2021, the updated Climate Change Adaptation and Low Emission Development Strategy and Fourth National Communication and Third Biennial Update Report will be finalized.
Throughout 2021, a series of events and activities are organized to engage citizens, communities, the civil society, local governments, the private sector, authorities around the need to take urgent action on climate change in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The United Nations, under the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator, and with the technical lead of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), partners with the United Kingdom, Italy, France, and Sweden, and with the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Ministry of Spatial Planning, Civil Engineering and Ecology of Republika Srpska, and the Federal Ministry of Environment and Tourism.
The Calendar is hosted by UNDP Bosnia and Herzegovina here and will be updated on a regular basis, with details corresponding to each announced event.
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