Global civil society platform CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) will be participating in the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as Conference of Parties or COP26, to be held 31 October – 12 November 2021 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Gathering United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) member countries, COP26 is a summit where world leaders, tens of thousands of negotiators, the private sector, and citizens seek to reach agreements on tackling climate change.
CPDE aims to bring civil society voices to the event, especially around a climate finance agenda anchored in development effectiveness principles and the human rights-based approach.
The platform incorporated the climate finance agenda as part of its main advocacy arenas, under the objective of promoting the development effectiveness agenda in financing climate actions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A Task Force composed by member organisations works with interested civil society organisation (CSO) allies to articulate the linkages between effective development cooperation (EDC) and climate finance from a civil society perspective.
CPDE’s first engagement at COP took place during COP25 in Madrid, 2019, where CPDE held a study conference attended by regional and sectoral representatives towards an initial scoping and policy positioning on climate finance and EDC interlinkages.
The CPDE delegation to COP26 consists of CPDE Co-Chair Beverly Longid, Capacity Development Coordinator Glenis Balangue, Policy and Membership Coordinator Josefina Villegas, Steering Committee member Jennifer del Rosario-Malonzo, and Climate Finance Task Force representative Ivan Phell Enrile.