Ricardo and COP26

Ricardo and COP26

Ricardo and COP26 


This November the UK is hosting COP26, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties in Glasgow. At this landmark event, heads of state, climate experts and campaigners all come together to agree coordinated action to urgently tackle climate change.

Supporting countries with climate commitments

Ricardo supports countries looking to implement their climate commitments under the Paris Agreement - Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) - including the development of NDC implementation plans, sectoral action plans (e.g. for power, transport, industry etc.), National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and climate investment plans to enable countries to raise finance from public and private sources. 

Our multidisciplinary teams have delivered a range of climate change projects throughout the world and the map below highlights a selection of these projects:

If the map is too small on your mobile device you can also view it in full screen here.

On the sections below you will find our support for COP26 including speaking engagements, news, highlights and announcements.

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The latest from Ricardo on COP26

Can't open the links below? View the full list of COP26 activities and resources here.

Speaking engagements

Watch Ricardo's experts speak on a number of topics at this year's COP26. View the table below for more information.  

Date Location Organiser Title Ricardo expert Example of Ricardo work
Sat 6 Nov University of Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Shaping the future of shipping Colin McNaught Read about our work in portsshipping and alternative fuels such as hydrogen
Mon 8 Nov
Turkey Pavilion
and virtual
Ricardo Financing climate mitigation in Turkey Florianne de Boer
Marianna Budaragina
James Harries
Read more about our climate change work
Tues 9 Nov Glasgow Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB Hub) COP26 Catalyst For Climate Action Day | 3rd Capacity-building Hub James Harries
(event facilitator)
Read more about our climate change work
Wed 10 Nov
14:00 - 15:00
NDC Partnership COP26 Pavilion, Hall 4 NDC Partnership
Success story on NDC CAEP Initiative: the case of Palestine NDC implementation
Mahmoud Abu-Ebid,
Richard Smithers
Read more about our climate change work
11 Nov
13:00 -15:30
Online The National Physical Laboratory (NPL), its Postgraduate Institute for Measurement Science, the Universities of Bristol, Edinburgh and Royal Holloway What role does measurement play in climate action? John Watterson Read more about our climate change work

In addition to the above, Olivia Carpenter Lomax will be supporting the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on Wednesday 10 November and will post regular updates throughout the day on via @TheIET's Instagram Stories.

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Free resources to download

Below you will find a selection of relevant resources to download, all of which are hosted in our download pages:

Buoying up ambitions for decarbonisation: The future of the shipping sector
In this white paper, we examine some of the uncertainties and barriers to decarbonising shipping, and show how Ricardo can help steer the sector into calmer waters. Download the shipping decarbonisation whitepaper.

Net zero support
As we look to COP and limiting the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees and decarbonising the planet, many organisations are setting their own targets to reach net zero carbon emissions.
While COP focuses on the climate commitments of governments around the world, it will be critical for the private sector to take action too. To help with this, we've developed the following resources with advice and information on how businesses in the private sector can decarbonise:

For a more extensive list, visit our net zero resources page.

Zero balancing
An extract from the latest Ricardo quarterly magazine, RQ. In this article, Mike Bell, Ricardo’s Group Strategy and Transformation Director, introduces COP26 and explains how its priorities resonate with Ricardo’s vision. We also explore UK and overseas climate change initiatives in which Ricardo has been involved and look at new energy management technologies helping towards net zero emissions. Read the article.

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