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COP26 Catalyst for Climate Action: Action recommendations for capacity building

COP26 Catalyst for Climate Action is a framework initiated by the UK COP26 Presidency and convened by Wilton Park, which brings together key stakeholders on capacity building in support of the Paris Agreement to discuss challenges and to catalyse action in four key thematic areas.

In addition to regular meetings of Action Groups comprising technical experts and partner countries, a series of regional and global conversations were hosted to better understand the capacity-building challenges faced by developing countries as they prepare to implement the Paris Agreement. 

These conversations brought together key stakeholders on capacity building for:

- access to finance,

- participation in carbon markets,

- action on adaptation, and

- transparency and reporting.

The Action Recommendations provided for download on the right margin of this webpage communicate the key priorities for action in each of these areas, as identified by the Action Group members as well as by hundreds of stakeholders consulted during 2021. At the time of launch, they have been endorsed by organisations and countries involved in developing them – further countries and organisations are invited to endorse them, and they will be updated also after the end of COP26 with additional endorsements.

In addition, the so-called COP26 Catalyst Call to Action was launched at COP26 which puts together some of the common themes from the Recommendations produced by the four Action Groups. The Call to Action comprises four recommendations for transforming and making capacity building more effective in order to meet the urgency and ambition of the Paris Agreement. The Call to Action is provided for download on the right margin of this webpage.

Please find more information on the initiative and the latest versions of the recommendations and the call to action on the COP26 Catalyst website.