"We need reliable and concrete plans for a carbon neutral future"
COP26 in Glasgow: Interview with atmospheric researcher Prof. Astrid Kiendler-Scharr
Jülich, 25 October 2021 – The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties – COP26 for short – will begin in Glasgow on 31 October 2021. This year’s climate summit will focus on accelerating action towards reducing carbon dioxide (CO2), limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees, and achieving the other goals of the Paris Agreement. Negotiations will be based on the latest Assessment Report issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Jülich climate researcher Prof. Astrid Kiendler-Scharr is lead author of the chapter in the Report on short-lived climate forcers. In an interview the scientist, director at Jülich’s Institute of Energy and Climate Research – Troposphere, and Chairwoman of the Board of the German Climate Consortium (DKK) talks about the consequences of global warming, potential measures to reduce climate forcers, and her expectations for COP26.