This year’s annual UN climate conference, COP25 in Madrid, became the longest on record after it concluded after lunch on Sunday, following more than two weeks of fraught negotiations. It had been scheduled to wrap up on Friday.
Manish Bapna –
As one of the world's largest economies, China has a major role in enhancing global trade and fighting climate change. To do this, the country has to work on making its supply chains more environmentally and socially sustainable, writes WRI's Manish Bapna.
Rémy Rioux –
Political leaders in Russia, Brazil, the United States, and elsewhere are advancing unabashedly nationalist, nostalgia-tinged agendas in order to oppose any attempts to promote joint global governance. In doing so, they are promoting a subtle theory of withdrawal—including at the very center of development policy.
Small island states such as Fiji and Jamaica are using innovative approaches to tackle the existential threat posed by climate change. Developed countries must do more to help them and other islands—including by leading the global effort to mobilise climate finance.