Negotiators in Glasgow found some common ground and managed to strike a climate deal after two weeks of intense talks, but the world remains far from limiting warming. Here is a snapshot of the wins and losses at COP26.
A veteran negotiator and former delegation heads reveal the nuances and strategies that have brought success during previous climate talks and may be key to breaking the deadlock to get rich nations to deliver on their climate pledges.
Fourteen of the countries have made a net zero pledge including major emitter UK, as well as climate-vulnerable nations like Fiji and Malawi. Indonesia is the only Asian country with a decarbonisation goal for healthcare.
Andrew Deutz –
Although the biodiversity crisis is intimately linked to the climate one, the financing to address it is woefully inadequate. With a new global biodiversity plan now in the works, the world has an opportunity – and a duty – to start making up for lost time.
Elizabeth Maruma Mrema –
If governments can agree to targets laid out in a new biodiversity framework, our societies, economies and financial system may have a fighting chance at preventing the precipitous decline of the planet’s species and ecosystems.
In the five years since the world came together to conclude the Paris climate agreement, the disastrous effects of global warming have become increasingly evident. Having squandered past opportunities, we now must start making up for lost time.
As the world marks both the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate agreement and the arrival of a more climate-aware US administration, the time has come to get serious about taxing or otherwise imposing a price on carbon.
Zafirah Zein –
We're screwed, claims a government parody ad, as politicians drag their heels on climate change. Taking a shot at the Australian government, the video exposes the absurdity of longstanding political inaction to address the climate crisis and puts out a not-so-subtle call for collective action.
Elga Reyes –
Various female groups and leaders, spearheaded by the UN Women, gathered at the sidelines of the on-going climate conference to highlight the specific consequences of global warming on women, as well as the climate action they can pioneer
Time is running out to implement concrete plans capable of reining in a runaway biodiversity crisis. Government ministers and biodiversity experts are expected to begin negotiations in October over a …