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.
Even as half a million protesters demonstrate outside, UN climate summit negotiators inside Madrid’s COP25 seem blind to the urgency of the climate crisis. Instead of making effective progress, the rules they’re shaping to carry out the Paris Agreement’s Article 6 could worsen carbon emissions, not staunch them, warn observers.
Dirk Messner and Nick Nuttall –
The Covid-19 pandemic underlines the fact that we are all in this together: no country is immune from major global threats. And the same solidarity between countries and peoples is needed to address the even greater risk of climate change.
Angela Valenzuela and Luisa Naubauer Greta Thunberg –
After more than a year of grim scientific projections and growing activism, world leaders and the public alike are increasingly recognising the severity and urgency of the climate crisis. And yet nothing has been done.
Farhana Haque Rahman –
This year's climate conference was expected to be a Blue COP, with a focus on oceans and greater aid to nations most vulnerable to rising sea levels. But with COP25 in jeopardy after Chile's withdrawal, will the voices of Pacific Islanders be heard?
Recently at the United Nations, Greta Thunberg berated world leaders for not doing enough to address the climate crisis. Will world leaders change their ways by the Glasgow climate conference next year? Frank Rijsberman of the Global Green Growth Institute shares his reflections on this year's UN Climate Summit.
Decisions the world's politicians make about carbon emissions over the next 18 months are critical for the survival of life on earth, climate scientists say—and Asia could be where the climate fight is won or lost.
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