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1.  COP26: lest we forget  

2022-01-12


The Ecologist
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2.  UN Climate Agreement Is Reached, But Crucial Issues Remain Unresolved  

2021-11-13


Yale E360
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The Glasgow climate conference reached a successful conclusion on Saturday, with almost 200 nations signing up unanimously to the Glasgow Climate Pact. The diplomatic success was palpable, but climatically the outcome was more ambiguous, with no new moves in the final hours to bridge the gap betwee...

3.  Lessons from COP26  

2021-12-03


The Ecologist
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4.  Why COP26 Flopped  

2021-12-01


In These Times
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Western observers want to blame India for the failure of the UN climate talks. Not so fast.

5.  Climate Action Pretense At COP26  

2021-11-18


Popular Resistance
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The 26th Conference of the Parties, COP26, climate summit ended with its president fighting back tears. Alok Sharma came to Glasgow, Scotland hoping for an agreement to end the extraction of coal. Instead he said this, “I apologize for the way this process has unfolded. I am deeply sorry.” The internationa...

6.  The COP26 Deal Was Another Betrayal of Climate Justice  

2021-11-18


Jacobin Magazine
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When the final gavel went down on COP26, the British government minister Alok Sharma had tears in his eyes. “I apologize for the way this process has unfolded and I am deeply sorry,” he said. Sharma was right to apologize, even if he gave the wrong reasons for it. The Glasgow Climate Change Conferenc...

7.  In a Stark Letter, and In Person, Researchers Urge World Leaders at COP26 to Finally Act on Science  

2021-11-13


Inside Climate News
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GLASGOW—As COP26 delegates went into overtime Friday night, shaping the language of their final climate communiques into something all 197 countries could agree on, scientists from around the world issued their latest, and perhaps starkest warning.  “We, climate scientists, stress that immediate, strong...

8.  2.4 Degrees Is A Disaster – But COP Won’t Stop It  

2021-11-14


Popular Resistance
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Regardless of the outcome of COP26, one inevitability is that the rich and powerful celebrate whatever the conference produces as vital progress. Only a disaster on the level of COP15 in Copenhagen might put a stop to the self-congratulatory triumphalism. Already, though, most observing the negotiation...

9.  COP Is Dead. Long Live the Movement!  

2021-11-12


Common Dreams
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The next two COPs are in oil producing countries. Unbelievable!

10.  200+ Global Scientists Urge Immediate Large-Scale Action to Limit Global Warming  

2021-11-11


Truth Out
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The scientists point to a “rapidly shrinking” carbon budget to limit warming over the century to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

11.  Walkout: Outraged by New COP26 Pact, Civil Society Holds People's Plenary & Leaves Climate Summit  

2021-11-12


Democracy Now!
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As the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow concludes, all of Civil Society 700 members, walked out on Friday in response to late decisions made by negotiators to severely weaken commitments in the final agreement.

12.  Frustrations over voices unrepresented in formal COP26 talks  

2021-11-09


Yale Universities Climate Connections
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An NGO representative expresses the perspectives of many observers present at - yet also excluded from - substantive talks in Glasgow. The post Frustrations over voices unrepresented in formal COP26 talks appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

13.  So Many are Shut Out of COP26  

2021-11-05


The Ecologist
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Activists are shut out, but billionaires are allowed in.

14.  Empty, Toothless Pledges To End Deforestation By 2030 At COP26  

2021-11-07


Popular Resistance
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In his speech at COP26 on November 2, British prime minister Boris Johnson announced that more than 100 countries had joined the Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use, which seeks to halt and reverse the alarming levels of global deforestation by 2030. The declaration also emphasizes the nee...

15.  More Than 100,000 Take to Streets on Global Day of Action for Climate Justice  

2021-11-06


Common Dreams
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Over 100,000 people marched through Glasgow yesterday.

16.  Missing From the Climate Talks: Corporate Powers to Sue Governments That Limit Pollution  

2021-11-06


Common Dreams
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Allowing extractive industries to file expensive lawsuits over environmental regulations could undermine whatever agreements might be reached at COP26 in Glasgow.

17.  Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley: 2 Degrees of Global Warming Is “Death Sentence” for Millions  

2021-11-05


Democracy Now!
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A great talk by the Prime Minister of Barbados. She was one of the first speakers. Pointed out fixing climate change is cheap compared to the Quantatative Easing they have been doing.

18.  'Welcome Progress': 20+ Nations Vow to End Funding for Overseas Fossil Fuel Projects  

2021-11-04


Common Dreams
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“This public money needs to be urgently redirected into a just energy transition.”

19.  Meet the Climate Lawyer Who Helped Write 2015 Paris Agreement & Superglued Herself at Shell's U.K. HQ  

2021-11-04


Democracy Now!
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We speak to Farhana Yamin, one of the most prominent climate lawyers in Britain, who has been deeply involved in international climate negotiations for decades, including the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement, and has also engaged in direct action to effect change. Yamin is currently working with the Climat...

20.  Dinosaur Warns Nations Are “Driving Themselves to Extinction” with Billions in Fossil Fuel Subsidies  

2021-11-02


Democracy Now!
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A new ad released by the United Nations Development Program shows a computer-generated dinosaur speaking in the U.N. General Assembly hall, warning diplomats that “going extinct is a bad thing” and calling for an end to fossil fuel subsidies. The dinosaur is voiced by Jack Black.

21.  🧊 “I Melt With You” Edition  

2021-11-02


Counterpoint
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“Boris Johnson opened the 26th UN Climate Conference in Glasgow on Monday. The event once again represents ‘the last best hope’ for world leaders to save the planet from climate change. President Biden arrived in an 85-car motorcade, called the climate an existential threat and apologized for the U.S...

22.  Many Voices from Global South Shut Out of U.N. Climate Summit as Vaccine Apartheid Limits Travel to U.K.  

2021-11-01


Democracy Now!
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This year's U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow may be the whitest and most privileged one ever, with thousands from the Global South unable to attend because of lack of access to COVID-19 vaccines and travel restrictions. The global inequity in vaccine access mirrors the disproportionate impac...

23.  Protests at COP26 Climate Summit Call on U.K. to Block Massive Cambo Oil Field Off Scotland's Coast  

2021-11-01


Democracy Now!
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As the U.K. government tries to claim the mantle of climate leadership at the U.N. Climate Change Conference, we speak with Mary Church, head of campaigns at Friends of the Earth Scotland. She describes how activists are calling on U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson to block the development of the gian...

24.  First Thing: Poor countries at Cop26 concerned by limited climate progress  

2021-11-01


The Guardian
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Leaders say they hoped for more from G20 talks in Rome and chances of staying below 1.5C are fading. Plus, how to cure our addiction to trashDon’t already get First Thing in your inbox? Sign up hereGood morning.Leaders representing more than 1 billion of the people most at risk from the climate crisi...

25.  COP26: Goals, who’s going, and why it matters  

2021-11-01


Grist
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What’s a COP? Who’ll be there? Can I stream it? Read on to find out.