“After 30 years, governments finally had the guts to talk openly about the problem of fossil fuel dependence at COP26, but failed to encode a bold solution in their final outcomes.”
”Continued failure to treat climate change as the crisis it is, will condemn current and future generations to a world of untold suffering and harm. Instead, world leaders should heed young people’s urgent calls to protect their futures.”
Incremental progress is not good enough. What we need is concrete commitments to fight the climate emergency. This includes a rapid phase out of all fossil fuels through a just energy transition and revisions of national climate targets in line with the 1.5C goal.
After two weeks of negotiations COP26 comes to a close. Our experts respond to the outcomes and highlight some of the important progress that happened outside the negotiating rooms.
One day before world leaders meet to discuss the energy transition at the United Nations High Level Dialogue on Energy, more than 200 civil society organizations (CSOs) from over 40 countries have released a statement calling on world leaders to end international public finance for coal, oil and gas.
The British Government, as hosts of COP26, had an opportunity to show real climate leadership and start a just transition away from fossil fuels. But they just offered over 100 drilling licenses
The COP26 bureau and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change have announced the postponement of the Bonn intersessional and COP26 climate negotiations to 2021.
Activists deployed a 3-meter-tall balloon depicting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe emerging from a bucket of coal to protest the Japanese government’s continued support for new coal-fired power projects.
Affirming that “science is not negotiable” in the halls of a UN conference center and acting on that fact in one’s own policy decisions can be two different things. What counts for the climate is action to manage a rapid and just transition off of fossil fuels.
The COP21 climate negotiations in Paris opened on Monday with a flurry of activity, speeches, and announcements from some 150 world leaders gathered to kick things off. It’s hard to come away from a day like yesterday without feeling a tinge of hope continuing…that is, until the real negotiations begin. While many impressed with their calls for action … Read More