COP26

COP26: Conclusions of the Intercultural Dialogue on Climate Change Delivered

The conclusions of the Intercultural Dialogue between Indigenous Peoples and Abya Yala governments on Climate Change were delivered today by the Fund for the Development of Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC) and the Presidency of COP25,…

Where Does All the CO2 Go?

Pressenza’s correspondent in Glasgow covering the COP26 negotiations, Rick Wayman, sends us this opinion piece on the increasingly relevant subject of Carbon Dioxide Removal. Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) is emerging as a significant pathway to restore the climate, with a…

The Power of Investing in Youth

Inside and outside the “Blue Zone,” where the official COP26 proceedings are taking place, young people have stepped forward to highlight the effects that climate change has had on their lives, their communities, and their vision for the future. While…

UN releases final draft agreement in last stretch of COP26 as new data predicts 2.4°C global temperature rise this century

In the Scottish city of Glasgow, the United Nations climate agency on Wednesday released a draft of the final agreement of the UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP26, which urges countries to set more radical targets for reducing greenhouse…

Mind The Military Emissions Gap

For the past nine days at COP26, governments have been releasing information about what they will do – or will not do, as the case may be – to meet the targets of the Paris Climate Accord. According to a…

Chomsky: what to expect from COP-26

Chomsky, now 92, is the author of several political bestsellers, translated into several languages. His critiques of power and his defence of the autonomy and political action of ordinary people have inspired generations of activists and social organisers. He has…

How the Wealthiest Countries Schemed to Avoid Economic Commitments at COP26

The G20, an exclusive club of mostly wealthy nations, met just before the COP26 in Glasgow and paid little more than lip service to the world’s leading problems, while preserving their own financial dominance. By Sonali Kolhatkar Heads of state…

No empty slogans needed in addressing climate change: China’s UN envoy

Zhang Jun, China’s permanent representative to the United Nations (UN), said on Tuesday that tackling climate change needs firm commitment and continued actions, not empty slogans. Zhang wrote on Twitter that in addressing climate change, what the world doesn’t need…

“Time to say enough is enough”: Guterres at the opening of COP26

“Enough of mistreating biodiversity. No more treating nature like a toilet. Stop burning, drilling and mining deeper. We are digging our own grave,” warned the UN Secretary General as he opened COP26 to leaders of more than 120 nations gathered…

Indigenous People are heading to COP26: “There is no solution to the climate crisis, without us”

Indigenous movement mobilized the largest delegation of Brazilian leaders in the history of the climate conference to put forward the demarcation of indigenous lands as a solution The Articulation of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (Apib), together with all its…

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