This is the last COP before the Paris Agreement kicks into force next year. But even after a week of negotiations, not much headway has been made.
The emissions of the most polluting countries are actually on the rise, while the given carbon budget is depleting.
A Green New Deal in the West is not going to be sufficient if this deal does not include trillions of dollars into the UN’s Green Climate Fund and the transfer of technology as a social practice and not for profit.
The members of the EU were urged to commit to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The European parliament also voted for a target of curbing greenhouse emission by 55% by 2030
Academic freedom in research spaces, the protection of the country’s biodiversity and Brazil’s role in the global struggle against climate change are among the key areas where a Bolsonaro government may have a disastrous impact, scientists fear.