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Next week, the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow will draw hundreds of world leaders to Glasgow to determine the path forward five years after the Paris Climate Agreement (for a primer, read this) as new science underscores the urgency. The conference aims to squeeze countries to strengthen the commitments they’ve made towards securing global net-zero emissions by 2050; urge countries to make more concrete their emissions reductions for this decade; establish a roadmap for resilience and adaptation for frontline communities; boost nature-based solutions; and mobilize climate financing.
For the next two weeks, COP26 will be ground zero for intense negotiations implicating geopolitical dynamics. It will be a forum for an urgent climate policy debate. But if you aren’t heading to Glasgow, fret not, World War Zero and ODP will be bringing you all the most essential news as it happens, including interviews from delegates and activists on the ground. With boots-on-the-ground reporting from climate activist and organizer Kyle Lemle, you can look forward to exclusive videos, debriefs, and more.
Tune in Tuesday morning for coverage of day one at COP26.
By WW0 Staff For the United States, the post-Trump, pre-COP26 road to Glasgow has been paved with ambition and humility. In a major speech, the President’s Envoy, John Kerry, previewed the results of his climate diplomacy before heading into two weeks of intense deliberations of world leaders. Speaking at the London School of Economics — […]
By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor In a report released last week, the Department of Defense (DOD) confirmed that existing risks and security challenges in the US are being made worse due to “increasing temperatures; changing precipitation patterns; and more frequent, intense, and unpredictable extreme weather conditions caused by climate change. Now, the Pentagon is […]
By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor With less than one week left until COP26, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has moved his government to the left on climate change, committing for the first time to a net zero target by 2050, but questions remain about the details and many remain frustrated by Morrison’s refusal to […]
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