U.S. China Climate Talks Remain Tense as COP26 Approaches

U.S. China Climate Talks Remain Tense as COP26 Approaches

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor During White House Climate Envoy John Kerry’s trip to Tianjin on Monday, climate talks with China became tense, sparking fear that full cooperation may not be in the cards heading into the COP26 conference this fall in Glasgow. Kerry hoped to convince the Chinese government that climate change isn’t “day-to-day politics,” […]

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The Bumpy Road to Glasgow

The Bumpy Road to Glasgow

This past week, China and India missed a U.N. deadline to submit fresh plans for cutting their greenhouse gas emissions in time for the global body to include their pledges in a report for governments at this year’s global climate summit. With a mere three months to go until the UN COP26 in Galsgow, hope […]

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EU’s Latest Climate Plan Fit for the Future

EU’s Latest Climate Plan Fit for the Future

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer The European Union just threw down the gauntlet for climate action plans. Policymakers from the 27-nation bloc announced an extremely detailed blueprint for ramping down emissions by the end of the decade. Earlier this year, the EU pledged to cut emissions by 55% from 1990 levels by 2030. Now, […]

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New UN Report Says It’s Crunch Time to Reach Climate Goals

New UN Report Says It’s Crunch Time to Reach Climate Goals

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer UN Climate Change has published the Initial NDC Synthesis Report, which evaluated information from 75 parties to the Paris agreement representing 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions.  The results: “governments are nowhere close to the level of ambition needed to limit climate change to 1.5 degrees and meet the […]

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Interview of the Week: Rt Hon. David Lammy click button

Interview of the Week: Rt Hon. David Lammy

This past week, Our Daily Planet got a chance to sit down with the Right Honorable David Lammy, Member of Parliament for Tottenham, as well as the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Shadow Lord Chancellor in Keir Starmer’s Shadow Cabinet. We were inspired to talk to David after a recent TED Talk he […]

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U.N. Security Council Focuses Climate Risks

U.N. Security Council Focuses Climate Risks

Climate change is the biggest threat facing the world, and yesterday’s United Nations Security Council meeting was focused on the topic. United States climate envoy John Kerry, who participated in the virtual meeting, warned that ignoring the crisis and its threats to global security would mean “marching forward to what is almost tantamount to a mutual suicide pact.” 

Why this Matters: Global food security, poverty rates, and public health are all negatively impacted by climate change. These destabilizing forces are already driving people to migrate and shifting power balances on the international stage.

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