Environmental Activists Call for COP26 to be Delayed Due to COVID-19 and Inequity

Environmental Activists Call for COP26 to be Delayed Due to COVID-19 and Inequity

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor On Tuesday, environmental activists worldwide called for the  UN Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow to be postponed once again, citing the continuing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential inequity it will create in climate talks. British officials and other government leaders say that the November summit must […]

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G7 Environment Ministers Issue Bold and Broad Declaration Ahead of Leaders Meeting

G7 Environment Ministers Issue Bold and Broad Declaration Ahead of Leaders Meeting

On Friday, the G7 Environment Ministers issued a long and detailed statement that was loaded with promises and high ambition.  The most headline-grabbing of the pledges was around the decision to end direct financial support for new coal-fired plants in developing countries going forward.

Why This Matters:  Parts of the communique seemed directed toward the Chinese (not a G7 member).  Special Envoy Kerry immediately called on the G20 countries to agree to the same pledges.

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