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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 that the nations of the world can reach agreement on key climate goals is waning.
This is all happening as the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report is set to be released this Monday August 9th, and will serve as the scientific foundation for COP26. The report is expected to underscore more profoundly than ever before just how urgent it is for the world to agree to aggressive emissions reductions. We’ll have more coverage of that on Monday, but in the meantime, here are five things to watch for in the upcoming report.
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 — […]
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 […]
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 […]
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