COP26 – The Role of Finance

Environmental activists (and I count myself in that number) could argue that we should take whatever action is necessary to safeguard the climate, biodiversity and, ultimately, the human race regardless of the cost.  Most countries managed to find staggering amounts of money to deal with Covid-19, a more rapid but overall much less serious emergency … Continue reading COP26 – The Role of Finance

COP26 – The Role of China

China is the single largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, surpassing even the resource intensive economy of the United States.  With this tag comes some responsibility to take action to reduce emissions so this post is about China’s role in our efforts to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and avoid the worst … Continue reading COP26 – The Role of China

COP26 – The Approach to Glasgow

The Paris Agreement was the outcome of COP21 in Paris.  This was a promise made by all the Parties to the Convention (the UN FCCC) to slow down their emissions of greenhouse gases.  The more economically developed countries set targets to reduce emissions and the less developed countries agreed to reduce the rate at which … Continue reading COP26 – The Approach to Glasgow

COP26 – One Year Late

In this series of blog posts, we are talking about the imminent 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.  This is more commonly known as COP26. These conferences of the parties or “COPs” generally happen every year.  COP25, should have been held in Chile in December 2019.  Due to … Continue reading COP26 – One Year Late

COP26 – Background

This second post in the COP26 series comprises some recent history, along with some challenging organisational names and acronyms! I will begin with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, sometimes known as the UN FCCC.  The UN FCCC is a United Nations treaty that has, as its ultimate aim, preventing dangerous human interference … Continue reading COP26 – Background

COP26 – An Introduction

The 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UN FCCC) will take place in Glasgow between 31 October and 12 November this year.  This sounds like something that will only interest climate geeks and policy wonks!  But please do not just move on, because this is important for all … Continue reading COP26 – An Introduction