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Open newsletter – february 21, 2022

from: Al Jazeera, Asia Times, Corriere della Sera, East Asia Forum, Euractiv, Global Times, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, TASS, The Interpreter, The Strategist  AFGHANISTAN The United Nations children’s agency says it will pay Afghan teachers a monthly stipend for at least two months. Salaries have been unpaid for months as the country plunged into economic crisis due […]

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Could 2022 be a year of hope for climate? (Wolfgang Fengler, Brookings)

The editors of this blog decided we should strike a hopeful note in 2022, so I thought I would write about climate change. I’m not joking. There are obviously reasons to be worried: We are already seeing massive destruction from natural disasters and declines in biodiversity; and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) announced, […]

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The climate conundrum (Dennis J. Snower, Brookings)

The COP26 summit is now over and the question remains, where do we go from here? Although progress has been made—a “big step forward” said U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and perhaps even “a historic achievement” touted COP26 President Alok Sharma—we can now see, with stark clarity, the long road that lies ahead in restoring […]

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Biotech Innovation: The Low-Hanging Fruit They Missed in Glasgow (Val Giddings, ITIF)

Although verdicts vary, and some progress was clearly made, the climate change consensus emerging among scientists post-Glasgow is that the world continues on a path to exceed the threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius identified in Paris in 2015 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. But there is a course, so far too much neglected, that could magnify the tangible progress against carbon emissions everyone […]

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Reeling in a Deal to Save the Ocean (Project-Syndicate)

The ocean covers more than 70% of our planet’s surface, produces half of the oxygen we breathe, feeds billions of people, and provides hundreds of millions of jobs. It also plays a major role in mitigating climate change: over 80% of the global carbon cycle passes through the ocean. But this precious natural resource is […]

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China Is Holding the Planet Hostage (Chris Patten, Project-Syndicate)

The verbal emissions at the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow were understandably extensive but fortunately less environmentally damaging than the energy path on which the world remains set. Governments reached a fragile agreement that still just about keeps in play the 2015 Paris climate agreement’s main target of limiting global warming to 1.5° Celsius […]

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How to ensure the COP26 forest declaration is a success (Alison Hoare, Chatham House)

The Glasgow conference saw a plethora of announcements on forests with the most high-profile being the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use, signed by 133 world leaders who committed to work to halt forest loss and land degradation. How to ensure the COP26 forest declaration is a success | Chatham House – International Affairs Think […]

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Green Business After COP26 (Johan Rockström, Tobias Raffel, Project-Syndicate)

What is next on the global climate agenda? This year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow certainly did not fail, but nor was it much of a success. While world leaders entered into some promising new agreements on targets, global greenhouse-gas emissions so far are not being reduced at the pace we need. […]

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Big climate change job awaits WTO – if it can step up (Mark John, Reuters)

From laying down the law on fossil fuel subsidies to promoting low-carbon supply chains, there is no shortage of ways in which the World Trade Organization could be at the forefront of the global fight against climate change. Analysis: Big climate change job awaits WTO – if it can step up | Reuters

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Can we litigate our way out of a climate catastrophe? (John Letzing, WEF)

A growing number of lawsuits are targeting climate inaction. ‘Systemic’ cases have fundamentally challenged government inertia. Some victories have been notched in the form of orders for stronger commitments. Can climate litigation help prevent a global catastrophe? | World Economic Forum (weforum.org)

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Missing from COP26: Lifestyle choices of middle-class and rich consumers (Homi Kharas, Brookings)

Negotiations at COP26 focused on green technology and finance. Governments pledged money, businesses committed to net-zero production, and ordinary citizens … did nothing! Individual activists made a lot of noise, but there was no systematic effort to organize the change in consumption patterns needed to reach our shared goal of keeping climate warming to less […]

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After Cop26, countries must turn climate promises into action on global shipping (David Kabua, Climate Home News)

Last week all eyes were on Cop26, the global climate conference in Glasgow, and rightly so. After Cop26, countries must turn climate promises into action on global shipping (climatechangenews.com)