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India, China and finger pointing climate politics (Arti Betigeri, The Interpreter)

Two weeks of negotiations in Glasgow meant that COP26 resulted in a resolution – of sorts. Nations agreed to resume next year with stronger 2030 emissions reduction targets in a global bid to try to alleviate the worst consequences of the climate disaster. It wasn’t the achievement that was hoped for, but it was better than nothing, was the reasoned conclusion by many observers.

India, China and finger pointing climate politics | The Interpreter (lowyinstitute.org)

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Climate Politics

Climate politics: Why the old diplomacy no longer works (John Kampfner, Chatham House)

It is ‘code red for humanity’ declared UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. The world, he exclaimed, is rapidly running out of time. The language on climate change is becoming ever more imperative as successive reports set out the consequences if emissions are not cut significantly – and urgently.

As Chatham House’s recent annual climate risk report points out, the current crop of national commitments is leading the world to heat up by close to three degrees. Temperatures such as those would trigger what scientists call a ‘cascade’ in which one disaster provokes another with ever wider economic, social, and geopolitical consequences.

Climate politics: Why the old diplomacy no longer works | Chatham House – International Affairs Think Tank