Tag: COP26

The Global Climate Crisis Is the New Frontier of Justice

The Global Climate Crisis Is the New Frontier of Justice

These past two years have made the international community finally realize that complex global challenges and crises will not go away easily and are likely to become the norm rather than the exception in this turbulent 21st century. First, the COVID-19 pandemic is obviously far from over....

Our Green Future: Is It All About the Money?

Our Green Future: Is It All About the Money?

Take a look at the suited people at COP26. Some look inquisitively around as the bill is slipped across the table to them. Others pull out the inside of their empty pockets and shrug their shoulders. Some recall past promises and claim they are still owed money. Others point to someone else’s...

Did COP26 Deliver for the Planet?

Did COP26 Deliver for the Planet?

The Glasgow Climate Pact aims to reduce the worst impacts of climate change. Countries agreed to reduce the use of coal that is responsible for 40% of annual carbon dioxide emissions. But many believe that COP26 did not go far enough.

When It Comes to Climate Change, Promises Matter

When It Comes to Climate Change, Promises Matter

In life, we generally believe that words matter and that they are important. We also think promises and pledges expressed in words and made in public are really important. They show our intentions and commitment to people who matter to us. And that actions speak louder than words. Fiji’s...

Climate Change Is Not Somebody Else’s Problem

Climate Change Is Not Somebody Else’s Problem

There is an astonishing statistic in a Pew research study released in 2020 on perceptions of how different countries handled COVID-19. Only 15% of people in a dozen countries around the world thought the United States was doing a good job of addressing the pandemic. That sharply contrasted with...

Fiji’s Women Are Living the Reality of Climate Change

Fiji’s Women Are Living the Reality of Climate Change

On November 6, Brianna Fruean and other Pacific Islands representatives marched in Glasgow as all eyes are on the United Kingdom for the COP26 climate change summit happening this month. The chilly streets of Scotland and its winter are so far removed from the reality of the Pacific that we, in...

The Uncomfortable Presence of US Politicians at COP26

The Uncomfortable Presence of US Politicians at COP26

Senior editor David Knowles has been covering the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, for Yahoo News. He appears to be on a mission to celebrate the commitment of the US to lead the world in the noble goal of solving the climate crisis. His chief weapon is tossing softball questions to...

COP26: Can People Power Save the World?

COP26: Can People Power Save the World?

COP26! That is how many times the UN has assembled world leaders for the Conference of the Parties summit to try to tackle the climate crisis. But at the same time, the United States is producing more oil and natural gas than ever. The amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere and global...

The Climate Around Climate Is Far From Sunny

The Climate Around Climate Is Far From Sunny

In a column published by The Guardian concurrently with the Conference of the Parties (COP26) summit in Glasgow, the president of Malawi, Lazarus Chakwera, is left wondering what it means when people who speak with a voice of moral authority stand up to call for urgent action by others. In the...

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