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Glasgow Climate Conference


Phase-down vs phase-out at COP: Bhupender Yadav stresses ‘national circumstances’

November 24, 2021 11:13 am

Explaining the reasons for India’s intervention to get the term "phase-out" of coal changed to "phase-down" in the final agreement of the Glasgow climate conference, Yadav said India was only speaking on behalf of the developing countries, and pointed out that the amendment was approved by consensus.

India’s last-minute coal defense at COP26 hid role of China, US

November 15, 2021 5:01 pm

Experts following the negotiations closely pushed back on the idea that India should be seen as responsible for the late change to the agreement, which must be produced by consensus.

Explained: What COP26 achieved, didn’t

November 16, 2021 7:30 am

The Glasgow climate meeting has ended with a pact weaker than many had hoped for. Among its successes, a global pledge to reduce methane emissions, and resolution of the carbon market deadlock.

Countries adopt Glasgow Climate Pact after India, China force amendment on coal reference

November 15, 2021 1:13 am

“This is just a very small step forward. The pace is extremely slow. We are moving in inches when we need to gallop in miles,” said Harjeet Singh, senior advisor with Climate Action Network International, a large group of NGOs working in climate space.

Saudi Arabia denies playing climate saboteur at Glasgow

November 11, 2021 10:10 pm

Saudi Arabia’s participation in climate talks itself can seem incongruous — a kingdom that has become wealthy and powerful because of oil.

Climate finance isn't charity, says Bhupender Yadav at COP26

November 11, 2021 1:17 pm

India recently announced it would stop adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere by 2070, two decades after the "net zero" target set by the U.S. and 10 years after that of China.

Define adaptation goal, deliver on pre-2020 promises: BASIC countries

November 11, 2021 7:18 am

“… developed countries must… initiate, at COP26, deliberations on a formal, transparent and open process for setting a new collective quantified goal on finance under the Paris Agreement…,” a statement from the BASIC countries said.

World on track for 2.4C of global warming after latest pledges - analysts

November 09, 2021 7:50 pm

The research coalition Climate Action Tracker (CAT) said the promises by countries attending the conference to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 would still allow the Earth to heat up far beyond the United Nations target by 2100.

Obama appeals to young activists to stay in climate fight

November 09, 2021 4:52 pm

The former US president, one of the leaders responsible for the 2015 Paris climate accord, came to the climate talks in Glasgow, wielding his cross-generational appeal to urge climate activists to stay in the fight.

Obama urging governments to action at UN climate summit

November 08, 2021 8:42 pm

Obama noted efforts by the United States — the world's second-worst climate polluter now after China — stalled when Trump pulled out of the climate accord.