President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump in the U.S. elections will usher in a new era of climate diplomacy. When he assumes office, Biden has pledged that the U.S. will re-enter the Paris Agreement, issue a slew of bold executive actions on climate and host a summit […]
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has promised to redefine the role of the United States as a global climate leader if elected on November 3. Standing in stark contrast to President Donald Trump, Biden has committed to rejoining the Paris Agreement and working with other nations to reduce […]
In a promising win for environmental justice and human rights, Argentina’s Chamber of Deputies voted to ratify the Escazú Agreement on September 25. Argentina became the tenth country to ratify the region’s first environmental treaty, one shy of the 11 needed for it to come into force. This […]
El Salvador has been under the spotlight in recent months, with President Nayib Bukele sparking international outcry over his aggressive response to the COVID-19 pandemic and numerous attempts to subvert democracy. Bukele has shown a disdain for human rights, jailing thousands for violating quarantine orders and implementing a […]
New Zealand submitted its updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement this April, joining a handful of nations that have done so. The nation maintains the same commitment to the 2030 climate targets set forth in its original NDC, but holds off on more ambitious targets until it receives advice from its newly established Climate Change Commission.
Since its first case was confirmed on March 6, Costa Rica has worked to aggressively contain the spread of COVID-19 with a public mindset that has also shaped the Central American nation’s approach to climate change.
Chile released its updated climate pledge on April 9, charting a path to greenhouse gas neutrality at a time when urgent action is needed. By setting an early peak emissions target and proposing a date for greenhouse neutrality, Chile’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) represents a major upgrade from the nation’s previous commitments.
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended all of our lives in unprecedented ways around the world. We talked to many of our colleagues in the climate community about the actions their governments are taking, the parallels between their government’s handling of COVID-19 and the climate crisis and the effect the pandemic has had on their personal lives.
This year’s annual United Nations climate conference (COP26) was officially postponed until 2021, a decision made on April 1 by the COP Bureau of the UNFCCC, in consultation with the United Kingdom and Italy, due to concerns over the coronavirus. The conference was originally scheduled to take place from November 9 to 19 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Bolsonaro’s alarming response to the COVID-19 pandemic in many ways parallels the ultra-right leader’s handling of the climate crisis. By refusing to listen to experts in the scientific community and take aggressive action to mitigate the impact, as well as his prioritizing short-term economic growth over everything else, he has proven himself unfit to lead.