COVID-19 Cannot Delay Climate Action

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 is Unfit to Lead on COVID-19 and Climate

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.

Protestors Kicked Out, Debadged at COP25 while Conference Welcomes Big Polluters

Discontent over the direction of this year’s UN Climate Conference (COP25) in Madrid came to a head on December 11 when hundreds of protesters interrupted the negotiations. The protesters, frustrated with the slow pace of the negotiations, demanded rich, industrialized nations provide finance for communities vulnerable to the worst effects of climate change, as key decisions around loss and damage and global carbon markets are expected in the coming days.

U.S. Impending Withdrawal Casts Shadow over COP25

The impending exit of the United States marks one of the darkest moments in the history of climate governance and could help deflate any momentum coming out of this year’s climate conference (COP25) in Madrid. But the presence of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other U.S. Democratic lawmakers at the outset of the conference shows the U.S. is not of one mind.

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