Who was missing at COP26 and why it’s a problem

Sustainable Cities winner: Net-zero Transition Photobioreactor, by Simone Tramonte, taken in Reykjanesbær, Iceland. A photobioreactor at Algalif’s facilities in Reykjanesbaer, Iceland, produces sustainable astaxanthin using clean geothermal energy. Featured at The New York Times Climate Hub, Glasgow (2021). by Layla MartinMonday, December 13, 2021 I attended the United Nations Climate Conference (COP26) this November in … Read more

the missed meetings of COP26

COP26 President Alok Sharma, November 14, London. DANIEL LEAL / AFP Editorial of the “World”. Knowing how to greet simple steps when the urgency of the situation requires giant leaps requires a certain magnanimity – especially when these steps are taken at the rate of two forward, one backward. Alok Sharma, the president of the … Read more

COP26, commemoration of November 13, confinement in Austria… The five things to remember from the weekend

Did you pick up the news? We have summarized the main information from the last two days for you. The COP26 gives birth to a mixed agreement Alok Sharma (right), president of COP26, delivers his conclusions after two weeks of negotiations, in Glasgow (Scotland), on November 13, 2021. PAUL ELLIS / AFP The 26e The … Read more

COP26. Final agreement approved at the climate summit

The last-minute change was proposed by India which softens the call to end the use of coal. The proposal was made by the Indian Environment Minister, Bhupender Yadav, who at the closing plenary asked to change the wording of a paragraph defending the progressive end of the use of coal for energy production without measures … Read more

Leonardo DiCaprio produced documentary about Pedrogão’s fires

“From Devil”s Breath” (in free translation, “From the Devil’s Breath”) is the name of the documentary that Leonardo DiCaprio produced about the 2017 fires in Pedrógão Grande. “, addresses climate change focusing on the tragedy that happened four years ago. It will be shown in two sessions at the 26th United Nations climate summit (COP26), … Read more

“Ignite red signals”. Draft COP26 Final Declaration published

The draft Glasgow declaration calls on countries to “revisit and strengthen the 2030 targets in their determined national contributions, which is needed to align with the end-2022 temperature target of the Paris Agreement”. It is draft, published early this Wednesday morning, also reminds the signatory countries of the Paris Agreement that may present more solid … Read more

At COP26, negotiations are tense on the issue of financing the consequences of climate change

The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, on the second day of COP26, in Glasgow (Scotland), on November 2, 2021. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP Once again, the deep and punchy voice of Mia Mottley, the Prime Minister of Barbados, resonated at COP26 in Glasgow (Scotland). “Loss and damage is a denial of the reality of … Read more

The COP26 is a “failure”, judges Greta Thunberg in front of thousands of young people gathered in Glasgow

The Swedish activist accused leaders attending the climate summit of inaction, citing a “greenwashing festival”. Article written by Posted the 05/11/2021 18:55 Update the 05/11/2021 19:04 Reading time : 1 min. The climate conference is already “a failure”, blasted Friday November 5 Greta Thunberg, during a demonstration in Glasgow (Scotland, United Kingdom), where the COP26 … Read more

in the midst of COP26, an expected rain of oil and gas

A TotalEnergies gas station in Kampala (Uganda), January 28, 2020. YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP « Fly me to the moon », sang Frank Sinatra (” Take me to the moon ”). The main hydrocarbon companies understand it rather as follows: their projects for future oil or gas pipelines represent 211,849 kilometers; the equivalent of more than half … Read more

COP26: Beijing and Moscow respond to Washington’s criticism of climate change

US President Joe Biden during a press conference at COP26 on November 2, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland (AFP / Brendan Smialowski) China and Russia responded on Wednesday to Joe Biden’s criticisms of their leaders’ absence at COP26 and said they were acting against global warming. “Actions speak louder than words,” said Chinese diplomacy spokesman Wang … Read more