Category: United Nations

COP27: A Global COP-Out

“A suicide pact.” Robert Sandford skewers the latest U.N. climate summit, held last month in Egypt, and calls for a new process protected from the global fossil fuel cartel. 

China to Run UN Biodiversity Conference

This is the first time that Beijing has presided over a major intergovernmental meeting on the environment and wildlife ecologist Vanessa Hull is eager to see the country step into a global leadership role.

COP27: Klein Calls for Boycott of COP28

The author’s salvo follows a gathering at which activists were harassed, surveilled and sidelined by Egypt’s authoritarian government as lobbyists from Exxon, Chevron and other fossil fuel giants swarmed the venue. 

COP27: Show Marginalized Countries the Money

Globally, as much as $3.8 trillion must be invested every year to hold back global warming, write Peter Schlosser and Michael Dorsey. For comparison, the IMF says $5.9 trillion was spent on fossil-fuel subsidies, in total, in 2020.