“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.
‘Orangutans’ Means ‘People of the Forest’
In the pause between the U.N. climate summit that just ended in Egypt and the start of the U.N. conference on biodiversity in Canada, Vijay Prashad reflects on the scale and speed of deforestation and animal extinctions.
Steven Donziger: ‘Criminalize Ecocide’
The environmental lawyer offers five key legal initiatives — including a fossil-fuel nonproliferation treaty — to combat industry’s assault on climate.
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: Loss & Damage Deal, But No Fossil Fuel Phaseout
Despite a hard-fought victory on a developing world fund, campaigners said COP-27 failed to call for a phaseout of all fossil fuels.
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.
COP27: Corporate Courts Versus Developing World
As rich countries move away from dispute-settlement mechanisms that give corporations power to block environmental protections, Manuel Pérez-Rocha says they keep imposing them on developing countries through trade pacts.
COP27: Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Swarm Climate Talks
An analysis of the U.N.’s provisional attendance list shows that 636 fossil fuel lobbyists have been registered at the talks, up 25 percent from last year’s COP26 conference in Glasgow.
COP27: Alaa Abd El-Fattah & ‘Defying Defeat’
The political prisoner’s collection of writings are a reminder that the prospects for democracy in Egypt remains bleak, writes Bronwen Mehta, as the case draws international attention at Sharm el-Sheikh.
COP27: The Debt Crisis Hanging Over Global Climate Meeting
Global South countries that are least responsible for the climate crisis are being forced to take on the devastating costs, writes Jerome Phelps.