IF ANYTHING THE FAILURE OF THE LAST MEETING.
Cop 26 was at best a very human flawed attempt to deal with a problem of our own making.
The final pledges on the table are not in line with the goal of the Paris Agreement to hold the rise in warming to well below 2 Celsius degrees, and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 Celsius degrees.
All Things Considered, it had little to offer on the hope front.
The conference was not about climate change but greenwashing on behalf of the conference sponsors.
The concept of loss and damage, where rich countries pay poorer nations for the destruction already caused by climate change, remains an idea rather than a reality in the document.
Because the conference treated indigenous groups as helpless victims.
If any of us is to continue, we will have to learn from those closest to the land and the sea what it is we really want, as opposed to what the jolly global greenwashing festival is trying to sell us.
We all — governments, financial institutions, individuals, and companies — now need to change and step up to address this challenge. As countries transition to green energy, a deadly race for global power begins.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been selected to host the COP28 international climate conference in 2023.
It will be the third time the talks are hosted by a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. Former OPEC member Qatar hosted in 2012 and Indonesia did in 2007. The hypoxia of it all is beyond belief.
Crude Oil Production in the United Arab Emirates increased to 2833 BBL/D/1K in October from 2786 BBL/D/1K in September of 2021. Dubai alone was built on the back of an oil and real-estate boom.
Long live the sponsors.
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