The COP27 climate conference ended in Egypt today with a landmark agreement to compensate poorer countries that are the victims of climate change. But there was little progress in tacking emissions from burning fossil fuels, the root cause of global warming.
As predicted, Jacob Rees-Mogg is the new business secretary. But he also extra responsibility for energy.
International pledges to tackle climate change made in Glasgow last year will “wither on the vine” without action, Alok Sharma, the COP26 president said today.
The world’s first diplomatic initiative to keep oil and gas in the ground was launched today at the COP26 climate talks. But it did not get the support of the UK and Scottish governments.
COP26 president, Alok Sharma, told a review session this morning there was “still a lot more work to be done”. He said ministers had to “dial up” their engagement if the talks were to finish on time at the end of tomorrow (12/11/21).
The first draft has been published of a text for the COP26 talks in Glasgow.
While the 300+ global climate rallies and marches grabbed the headlines, there was news on food, farming and nature from inside the COP26 climate talks.
The COP26 president, Alok Sharma, declared this morning: “I do believe that the end of coal is in sight. I do believe that we are getting to a point we can consign coal power to history.”
The president of the COP26 climate talks, Alok Sharma, likened financiers to the climate activist, Swampy.
The lights are flashing red on the climate dashboard, the president of COP26 said this morning at the opening of the climate talks in Glasgow.