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What was actually achieved at COP26 in Glasgow? 

By January 15, 2022No Comments

THE REVIEW

Several weeks on from the United Nations Climate Change Conference, Elaine Butler examines the real impact


Although some, like Teresa Anderson, a climate policy coordinator at ActionAid  International, argue that COP26 was just “a carefully orchestrated bombardment of  announcements with very little backing”, it was a COP of firsts. The first time fossil fuel and  methane were mentioned, the first time a mechanism for reporting companies’ carbon  emissions was tabled and the first time there was a sense of urgency to the event and text agreed upon.

THE REVIEW
Several weeks on from the United Nations Climate Change Conference, Elaine Butler examines the real impact

Although some, like Teresa Anderson, a climate policy coordinator at ActionAid  International, argue that COP26 was just “a carefully orchestrated bombardment of  announcements with very little backing”, it was a COP of firsts. The first time fossil fuel and  methane were mentioned, the first time a mechanism for reporting companies' carbon  emissions was tabled and the first time there was a sense of urgency to the event and text agreed upon . . .

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