By not giving decisive actions that prioritised vulnerable people a permanent place on the agenda, along with the expertise and the means to do so, the Fijian Presidency has failed in its mandate.
The text, a sort of gentlemen’s agreement at the moment, will now have to be approved by the COP and countries’ ministers. If they do, it will be adopted at a COP plenary on Friday.
‘America’s Pledge’ is inspiring because it comes at a time when negotiations are not moving fast enough to keep up with climate science and citizens are realising that they’re on their own.
The US and the EU, among other developed nations, have said that they are not going to allow scrutiny of whether they are on track to meet their climate-change mitigation targets.
Day one of the UN climate summit outlined fault lines in climate change negotiations even as a global weather report warned that the world was on track to be warmer by 3.2º C by 2100.
Beyond Fireworks in Delhi and on Twitter, India’s Stance on Air Pollution Deaths Is Hazardously Hazy
The Indian government’s response to international reports on air pollution deaths continues to be unclear and it refuses to lay enough of its own data on the table.
While both Jindal and Coal India abdicated responsibility around the Gare Pelma coal mines, local Adivasis have tried their hardest to make sure they don’t get away with it.
Why the World’s Largest Sovereign Wealth Fund is Leaving Indian Companies in the Cold and What That Tells Us About Make in India
Norway’s wealth fund blacklists Vedanta, other Indian firms over rights violations, climate impact