Explained: Climate targets set, missed

Synopsis: Response of the developed world to the climate change issue, the erosion of Kyoto protocol and impact of three decade long climate diplomacy in addressing challenges related to climate change. Introduction The annual climate meetings have succeeded in inspiring the world into taking collective action against climate change, but they have not been able… Continue reading Explained: Climate targets set, missed

Mitigating a crisis: On COP26 Glasgow climate meet

Synopsis: The COP can at best incentivize adaptation that aids a transition towards clean energy. Introduction In a week, heads of state from at least 120 countries are expected to convene in Glasgow for the 26th meeting of the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP). The annual two-week-long exercise was disrupted last year due… Continue reading Mitigating a crisis: On COP26 Glasgow climate meet

In Glasgow, all eyes on 2030: On COP 26

Synopsis: COP26 must focus sharply on reducing emissions till 2030, rather than on net zero 2050, which is too distant a goal. Introduction The stage is set for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, starting October 31. Major preparatory conferences and bilateral meetings have been held to persuade countries… Continue reading In Glasgow, all eyes on 2030: On COP 26