Real progress at the COP26 or ‘blah, blah, blah’?

The Washington Post

Inside a sprawling conference center in Glasgow, Scotland, this week, world leaders virtually tripped over one another to announce new promises aimed at tackling climate change and its disastrous impacts.

…“If these countries want to be taken seriously on their latest announcements, then they should first halt the new fossil fuel projects they are licensing at home, end fossil fuel subsidies and shift the fossil fuel financing to renewables,” Mohamed Adow, director of the Nairobi-based think tank Power Shift Africa, said in a statement on Thursday.

“And they should include these new commitments in revised and updated [national plans], rather than dressing up empty promises as climate leadership.”

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