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Delegates having worked on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement pose for a photo in Glasgow on Nov. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

We were at COP26: It had mixed results

COP26 saw progress and announcements, but the commitments made by states — in addition to having to pass the test of implementation —fall far short of what the science requires.
Birds fly over a man taking photos of the exposed riverbed of the Old Parana River, a tributary of the Parana River during a drought in Rosario, Argentina, in July 2021. The Global South is being hit hard by climate change, but could business help turn the tide? (AP Photo/Victor Caivano)

How global business could be the unexpected COP26 solution to climate change

The goal of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero, or GFANZ, is to bring together the financial sector to accelerate the transition to a net-zero economy. Here’s why it might actually work.
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The ocean is our greatest climate regulator. It must be a stronger part of climate policy and action

The ocean has been buffering us from the impacts of climate change, but it is reaching the limit of this capacity. Integrating ocean and climate policy will be crucial.
In January 2015, a three-day rain displaced nearly quarter of a million people, devastated 64,000 hectares of land, and killed several hundred people in Malawi. Ashley Cooper/Getty Images

What African countries got out of COP26

The financial outcome of COP26 is a glass half full, but it’s not far from a failure.
The consensus-based nature of the UN climate change summits means any single country with a significant fossil fuel interest can either weaken or sink an otherwise stronger multilateral agreement. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Climate change denial 2.0 was on full display at COP26, but there was also pushback

The recent climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, shows that climate change deniers have shifted their tactics to thwart the efforts of countries to phase out fossil fuel use.
China is currently in a better position than the West to assist the Indo-Pacific, due to geography, trade dynamics and its own clean tech sector. China’s chief negotiator Xie Zhenhua, right, walks with John Kerry, United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate at the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Why the West should develop a clean energy strategy to meet the needs of the Indo-Pacific region

Western democracies need to create a financing program to support the energy transition in the Indo-Pacific — and to achieve both regional security and climate goals.

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