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People watch COP28 President Sultan al-Jaber on a screen as he speaks during a plenary session at the COP28 UN Climate Summit, Dec. 13, 2023, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Access and exclusion: What COP28 revealed about the dynamics of global climate diplomacy

Beyond the international negotiations, COP serves as a critical venue for global civil societies to exchange knowledge, organize and build a better world.
A woman fills up her vehicle with gas in Toronto in 2019. Governments the world over are stuck between being accused of doing nothing to address climate change or taking actions which often incur a political backlash. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Climate change solutions require collaboration between politicians, scientists and entrepreneurs

We look to politicians to provide climate change solutions, but there is only so much they can do. Beyond regulation, governments should remember the key role they play in promoting innovation.
COP28 president and oil company boss Sultan al-Jaber brings the summit to a close. Martin Divisek/EPA

How fossil fuel companies won COP28

Our expert roundup of who left the latest UN climate summit happy and who went home empty handed.
U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and his Chinese counterpart, Xie Zhenhua, had front-row seats at COP28’s final session. Kiara Worth/UN Climate Change via Flickr,

Why the COP28 climate summit mattered, and what to watch for in 2024

The UN climate conference brought some progress. A former UN official who has been involved in international climate policy for years explains what has to happen now for that progress to pay off.
Birds fly past at sunset as smoke emits from a chimney at a factory in Ahmadabad, India, on Dec. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

Carbon pricing alone is not enough — other measures are needed to meet Paris Agreement targets

Carbon pricing can be a powerful tool to combat climate change and reduce emissions, but it needs to be accompanied by improved regulations, clean technology subsidies and financing mechanisms.
Green energy industries like this need to be built in Africa so that the continent ceases being primarily an exporter of raw minerals to developed nations. Costfoto/NurPhoto/Getty Images

Trade rules and climate change: Africa stands to lose from proposed WTO policy tools

Africa must guard against new environment friendly trade rules that leave the continent in the poor position of exporting raw materials that developed nations use to manufacture green energy systems.

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