Stabilising Earth’s climate depends on a lot more than deals struck at conferences like Glasgow. But those agreements set a frame for real-world decisions.
Only in coming years will we know if COP26 was a real game-changer for the planet, or just empty promises and spin.
Heading into the final days of the Glasgow summit, the goal of limiting heating below 2°C looks attainable, and 1.5°C is still within reach. There is still room for hope.
A new climate projection found Glasgow pledges leave the world off-track for limiting warming to 1.5°C. What needs to happen in the final days of frantic COP26 negotiations to close the ambition gap?
More than 100 nations have pledged to end deforestation by 2030. But there’s no mention of the need for Indigenous people to give their prior informed consent.
Pacific nations look to New Zealand for climate leadership. It has enshrined carbon neutrality by 2050 and a 1.5°C target in law, but, so far, emissions have continued to rise.
We need to urgently address the gaps in Australia’s capacity to manage disasters that have widened since climate adaptation was relegated to the back burner.
International cooperation is crucial if we are to have the best chance of limiting global warming. So who are the key players?
Halving Australia’s 2030 target would see Australia become a valued and relevant party to negotiations at Glasgow, rather than a resented freeloader. Here’s how we could get there.
Click through a timeline to make sense of Australia’s long, tumultuous years of shifting climate policies ahead of next month’s international climate summit in Glasgow.