The climate conference in Doha is a diplomatic charade masquerading as a serious climate negotiation.
Please join us in welcoming IPS staff and guests home from the UN climate summit held in Durban, South Africa this past December. While some are touting the outcome of the negotiations as a success, others have raised serious concerns about a lack of urgency and equity in tackling the climate crisis. Panelists will give their perspectives on what was won and lost for people and the planet.
What we got from Durban was largely a set of promises to do something…some other time.
As the doors on government meetings swing shut, Janet ponders whether our future will be one of ecological stability or planetary chaos.
What we need in Durban is a commitment to complete the mandate that already exists. Countries must deliver a renewed Kyoto Protocol, and effective Green Climate Fund, and substantial money to fill it.
This week, IPS is taking its ideas to the UN Climate Change Summit in South Africa.
Not yet ready to condemn the UN climate change summit, Janet lists the culprits in the corporate, government and diplomatic world who are to blame for the struggle to move forward.
We have to mobilize the political will of rich countries to share the wealth.
Many countries — especially the wealthiest ones — are dragging their feet.
Scientists are finding increasing evidence that climate change is behind the recent surge in extreme weather.