A successful COP26 is essential for Earth’s future. Here’s what needs to go right

Wed, 3 Nov 2021 05:23:02 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"A week from today, a crucial round of United Nations climate change
negotiations will begin in Glasgow and the stakes could not be higher. By the
end, we’ll know how far nations are willing to go to address humanity’s biggest

So is COP26 on track for success? There are reasons to be hopeful.

More than 100 countries, including China, the United States and United Kingdom,
have already pledged to reach net-zero emissions. Globally, renewable energy is
booming, the tide is turning against fossil fuels, and the economic costs of
not acting on climate change are becoming ever more obvious.

But if history has taught us anything, no country at the summit will agree to
do more on climate change than it believes it can do at home. In other words,
domestic politics is what drives international negotiations."

       *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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