The reelection of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as president of Brazil was one of the most exciting and hopeful happenings in the world of climate change in 2022. Lula ran on a platform that promised to reign in miners, land grabbers, and illegal loggers who are rapidly destroying the
As 2022 draws to a close, we are left with chilling evidence that global warming is a force unlike any we have ever encountered. And we are not in any way manning our battle stations with the tools to battle it. In a year that saw some victories — the
As the COP27 UNFCCC climate talks were gaveled to completion in the early hours of Sunday morning in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, the failure to mention the necessary phase out of fossil fuels in the concluding document marked a huge win for the industry and for oil producing and emitting countries.
Two dozen Ukrainian officials in attendance at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheihk, Egypt, are making the case that the Russian invasion of their country is resulting in a humanitarian as well as an environmental crisis. “This is not simply a war, this is state terrorism and it is ecocide,” Svitlana Grynchuk,
Despite longstanding objections from the US and the UK, negotiators for the first time have agreed to include loss and damage funding on the official agenda here at COP27 on the first day of the climate talks. As the UNFCCC meeting began today in Sharm-el-Sheik, Egypt, countries from the global
Upwards of 35,000 will be in attendance in Sharm el Sheik, Egypt, November 6-18 for the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27), a gathering of NGOs, activists, world leaders, negotiators, and journalists. The 193 participating countries have signed on to one or more of the major climate change agreements: The
In a poignantly intimate article, Loss and damage: What happens when climate change destroys lives and cultures? the authors reference a glacier in the Peruvian Andes whose disappearance is equated with the departure of the gods. This is just one example of non-economic loss and damage (NELD) or intangible loss and damage,
I used to write a lot about climate change. Until I didn’t anymore. And that happened when I began to experience intense grief and fear over what our future looks like. I think that happened in conjunction with the 2015 Paris Agreement, which, while lauded now by many, fell woefully