Final 12 months’s Cop26, in Glasgow, delivered a world local weather deal and many guarantees, together with on coal use, deforestation, methane and local weather finance. So how a lot progress has been made? Our Guardian US local weather reporter, Oliver Milman, has completed an skilled evaluation of 5 key pledges and what has been achieved, or not. “The final 12 months has been a missed alternative by many international locations,” David Waskow, the director of the worldwide local weather initiative on the World Sources Institute, informed him.
By way of highlights to be careful for in the present day, Guardian reporter Patrick Greenfield has picked out the next:
“South African prime minister Cyril Ramaphosa is holding a press convention at 10am UK time the place he’s seemingly to discuss the landmark $8.5bn financing deal to assist finish its reliance on coal introduced only a 12 months in the past at Cop26.
Ramaphosa stated the cope with cash from the USA, EU, UK, Germany and France was a “watershed second” for the world’s thirteenth largest carbon emitter, in line with the Global Carbon Atlas.
Mia Mottley, prime minister of Barbados, can also be holding a press convention at 2.30pm UK time. She is without doubt one of the most influential voices from the World South on loss and harm, a key subject at Cop27.
Tensions between China and Canada will elevate issues concerning the biodiversity Cop15, which the 2 international locations are collectively internet hosting in Montreal subsequent month. Aspect occasions for the important thing nature summit, the place governments will agree this decade’s targets for halting the destruction of biodiversity, are being held throughout each weeks on the local weather Cop27 in Egypt.
Yesterday, Justin Trudeau warned that China is “play[ing] aggressive video games” to undermine democratic establishments amid experiences Beijing actively interfered in Canada’s federal elections. Will probably be one to look at.”
Welcome to the Guardian’s stay weblog of the second day of Cop27, the United Nations local weather convention happening in Egypt. Yesterday, greater than 100 world leaders gathered in Sharm el-Sheikh to listen to the UN secretary basic António Guterres warn that the world was on a “freeway to hell” and the prime minster of Barbados, Mia Mottley, condemn industrialised nations for failing the developed world on the local weather disaster. You may learn a full report right here. Right this moment, we’ll hear extra speeches from international locations all over the world, earlier than the negotiations start in earnest on Wednesday.
I’m Natalie Hanman, the Guardian’s head of atmosphere. Please ship me any ideas, tales or suggestions through e-mail email@example.com or Twitter @NatalieHanman.