COP27 Part 2 - No other progress

COP27 Part 2 - No other progress

  • There was some success on money, but not much on anything else
  • No new emissions cuts agreed
  • There were a few small gains here and there


“This COP has been a misspent fortnight. At a summit held on African soil - home to some of the most climate-vulnerable communities in the world - stories of suffering have been many, but real signs of progress have been few. We need so much more if we’re to see justice for people living in poverty, who are the ones counting the cost of inaction as a result of a crisis they didn’t cause. It’s deadly to stand still in the face of a rising tide.” Fred Njehu, Tearfund, Kenya 

COP27 Part 1 - Some good news on money

COP27 Part 1 - Some good news on money

  • One big step forward to celebrate - agreeing to set up a fund for Loss and Damage
  • No further forward on the promised $100 billion a year
  • Two smaller steps forward - agreeing the development banks should fund more climate action, and the next Just Energy Transition Partnership.

Overdue Bill stunt COP27

Decarbonise Your Life

Decarbonise Your Life

Tom Swaffield-Bray writes about how we can decrease the level of carbon consumption in our lives.

The Two Emergencies

The Two Emergencies

Ben Niblett writes that there are two emergencies at play today. There’s a climate emergency threatening the lives of millions of people and threatening to destroy much that we hold dear. Now Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine threatens the lives of many thousands, and to destroy much that we hold dear. The two emergencies overlap.

UNEA - Eco Brixs Perspective

UNEA - Eco Brixs Perspective

Sinan Kitagenda is a Production Manager at Eco Brixs, a closed loop recycling programme based in Uganda which tackles plastic waste and high unemployment across marginalized communities disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change. Here he explains how he became involved in plastic waste advocacy and what he hopes will be achieved at UNEA.

COP26 Global Day of Action

COP26 Global Day of Action

Megan Hermes shares her experience of taking part in the Global Day of Action march in Glasgow, UK during the UN climate talks, COP26.

Keep Warming to 1.5 Degrees

Keep Warming to 1.5 Degrees

Promise Salawu from Renew Our World Nigeria talks about how the climate crisis is causing problems for Nigeria.