Topic

Climate Policy

Navigating the intricate tapestry of regulations, laws, and initiatives shaping our planet's future. This space is dedicated to dissecting the latest in climate legislation, unpacking the global agreements, and providing insightful analysis on how policy impacts not just the environment, but also industries, economies, and societies.

Abatement: What’s In a Word?
Climate Policy 2 min read

Abatement: What’s In a Word?

The problem isn’t that we need to “abate” our reliance on fossil fuels; rather, we need to end it altogether.

Action, Not Champagne: COP 28
Climate Policy 2 min read

Action, Not Champagne: COP 28

Here at the end of the hottest year since industrialization, there were worries the conference, presided over by the head of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, would amount to window-dressing while thousands of fossil fuel lobbyists worked to preserve a perilous status quo.

We Know What We Have to Do
Climate Policy 2 min read

We Know What We Have to Do

There were already doubts as to whether the host nation, the United Arab Emirates, would prove serious, amid reports the event’s president, Dr. Sultan Al Jaber—who is also president of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company—was planning to use the talks to make oil deals on the side.

On Broken Records and Substellar Progress Ahead of COP 28
Climate Policy 2 min read

On Broken Records and Substellar Progress Ahead of COP 28

What does it say about COP28 that shortly before it began, the United Nations Environment Programme released a report tellingly titled "Broken Record," and another major report found 41 of 42 key climate indicators to be off track?

Disastrous Climate Change Already in the Pipeline?
Climate Policy 3 min read

Disastrous Climate Change Already in the Pipeline?

Renowned climate scientist Dr. James Hansen is concerned the danger is even greater than it appears.

Loss and Damage
Climate Policy 2 min read

Loss and Damage

A group known to United Nations climate negotiators as the Transitional Committee convened an emergency fifth meeting in Abu Dhabi.

Word Games
Climate Policy 2 min read

Word Games

Every official statement and agreement that comes out of the COPs must be agreed to by all of the 198 countries that are party to the UNFCCC. As a result, every word is subject to seemingly endless scrutiny and negotiation.