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COP27
« on: August 02, 2022, 04:40:44 PM »
I thought of naming this thread "It's too late".

I smell the stink of the dead hand of the oil majors.....

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/01/african-nations-set-to-make-the-case-for-big-rise-in-fossil-fuel-output
African nations expected to make case for big rise in fossil fuel output

Exclusive: leaders expected to say at Cop27 they need access to their oil and gas reserves despite effect on global heating



African countries are moving towards a common position that they need to expand fossil fuel production to meet their energy needs. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images
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Leaders of African countries are likely to use the next UN climate summit in November to push for massive new investment in fossil fuels in Africa, according to documents seen by the Guardian.

New exploration for gas, and the exploitation of Africa’s vast reserves of oil, would make it close to impossible for the world to limit global heating to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels.

However, soaring gas prices have made the prospect of African supplies even more attractive, and developed countries, including EU members, have indicated they would support such developments in the current gas shortage.

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The Guardian has seen a technical document prepared by the African Union, comprising most of Africa’s states, for the “second extraordinary session of the specialised technical committee on transport, transcontinental and interregional infrastructure and energy committee”, a meeting of energy ministers that took place by video conference from 14 to 16 June.

The five-page document, and accompanying 25-page explanation, indicates that many African countries favour a common position that would inform their negotiating stance at the Cop27 UN climate summit, scheduled for this November in Egypt, which would entail pushing for an expansion of fossil fuel production across the continent.

The document states: “In the short to medium term, fossil fuels, especially natural gas will have to play a crucial role in expanding modern energy access in addition to accelerating the uptake of renewables.”

Member states of the African Union will meet again, in Addis Ababa, this week to confirm the stance to be taken. They are expected to argue that Africa must be allowed to benefit from its fossil fuel reserves, as rich countries already have done, and that developed countries by contrast must take the lead on sharp cuts to their emissions.

However, environmental campaigners from across the continent fear that the exploitation of gas and oil in Africa would bust global climate targets, prevent the development of renewable energy in Africa, and instead of being used for the benefit of ordinary people, would enrich multinational corporations, investors and the elite in some countries.

Mohamed Adow, the director of the thinktank Power Shift Africa, said it would be a mistake for Africa to opt for fossil fuels instead of moving straight to renewable energy. “Africa is blessed with abundant renewable energy, in sun and wind. Africa should not be shackled to expensive fossil fuels for decades,” he said.

Lorraine Chiponda, the coordinator of the Africa Coal Network, said: “The prospect that African leaders are presenting and pushing for gas developments and investment is overwhelming and reckless given the climate impacts that threaten the lives of millions of people in Africa having seen worsening droughts and hunger, recurring floods and cyclones. Fossil fuel projects have neither solved energy poverty in Africa where 600 million people still live in energy poverty nor brought any socio-economic justice to African people.”

The International Energy Agency warned last year that no new fossil fuel developments could take place if the world was to stay within 1.5C of pre-industrial levels. Recent extreme weather, including heatwaves and wildfires in Europe and North America, has intensified fears that the climate crisis is progressing faster than had been anticipated.

African countries are also expected to be among the most damaged by the impacts of the climate crisis. Drought is already afflicting a large swathe of the Horn of Africa at present, and millions of people are “marching toward starvation”, the World Food Programme has warned.

But the soaring price of gas, driven by war in Ukraine and the recovery from the Covid pandemic, has spurred many countries to see a potential bonanza in the unexploited reserves remaining in Africa. Research by the Guardian earlier this year revealed scores of “carbon bombs” – fossil fuel reserves that if exploited could put the global climate targets well out of reach.

Fatima Ahouli, regional coordinator of Climate Action Network Arab World, said leaders seeking new fossil fuel exploitation were contributing to a new form of colonialism.

“Calling for more and new exploitation of fossil fuels in Africa is driven by the same hungry countries who only see Africa as a goldmine,” she said.

Gas in Africa is set to become of the flashpoints of the Cop27 climate talks. The EU has indicated it would support the production of gas in Africa, as it urgently seeks new sources of gas following Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and subsequent threats to gas exports from Russia.

Mary Robinson, the chair of the Elders group of former statespeople and high-ranking business leaders, has also weighed in on the issue, controversially telling the Guardian earlier this year that African countries must be allowed to use their gas, though she insists it must be for domestic use, for electricity and as a clean cooking fuel, rather than being exported to the EU.

About 580 million people in Africa still lack access to electricity and modern energy.

Adow said exploiting gas in Africa would merely lock countries into a high-carbon future. He called for rich countries to make funds and support available for poorer countries to move to renewable energy instead. “There is plenty of opportunity for renewable energy in Africa, but countries need help to construct the infrastructure.

The Guardian has approached the African Union for comment.
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Re: COP27
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2022, 07:05:41 PM »
Well that is a twist. My initial impression was that this round was going to be about the practical money side of climate mitigation so a pointless discussion but luckily there is common ground.  ::)

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However, soaring gas prices have made the prospect of African supplies even more attractive, and developed countries, including EU members, have indicated they would support such developments in the current gas shortage.

Nice turn on COP26 promises... So nice to see that all the idiots can agree on is destroying the world some more.
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2022, 08:37:51 PM »
If they encourage Africa to extract their own gas and liquefy it, then the EU will be able to buy their excess.  Removing the risk of Russia.

When it comes down to brass tacks, politics is always the underpinning foundation.   Not common sense.
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Re: COP27
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2022, 08:58:28 PM »
Yes and might makes right but we are also seriously running out of time. We need to decrease FF use before 2025. We do not actually have the luxury to do this, we are also living beyond our means.

How much do we hate our (grand) kids? 
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Re: COP27
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2022, 09:53:18 PM »
Nice turn on COP26 promises... So nice to see that all the idiots can agree on is destroying the world some more.
So funny people call me insane... I guess that's because they're incapable of understanding their own insanity...
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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2022, 05:12:08 PM »
When the respected journal "Nature Climate Change" publishes a letter from Scientists calling for Civil Disobedience then .............. ?

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/29/scientists-call-on-colleagues-to-protest-climate-crisis-with-civil-disobedience
Scientists call on colleagues to protest climate crisis with civil disobedience

An article in the Nature Climate Change journal argues that non-violent direct action taken by experts is effective

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Scientists should commit acts of civil disobedience to show the public how seriously they regard the threat posed by the climate crisis, a group of leading scientists has argued.

“Civil disobedience by scientists has the potential to cut through the myriad complexities and confusion surrounding the climate crisis,” the researchers wrote in an article, published in the scientific journal Nature Climate Change on Monday.

“When those with expertise and knowledge are willing to convey their concerns in a more uncompromising manner … this affords them particular effectiveness as a communicative act. This is the insight of Greta Thunberg when she calls on us to ‘act as you would in a crisis’.”

In recent months, scientists have shown themselves increasingly willing to take part in direct actions to bring attention to the climate crisis. A “scientists rebellion” mobilised more than 1,000 scientists in 25 countries in April, while in the UK a number of scientists were arrested for gluing scientific papers – and their hands – on to the glass facade of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

The article was jointly written by five climate scientists: Stuart Capstick, Aaron Thierry, Emily Cox, Steve Westlake and Julia K. Steinberger. A sixth byline was taken by Oscar Berglund, a political scientist at the University of Bristol who studies civil disobedience and social movements.

A note appended to the article disclosed that all the authors “have participated in, and offered support to, groups carrying out civil disobedience to press for climate action”.

Berglund said: “What we say in the article is that getting involved in this kind of thing can actually add weight to the message that this is a crisis; that these are decent people who know more than anybody else about how deep in the shit we are, and are taking this kind of action – non-violent direct action, civil disobedience.

We have a kind of what we call epistemic authority here: people listen to what we are saying, as scientists, and it becomes a way of showing how serious the situation is, that we see ourselves forced to go to these lengths.

The article conceded that by taking political action, scientists will invite the criticism that they have abandoned their impartiality. However, it added that readers must ask themselves whether science’s “traditional modes of research and communication” are provoking a response from decision-makers that meets the enormity of the crisis.

It said: “The widespread notion that sober presentation of evidence by an ‘honest broker’ to those with power will accomplish the best interests of populations is itself not a neutral perspective on the world; it is instead conveniently unthreatening to the status quo and often rather naive.

“In addition to documenting the climate crisis in ever greater detail, we are obliged to consider how we might act in new ways to help bring about a necessary and urgent transformation.

In the meantime, we have long since arrived at the point at which civil disobedience by scientists has become justified.”

N.B. The new legislation on Public Order from the UK Government
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The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act increased the sentences available for offenders convicted of carrying out disruptive acts and police had more flexibility in the way that they managed protests, the spokeswoman added.

The public order bill “will give police pre-emptive powers to prevent guerrilla tactics” and “we will continue to ensure the police have the powers that they need”.
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2022, 08:19:23 PM »
N.B. The new legislation on Public Order from the UK Government
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The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act increased the sentences available for offenders convicted of carrying out disruptive acts and police had more flexibility in the way that they managed protests, the spokeswoman added.

The public order bill “will give police pre-emptive powers to prevent guerrilla tactics” and “we will continue to ensure the police have the powers that they need”.
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For better or worse we live in a democracy.  If the majority don't believe, or don't trust, the science; then the minority have no right to try and force the decision by disruptive practise.

If they government did anything else, they would not be doing their job.

I don't like the end result, but I do like the fact that we live in a democracy.  Even if it can be really inconvenient sometimes.
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2022, 11:00:13 AM »
'Climate justice' a priority at Egypt’s Cop27 summit

The UN's Cop27 summit will be a chance to “integrate the concept of climate justice” as developing countries suffer the consequences of environmental change largely created by the developed world, a senior Egyptian official has said.

“This climate injustice is evident and can be seen by everybody,” said ambassador Wael Aboulmagd, special representative of the Cop27 president, at the American University in Cairo (AUC) on Monday.

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The pact, signed by 196 countries, set a goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

Egyptian officials said Cop27 would be a “Cop for action” and emphasised the need to make pledges a reality, including an unfulfilled promise made by developed countries to mobilise $100 billion annually in climate finance.

and more:
https://www.thenationalnews.com/mena/egypt/2022/09/06/climate-justice-a-priority-at-egypts-cop27-summit/

I doubt it will be more succesfull then last round.
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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2022, 04:22:33 PM »
At least transitioning this attempt’s focus to a nebulous ideological debate removes the pressure to achieve anything with material consequences in regards to reigning in AGW...

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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2022, 09:00:55 AM »
African leaders blast European no-shows at climate adaptation summit

Presidents of Senegal, DRC and Ghana travelled to Rotterdam to talk about adapting to climate change. Only one European leader was there to meet them

African leaders have criticised their European counterparts for missing a summit in Rotterdam on how Africa can adapt to climate change.

While three African presidents flew to the Netherlands for the Africa Adaptation Summit on Monday, only Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte was there to meet with them.

Rich countries have unmet promises to financially support poorer countries in boosting climate resilience.

Senegal’s president Macky Sall said: “I cannot help but note, with some bitterness, the absence of leaders from the industrial world. I think if we made the effort to leave Africa to come to Rotterdam, it would be easier for the Europeans and others to be here.”

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In Rotterdam, the European Commission’s climate lead Frans Timmermans said that many European citizens would not be persuaded by the “moral point that those suffering the most consequences are not responsible for creating the crisis”.

He said: “Let’s be frank, many of our citizens in Europe will not buy this argument today because their worries are linked to their own existence in this energy crisis, in this food crisis, in this inflation crisis. This might seem very strange from an African perspective but it is always what is closer to your own worries is always bigger on your agenda than someone else’s worries.”

A more convincing argument for Europeans, Timmermans said, is that “without success in Africa,  there can be no success in Europe – our destinies are so intimately intertwined that if we are not collectively responsible for development in Africa, for Africa being able to use the opportunities it has… we will sink together in an ocean of despair”.

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https://www.climatechangenews.com/2022/09/06/african-leaders-blast-european-no-shows-at-climate-adaptation-summit/
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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2022, 08:34:36 PM »
Risk of Multiple Climate Tipping Points Escalates Above 1.5°C Global Warming
https://phys.org/news/2022-09-multiple-climate-escalates-15c-global.html



Multiple climate tipping points could be triggered if global temperature rises beyond 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, according to a major new analysis published in the journal Science. Even at current levels of global heating the world is already at risk of passing five dangerous climate tipping points, and risks increase with each tenth of a degree of further warming.

An international research team synthesized evidence for tipping points, their temperature thresholds, timescales, and impacts from a comprehensive review of over 200 papers published since 2008, when climate tipping points were first rigorously defined. They have increased the list of potential tipping points from nine to sixteen.

https://global-tipping-points.org/

The research, published in advance of a major conference Tipping Points: From Climate Crisis to Positive Transformation at the University of Exeter (September 12–14th), concludes human emissions have already pushed Earth into the tipping points danger zone. Five of the sixteen may be triggered at today's temperatures: the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets, widespread abrupt permafrost thaw, collapse of convection in the Labrador Sea, and massive die-off of tropical coral reefs. Four of these move from possible events to likely at 1.5°C global warming, with five more becoming possible around this level of heating.



... The Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), stated that risks of triggering climate tipping points become high by around 2°C above preindustrial temperatures and very high by 2.5–4°C.

... We have left it too late to tackle climate change incrementally.
It now requires transformational change, and a dramatic acceleration of progress.


This new analysis indicates that Earth may have already left a "safe" climate state when temperatures exceeded approximately 1°C warming. A conclusion of the research is therefore that even the United Nations' Paris Agreement goal to limit warming to well-below 2°C and preferably 1.5°C is not enough to fully avoid dangerous climate change. According to the assessment, tipping point likelihood increases markedly in the "Paris range" of 1.5–2°C warming, with even higher risks beyond 2°C.

... Scouring paleoclimate data, current observations, and the outputs from climate models, the international team concluded that 16 major biophysical systems involved in regulating Earth's climate (so-called "tipping elements") have the potential to cross tipping points where change becomes self-sustaining. That means even if temperature stops rising, once the ice sheet, ocean or rainforest has passed a tipping point it will carry on changing to a new state. How long the transition takes varies from decades to thousands of years depending on the system. For example, ecosystems and atmospheric circulation patterns can change quickly, while ice sheet collapse is slower but leads to unavoidable sea level rise of several meters.



"Importantly, many tipping elements in the Earth system are interlinked, making cascading tipping points a serious additional concern. In fact, interactions can lower the critical temperature thresholds beyond which individual tipping elements begin destabilizing in the long-run."

David I. Armstrong McKay et al, Exceeding 1.5°C global warming could trigger multiple climate tipping points, Science (2022).
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Re: COP27
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2022, 11:31:03 PM »
350 ppm used to be the limit. We're above 420 now, with no slowdown in sight...
So yeah, we're in deep shit, and nobody seems to care...

Although! Fox news is shifting... I don't hear them denying climate change anymore. Now they just attack "leftist" climate polities... Of course they know better now on Fox news after denying for years that the climate crisis was real...

And they still haven't made up their mind about the FF industry. Their solution is all of the above, and what "the left" does is wrong... But hey... they're not complete denialists anymore... I guess we can call that progress?  ???
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« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2022, 12:58:37 PM »
Switching the whole world to renewable energy could pay for itself in just six years, study says
Renewable energy infrastructure will cost trillions of dollars – but savings will recoup costs quickly

https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/renewable-energy-costs-benefits-b2162286.html

If the world wants to avoid some of the most serious ramifications of the climate crisis, countries will need to start shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy quickly.

The problem is that building all that new infrastructure is expensive – costing the world trillions of dollars to install solar panels, wind turbines, batteries and other renewable energy systems.

Yet, a new study finds that those costs might only be short-term.

Transitioning nearly the entire world to an efficient and renewable energy system would cost nearly $62 trillion, according to the analysis by researchers at Stanford University.

But all that new, fancy infrastructure would also save trillions in energy costs every year afterwards – meaning the whole transition could pay for itself in less than six years.


The research team looked at the costs of switching to renewables in 145 countries that, combined, emit 99.7 per cent of the world’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuels.

That included building new power plants with technologies like solar, wind and hydroelectric energy. They also included adding new electricity storage, like batteries and new technologies like electric vehicles for transportation and heat pumps for climate control in buildings.

They published their results in June in the journal Energy & Environmental Science.

Building all that new stuff is what would cost $62 trillion. But then they looked at the potential savings.

Private energy costs alone would drop by 62.7 per cent – or about $11 trillion each year. In less than six years, those savings would outweigh all the initial building costs.

Even more savings could be factored in by incorporating all the societal costs from fossil fuels. When the researchers calculated all the money saved by avoiding things like air pollution from power plants and climate damage, they found that the world could recoup its entire investment in renewable infrastructure in less than one year.

In addition to the cost savings, the researchers estimated that all this new infrastructure would create more than 28 million jobs worldwide and use less than 1 per cent of the world’s landmass.

The study is the latest to point to the potential societal benefits of averting the climate crisis. And the consequences of remaining on a more “business as usual” path will include more than just monetary costs.

A warmer planet – created by pumping more and more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere – will likely mean a lot more deadly droughts, storms, wildfires and hurricanes.

Earlier this year, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a leading authority on global climate science, warned that greenhouse gas emissions must start dropping by 2025 if the world wants to keep warming to around 1.5C and avoid some of the worst potential climate consequences.

Already, the planet has warmed about 1.1-1.2C above 19th-century temperatures.
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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2022, 05:42:22 PM »
Well let´s get started.  :)

There was another recent paper, probably dutch, which also looked into the benefits of climate change. They also concluded that it pays back the investments in a rather short time. Bit longer then this one but they did not include the health care benefits.

The article discussing this brought up an interesting point. The whole discussion is about costs usually. But we only look at the new investments. The gains are usually not reported and there is no structural way in which we look at this. They proposed making reporting on this number mandatory for the government.
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« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2022, 07:05:49 PM »
Well let´s get started.  :)

There was another recent paper, probably dutch, which also looked into the benefits of climate change. They also concluded that it pays back the investments in a rather short time. Bit longer then this one but they did not include the health care benefits.

The article discussing this brought up an interesting point. The whole discussion is about costs usually. But we only look at the new investments. The gains are usually not reported and there is no structural way in which we look at this. They proposed making reporting on this number mandatory for the government.
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Just imagine if the world could agree on a pauze on military spending for 10 years. 10 years of world peace to combat the global thread of #climatechange... We'd have more than enough money to combat the biggest thread to humankind and our natural world...

#tenyearsofpeace

We can start killing eachother again after ten years, in the knowledge that it won't be our planet that's killing us... We can become our own stupid selfish egotripping nationalistic self again and spend more money on tools to kill everyone that doesn't share our ideals or religious believes...

Maybe, just maybe, we wouldn't have to kill eachother anymore over energy supplies after we've found a way to create cheap, clean, and abundant energy...

But I don't have much hope... Too many idiots with too much money and influence to keep things as they are...

What are they trying to "conserve" anyway?
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Re: COP27
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2022, 11:32:39 PM »
Did I wake up on a different planet this morning? I can't remember hitting my head or taking any drugs last night, so what's going on here? Has the world completely lost it's mind? Or is it just me?

No matter what it is, I like it... :)
I guess all China needed was a good heatwave...

China urges Europe to take ‘positive action’ on climate change, despite energy crisis

https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/china-urges-europe-to-take-positive-action-on-climate-change-despite-energy-crisis/

Europe and other developed countries must take “positive action” to implement climate change goals as geopolitical uncertainties threaten to undermine their efforts, China’s top climate envoy told his German counterpart.

Xie Zhenhua, who leads China’s climate negotiations, told Germany’s special climate envoy Jennifer Morgan via video link late on Wednesday that global climate governance was currently facing “multiple challenges and uncertainties”.

“The climate policies of some European countries have shown a ‘backswing’, and it is hoped that this is just a temporary stopgap,” he said, according to a summary of the meeting released by China’s environment ministry.

As western countries raise coal consumption in order to offset gas supply disruptions brought about by the conflict in Ukraine, China’s foreign ministry said in a statement this month that its own green and low-carbon development path remained firm – “in contrast with the European Union”.

Europe has insisted the rise in coal use is only a temporary measure that will have no long-term impact on the EU target to cut emissions by 55% from 1990 to 2030.

China, the world’s biggest carbon emitter, is expected to focus on the issue of financing at this year’s global climate talks, known as COP27, which will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt in November.

Xie told Morgan that “implementation and action” should be the major theme of the meeting, and said he hoped industrialised countries would quickly meet their pledge under the Paris Agreement to transfer $100 billion a year in climate funds to developing nations.


After the visit of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan in August, China cancelled bilateral talks on climate with the United States, raising concerns that the battle against global warming would be undermined by geopolitical tensions.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi told UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday that all parties needed to build a “good political atmosphere” ahead of COP27 and “abandon unilateralism, geopolitical games and green barriers”, according to a statement on the foreign ministry website.
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« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2022, 01:13:57 PM »
Gap to 1.5C yawns, as most governments miss UN deadline to improve climate plans

Almost all the world’s governments have failed to improve their climate plans this year, breaking a promise made at last year’s climate summit in Glasgow, UK.

At Cop26, all countries agreed to “revisit and strengthen” their 2030 climate plans, to close the gap between national action and the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement.

23 September was the cut-off date for inclusion in a UN Climate Change progress report and was highlighted as a deadline by Cop26 president Alok Sharma.

As that date passed, just 23 of the nearly 200 countries which signed the Glasgow agreement had submitted updated 2030 climate plans. Of these, most offered more policy detail rather than strengthening headline targets.

Top three emitters the USA, EU and China worked on implementing pledges made last year but did not increase their ambition. India formalised promises made by prime minister Narendra Modi at Cop26 into an official four-page document.

Climate Analytics CEO Bill Hare told a webinar last week: “The bottom line is there has been really little progress since Cop26. Politics and geopolitics is dominated by the illegal Russian invasion of Ukraine which then sent energy markets into turmoil but still, we feel countries should be moving ahead.”

He added: “There’s a massive emissions gap remaining and the IPCC assessment has been very clear that we do need to get down and close that gap if we have much of a chance of limiting warming to 1.5C.”

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https://www.climatechangenews.com/2022/09/26/gap-to-1-5c-yawns-as-most-governments-miss-un-deadline-to-improve-climate-plans/
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« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2022, 06:05:24 AM »
Gap to 1.5C yawns, as most governments miss UN deadline to improve climate plans

A gap has certainly yawned in the Yukon, Canada.
Yukon has an emission target for 2030, on the trail to 'net zero' by 2050, but this summer's report card showed that it is not even close to being on the right trajectory to achieve its goals.
Not only that, but it has decided that imposing emission targets on mines would be wrong, because, the reasoning goes, mining is so volatile, and produces so much carbon, that it is possible that the vagaries of mining decisions would result in a drop in emissions and lead ordinary Yukon residents to slack off. So, mines are not being counted. It's as if mining emissions are not really GHGs.
However, nonplussed as to how to reduce emissions for everyone else, the government struck a committee, the Climate Leadership Council to craft recommendations that would put us on the right track.
Impressively, they managed to do exactly that and they released it today.
If the government adopts the recommendations, we will achieve our GHG reduction targets....well, if you assume mining emissions don't count....
https://yukon.ca/sites/yukon.ca/files/env/env-climate-shot-2030.pdf