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15 October 2021

Can Cop26 achieve anything?

The UN’s climate change conference, Cop26, takes place next month against a backdrop of global uncertainty and concerns about how successful it will be.

As the world looks ahead to November’s Cop26 in Glasgow against the backdrop of a global pandemic, what will it take for the summit to be declared a success?

Jeremy Cliffe and Megan Gibson are joined by New Statesman environment and sustainability editor Philippa Nuttall – all in London – to discuss the conference, the need for a just transition that includes the Global South, and whether big players like Russia and China will engage with the process.

Then in You Ask Us, they answer a listener’s question about how Cop26 will take into account the other UN environmental summit, Cop15 on biodiversity.

If you have a question for You Ask Us, email podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk.

Further reading

Philippa Nuttall on Why we shouldn’t panic – just yet – about China increasing coal production.
The New Statesman Emissions Tracker.
Nick Ferris and Michael Goodier on efforts to stem biodiversity loss.

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