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Spotlight: Belgium’s geopolitical division and how it obstructs COP26 goals

26th November 2021

Writer Evelyn Dom interviews the Belgian Minister of Environment about where their country stands after the outcomes of COP26.  After two weeks of negotiations at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26), the Glasgow Climate Pact has been signed by 197 countries. The pact’s main aims include limiting temperature increase by 1.5 degrees, a ...


COP diaries: day nine

23rd November 2021

Monday 8 November I’d heard rumours that Obama was to be making an appearance; rumours that had started circulating over the weekend but which had so far come to nothing. I did as always and scrolled through the Daily Programme posted by the UN at the start of each morning. Was there anything about him ...


COP diaries: day seven and eight

23rd November 2021

Saturday 6 November Day seven was pretty nondescript. It was a cold, rainy Saturday and whilst I had been contemplating joining the rest of the team out at the Global Day of Climate Action march, the weather was more than enough to put me off. But, despite having a perfectly fine desk in a perfectly ...


Highlights from the COP26 ‘People’s Summit’ 

20th November 2021

Jeevan Farthing, Alex Enaholo and Rothery Sullivan each give us the scoop on what happened at the events of the COP26 People’s Summit, hosted across the final days of the climate conference by the COP26 Coalition. Jeevan Farthing: Boycott! The UK arms trade and the neoliberal economy of war. Reasonably well attended and inside the ...


COP diaries: day six

18th November 2021

Friday 5 November The day got off to a bad start: for one, my adrenaline, much like the presence of the sun, had started to wane. For another, our print edition had turned up on perhaps the busiest day of the week. And lastly, though it was to no one else’s surprise, I was running ...


Spotlight: China at COP26

17th November 2021

What is the CCP’s approach to climate action? Columnist George McClure explores. Greta Thunberg recently published a damning indictment of those countries due to attend COP26 talks. Referring to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released earlier this year, Thunberg highlights the amount of work, time, and effort required to steer clear of ...


COP diaries: day five

13th November 2021

Thursday 4 November This was a day of protests rather than being on the inside of COP26, and it felt foreign not to be surrounded by the metal constructs and royal blue carpets of the SEC gazebos. Luke and Hailie had been covering an Extinction Rebellion protest in Cessnock which, it appeared, was a lot ...


In conversation with Nicola Sturgeon: what’s the future for Scotland’s climate action?

12th November 2021

Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn interviewed the first minister this morning at COP26, discussing the conference, its representation of youth, and how Glasgow really is the best city in the world. Scotland has one of the world’s most ambitious net-zero targets, aiming to cut emissions to this extent by 2045, five years ahead of the rest of ...


COP diaries: day four

9th November 2021

Day 4: Wednesday 3 November I got tipped off about Princes Charles appearing at Kelvingrove Art Gallery for a car viewing, so I decided I may as well try my luck at the gates. Apparently it was a closed-off event, only for press on the list, but there was a slim chance I could ask ...


COP diaries: day three

7th November 2021

Boris, Biden and Bezos: Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn diaries day three at COP26. Morning I’d learned my lesson from the previous day: turning up early means early. I’d asked some of the journalists I’d been with on Monday what time they came in for. “Quarter to six,” one said, a bit too matter-of-factly for a reference ...