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The Forgotten Climate Crisis?

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Add to Bookmarks Apr 7, 2022 Despite widespread worries about global warming, more immediate economic concerns – amplified by the ongoing war in Ukraine – risk pushing climate policy down the political agenda. But, as the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes clear, the world has no time to lose in its race to reach carbon neutrality. In this Big Picture, Mary Robinson, Chair of The Elders, argues that redressing the shortcomings of last year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow will require major emitters to

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Despite widespread worries about global warming, more immediate economic concerns – amplified by the ongoing war in Ukraine – risk pushing climate policy down the political agenda. But, as the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes clear, the world has no time to lose in its race to reach carbon neutrality.

In this Big Picture, Mary Robinson, Chair of The Elders, argues that redressing the shortcomings of last year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow will require major emitters to deliver on critical “climate justice” issues like financing for vulnerable countries. And Helen Clark, a former prime minister of New Zealand, Dan Smith of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, and Margot...

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