Geopolitics

A Push For Loss and Damage Finance at COP27

Loss and damage severely threaten the human rights of affected people, communities and future generations in vulnerable countries. Loss and damage is a climate justice issue. It is causing unprecedented human suffering around the world. This is a strong enough reason for developed countries to act, and COP27 will be the best stage to bring this to the forefront.

Breakthrough Agenda Report Signals Risks to Clean Technology

The first annual Breakthrough Agenda Report indicates that the current progress towards the agenda's goals is lacking. Each of the five main emitting sectors has significant progress to make, particularly in the adoption of clean energy technologies. Hopefully, the report will be a wake-up call to world leaders and will facilitate meaningful climate adaptation discussions at COP27.

UN General Assembly 77 (UNGA 2022) Convenes After Pakistan Flooding

The UN General Assembly 77 comes at a time when climate impacts are at the forefront of the global agenda. From the climate-related disasters in Pakistan to soaring fossil fuel costs, the stage is set for countries to discuss some of the major climate issues that remain unresolved after COP26. This includes the lack of climate funding for developing countries and the growing economic cost of inaction.

Elections in Asia 2022 and Their Effect on the Region

The recent elections in South Korea, Australia and the Philippines have helped paint a picture of the region's net-zero journey. While the new leaders of the three countries have announced some ambitious goals, the overall sense is that more could be done, considering the vast renewable energy potential of the region.

Promising Renewable Energy Statistics 2022 – Revealed By New Global Status Report

Despite the tremendous growth in new renewable energy additions, the energy system transformation is sluggish and fossil fuels continue to be the backbone of the global energy system. Without more engagement on the political front, global decarbonisation will remain a pipe dream.

Importance of Climate Finance and Climate Change to Strengthen Global Solidarity

Analysts are clear: climate financing is insufficient and unevenly distributed. Developing Asian countries, especially those in the south, have to be the most concerned, considering they are the most vulnerable to climate crisis impacts.

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