THE TAGLINE for this year’s United Nations climate talks, known as COP25, held in Madrid, was “Tiempo de actuar”: time for action. Yet, despite running nearly two days into overtime, finishing only on Sunday December 15th, the talks failed to produce real action to tackle climate change.
H/T: The Economist
"Thankfully the weak rules on a market based mechanism, promoted by Brazil and Australia, that would have undermined efforts to reduce emissions has been shelved ...”— Andrew Laird (@ReclaimAnglesea) December 15, 2019
(It’s so shameful. Our “Government” is a big part of the problem #auspol #COP25 #COP26) https://t.co/pnBU9fHlK3
great, the outcome of COP25 was basically nothing. postponing key decisions until next year, no increased support to suffering countries, no commitments made by big polluters to decrease emissions. if we don't curb carbon emissions in the next year... we are kinda fucked?— frida 🌏 (@frostyfri) December 15, 2019
EU agrees on 2050 climate neutrality target, but some say COP25 climate talks didn't do enough https://t.co/SJLer0lNER— Rui Almeida (@basalmeida) December 15, 2019
Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg went to the U.N. climate summit in Madrid this week and addressed the media — but then he refused to take questions from reporters. We tried. https://t.co/nWy2bp5pvP pic.twitter.com/ebyQz2gAAf— Democracy Now! (@democracynow) December 14, 2019
What a colossul waste of time, money and resources. See below for a great analogy.