Catherine Brahic, the environment editor at The Economist, joins Earth911’s Mitch Ratcliffe to discuss her November 16, 2020, editorial, “The world could turn a corner on climate change.” She explains that the United Nations’ upcoming COP26 meeting — when world leaders will renew and update their climate change commitments — was postponed to fall 2021. Brahic shares her assessments of climate progress to date and the pivotal roles of China and the United States in 2021 when scientists and policymakers say aggressive action is essential to preventing a 1.5 degrees Celsius increase in average atmospheric temperature. Yet, Brahic is optimistic because of the return of the U.S. to the Paris Climate Accord under Joe Biden and recent corporate investments in green bonds and greenhouse gas reductions.
You can read Catherine Brahic’s editorial, “The world could turn a corner on climate change,” at The Economist.
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