The UN’s climate conference in Egypt limped over the finish line Sunday morning with a commitment to launch a fund to compensate poor countries suffering from catastrophic climate-change events. The breakthrough spared the COP27 event from total collapse.
Under Brazil’s President Bolsonaro, deforestation accelerated, threatening not only wildlife and Indigenous communities but also the global climate. Newly elected President Lula has promised to give the forest a second chance. Will it be enough?
The UN environment agency’s report finds there is “no credible pathway to 1.5C in place” and that “woefully inadequate” progress on cutting carbon emissions means the only way to limit the worst impacts is a “rapid transformation of societies”.