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The COP26 was scheduled to take place in Glasgow, Scotland, in November.
Overexploitation threatens the future of many large animals including sharks and rays. These sleek and majestic animals are often caught as incidental "bycatch" in longline fisheries or targeted specifically for their fins, wings, gill plates, meat, oil, teeth and cartilage.
The future that this generation hands to the next ultimately depends not on our dignitaries and diplomats, but rather on the concrete actions of states and localities, businesses, investors, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, educators, scientists, ecological engineers, utility regulators, legislators, city councils and individual energy consumers.
Bringing Everyone to the Table The participation of indigenous people in that process is key, and their strong presence was
Nelson Mandela, who founded The Elders in 2007, believed transformative leaders needed the generosity and courage to see beyond narrow self-interest. No challenge requires these qualities as much, or as urgently, as climate change.
At this year's COP -- where the strong presence of indigenous people is a noticeable difference from meetings of years past -- AIME presents voices that speak of proven strategies and solutions.
The U.S.-China deal, announced on Nov. 12, commits the U.S. to cutting emissions 26 percent to 28 percent by 2025, and China
While the proposed targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions of these two countries are not sufficient to "fix" the problem of global climate change, this is a crucial first step.
The National Security Agency monitored the communications of other governments ahead of and during the 2009 United Nations climate negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark, according to the latest document from whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The revelation that the NSA was surveilling the communications of leaders during the Copenhagen talks is unlikely to help