One of the persons of 2021

Our planet is in danger and therefore we need some strong voices to come up for her. Indigenous activist and member of the Waorani nation from the Amazonian Region of Ecuador, Nemonte Nenquimo is one of such figures who got attention in 2021.

Verhaal van hoop – verdriet en troost

Glasgow had zoveel meer kunnen en moeten betekenen, maar wij staan niet stil. Overal ter wereld komt een krachtige beweging tot stand. Als burger moet u beseffen dat we niet alleen zijn en dat uw stem ook impact kan hebben. We worden elke dag sterker en invloedrijker.

A follow-up for COP26

The world leaders did not achieve immediate, drastic, unprecedented, annual emission cuts at the source which means they’re failing when it comes to this climate crisis.
Now the world shall have to wait for further negotiations, for many countries  (like the Maldives) the answer or action shall be too late.

Wereldwijde roep om verandering vond geen goede echo

Een gedeeltelijk teleurstellend eindresultaat voor de COP26, maar nog een opening naar volgend jaar.

Climate talks with a familiar outcome

In the Paris Agreement in 2015, countries committed to limit temperature rises to “well below” 2C and pursue efforts to limit them to 1.5C to avoid the most dangerous storms, droughts, crop failures, floods and disease.
Scientists have warned keeping temperature rises to 1.5C requires global emissions to be cut by 45% by 2030, and to zero overall by mid-century.
Our fragile planet is still hanging by a thread. We are still knocking on the door of climate catastrophe whilst so many countries again proved that their economic interests are more important than the saving of the planet.

Charities demand radicalism in face of officials’ delay

Placing faith in net-zero targets and attempting to offset future carbon emissions with “business as usual” would condemn the world to catastrophe, a coalition of green and human rights groups warned on 8 November.

Young people at COP26 have to “Stay angry”

Because of worldleaders falling short, youngsters have to keep raising their voices, Barack Obama agrees because the worldleaders have not done nearly enough to address this crisis.

Joe Biden has criticised the leaders of China and Russia for not turning up to the COP26 climate summit

US President Joe Biden said that Xi Jinping’s absence was a “big mistake” and that Vladimir Putin, his Russia’s wilderness, was burning whilst their president “stays mum” about the issue.

The end of week one at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow

More than 40 countries have promised to phase out coal by 2050, and another 100 leaders have pledged to end and reverse deforestation by 2030.

Each of the small voices important

In the last three years more and more youngsters joined campaigners all over Europe expressing concerns that carbon offsetting ventures do not deliver on what they promised.

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