Blog Post - October 2020

What COVID-19 has cost the climate

Victoria Plutshack, Claudio Huepe Minoletti, Beatriz Hernandez Perez, Paelina DeStephano, Thomas Klug
International climate talks are just more hot air. That is a common running narrative that lies beneath a decade of coverage, whether reporters criticize weak emissions targets, expect only a “spirit of cooperation,” or note failure to even agree on timelines. But this year, with COP26 postponed to November 2021 due to COVID-19, we reflect on how climate talks have contributed to national policy through the story of how Chile's experience at COP23 contributed to their coal phase out.
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