The failure of COPitalism

November 19, 2021 — Climate & Capitalism – Ecologist, November 12, 2021

The time of monsters

Even on its own terms, the outcome of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow was catastrophic
Over 100,000 demonstrated in the streets of Glasgow

by Brendan Montague

The future was supposed to be copitalism: a new global economic paradigm where national governments work together through the United Nations (UN) Conference of the Parties (COP) process to limit emissions and prevent runaway climate breakdown – while leaving capitalism otherwise intact.

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COP26: India ends up as fall guy

16 November 2021 — Indian Punchline

A coal mine in Dhanbad, India

Greta Thurnberg, the famous Swedish climate change activist, summed up that the deal reached at COP26 at Glasgow on Saturday was “very, very vague” with several loopholes. She told the media in Glasgow that the pact only “succeeded in watering down the blah, blah, blah”.

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‘A Crime Against Humanity’: The ‘Greenwash Festival’ Of COP26

8 November 2021 — Media Lens

One of the most damning assessments of COP26, the UN climate conference being held in Glasgow, came from Greta Thunberg, the Swedish climate activist:

‘#COP26  has been named the must excluding COP ever.
This is no longer a climate conference.
This is a Global North greenwash festival.
A two week celebration of business as usual and blah blah blah.’

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COP26: Wall Street rolls out climate finance

5 November 2021 — Indian Punchline

Low-carbon Energy and Environmental Protection Technology Special Exhibition Zone, 4th CIIE, Shanghai, Nov. 4, 2021

The US climate envoy John Kerry is getting down to the real business at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Glasgow after President Joe Biden has had his photo-ops, made his idiosyncratic public remarks and flew back home.

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Code Red: How can we prevent climate catastrophe?

13 August 2021 — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

IPCC report proves our rulers have failed: it’s time for radical change

by Martin Empson

The release of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis) presented us with a grim coincidence. The report was published as parts of the world were literally on fire. Wildfires in Turkey and Greece forced the evacuation of thousands of people, with dozens of phone videos capturing the same apocalyptic drama. The fires made it into Western news because they were happening in tourist hotspots. The disaster was made worse by the European Union’s neoliberal pro-market policies that have cut firefighting services in the name of austerity.

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Ecosocialist Alliance Statement on G7 Meeting

7 June 2021 — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

Towards COP26

For a just ecosocialist transition from capitalism’s unsustainable chaos

Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US (and the EU) have a great part of the immense wealth of the richest countries in the world in 2021. This wealth is more than sufficient to provide for the needs for food, water, health, housing and education of the global population.

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