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Shocking tweet by the President of #COP26. Were his dramatics at the closing plenary in Glasgow for real? Here he is, tweeting support to immediate expansion of UK oil and gas. What "new clean energy technology" is he talking about? Stay with the thread... 1/n
See the letter from UK Secy of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to oil & gas industry that President of #COP26 is referring to. Open encouragement to invest in oil and gas expansion. New round of auctions of leases to begin. 2/n
Breathtaking hypocrisy. The Energy Secy. asks industry "to set out how you will reinvest profits, double down on investments in the clean energy transition (sic!) and importantly to maximise domestic oil and gas production." 3/n
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"You say you're no longer a libertarian, but also say you're not a leftist, so aren't you by definition a centrist?"

I don't know. I've stopped trying to define myself by labels, and instead define myself by my ideals and principles. So this 🧵 is my politics. You decide labels.
I believe in inalienable human rights first and foremost, that I can derive from evolution and common sense. Rights to free speech, freedom of religion, freedom to make a living, freedom of movement in public, and freedom from arbitrary arrest, and of course freedom to live.
Each of these should be unrestricted for an individual as long as they don't infringe on one of the rights of others. Your freedom of religion for example can't interfere with the rights of others, the way right wingers do.

There are two more rights that are derived from these
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Open and frank exchange today at the 🇪🇺🇨🇳 Summit

There must be respect for international law and Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

China, as a Permanent member of the UN Security Council, has a special responsibility.
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China’s reputation is at stake.
 
This is about trust, reliability and decisions on long-term investments.
 
Every day 🇪🇺🇨🇳 trade amounts to €2 billion.

🇷🇺🇨🇳 trade, €330 million.
 
A prolongation of the war and more disruption to the world economy is in no-one’s interest.
We continue to cooperate constructively on climate.
 
We want to build on this to prepare for #COP27.

The high prices of fossil fuels should encourage us to move towards renewables and decarbonisation.
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“It is up to us as we move forward to @COP27_Egypt to move to the moment of implementation and action.” –
@WAKAEgypt
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“We tend to forget, that the 💲100bn [of #ClimateFinace] is an arbitrary figure, that is very far from the needs actually required.” @WAKAEgypt via @WRIClimate on the release of the #IPCC #AR6 WGII report and its #LossAndDamage implications. Image
“We have a serious problem funding #adaptation. There is a reality that we have to contend with.” -
@WAKAEgypt @Cop27P
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Good to hear @nicolasturgeo reaffirm 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿’s commitment to do everything necessary in the months and years ahead to end climate injustice, including gender injustice, during her address to the @WRIClimate and @IPCC_CH event on #LossAndDamage this #InternationalWomensDay Image
"🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 broke a taboo at #COP26 by committing for the 1st time ever funding to address #LossAndDamage. Wallonia and philanthropies followed suit. We need to keep working to ensure the issue continues to move up the climate agenda" says @NicolaSturgeon 💪💪🏽💪🏿#PayUp4LossAndDamage Image
"We need more countries, particularly the richest and biggest countries, to act [on #LossAndDamage]." @NicolaSturgeon via @WRIClimate on the release of the #IPCC #AR6 WGII report and the need for #LossAndDamage finance at #COP27. Image
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#ExtremeWeather Split screen.

Two world's apart.

The US Eastern Seaboard and Madagascar.

The US experiencing yet another of what it calls "bomb cyclone". Madagascar about to experience a cyclone which will be much more like a bomb.
Both #Extrremeweather events caused by climate change, and 30+ years of failure to address known extreme damage to the biosphere caused by avoidable harms.

One nation responsible for the peril.

Another defenceless against it's catastrophic harms.
In one nation the harms will be felt mostly in travel delays.

In the other nation many will likely die, and 100s of thousands will have their lives scared and livelihoods threatened, and will likely be dependent on humanitarian aid for months if not years.
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UNSG @antonioguterres's speech Friday to the UNGA [here >> unmultimedia.org/avlibrary/asse… ] is more important than his Press Conference [in the quoted thread]. He addresses structural issues in International Governance - especially wrt Global Finance, Climate Change and Technology.
At the beginning of the speech he issues numerous issues relevant to the developing world generally with a focus on Africa. He also addresses the need for reform of global governance institutions - presumably including the UN.
Later in the speech he addresses security issues - beginning a lengthy list of specific crises with a mention of Ethiopia - on which no questions were asked in his Press Conference.
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❗️ STARTING NOW | Our #TalkingAfricaEurope on Climate and Energy begins. On the agenda:
🌿 #ClimateAction
🌍 #AUEUSummit
🤝 #CitizenEngagement
… and much more!
↪️ frnds.eu/AEFCLEN
Kicking off our first #TalkingAfricaEurope discussion on the year, Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chairman @Mo_IbrahimFdn, notes the importance of having cross-continental discussions, especially ahead of the #AUEUSummit. ⤵️
Joining us at today's #TalkingAfricaEurope discussion, @CharlesMichel, @eucopresident, stresses that the next #AUEUSummit should be "the opportunity for a new paradigm, for a new approach, for a new alliance between Africa and Europe". #ReimagineAfricaEurope
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Was bringt das #Klimajahr 2022? Hier ein kleiner Ausblick auf #IPCC Bericht Teil 2+3, #G7 & #G20, Klima-#Sofortprogramm, Bericht des Expertenrats @ERK_Klima, EU-#Fitfor55, #COP27, und, und, und...
Es gibt wieder viel zu tun! Ein 🧵1/n
2/ Das Jahr startet mit einer kritischen Bilanz für 2021 durch @AgoraEW: Der Anteil #Erneuerbarer am Stromverbrauch sinkt auf 42,3% und fällt damit zurück auf das Niveau von 2019. Die Emissionen stiegen ggü dem Corona-Jahr 2020 um 4,5% agora-energiewende.de/presse/neuigke…
3/ Die offiziellen Zahlen für die Emissionen 2021 kommen am 15.3. vom @Umweltbundesamt und werden bis 15.4. durch den #Expertenrat für Klimafragen @ERK_Klima geprüft. Dann ist auch klar, welche Sektorziele verfehlt wurden und wo Sofortprogramme notwendig werden
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Today's thread is a tale of two (Feltman) briefings. The first of which was hosted by the USIP on Nov 2nd in Washington.

This briefing - which many will be familiar with - took place on the 2nd day of the COP26 world leaders summit in Glasgow.
The timing was also:
- One month after Feltman visited Sudan in the first of two failed attempts to stop the coup there.
- One month after US Climate Envoy John Kerry annouced a decision made in Sept. for Egypt to host #cop27
- A week and a day after the Coup in Sudan.
In the USIP briefing Feltman read, very emotionally, a prepared statement, one which covers a lot of ground, and which contains much of the bluster which we have come to expect from U.S. imperial declarations.
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Joe Murray, coordinator of 🇮🇪 NGO @AfriPeace, is correct in stating that the global defence sector (militaries, industry and ministries) have a large carbon footprint. However, he is disingenuous in using that fact to undermine Ireland's defence sector. 🧵irishexaminer.com/opinion/commen…
First, the militaries of the US, UK, Netherlands, Slovenia, New Zealand, Ireland and others are leading efforts to decarbonise bases, operations and vehicles in order to reduce their carbon footrprints in line with public sector "net zero" targets. This will be evident at #COP27
It's early days, but their ambitions are genuine: reducing reliance on fossil fuels has significant cost savings and operational advantages as well as addressing national climate action responsibilities. Soldiers have families too. No one wants climate change.
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We understand the anger against politicians at #COP26 for delivering a weak, inadequate #ClimateChange agreement. But blaming individual decision-makers ignores the fact that the system rewards failure. Here’s how we tackle that reality. 🧵 (1/15)
Here’s the problem: the profits of the #FossilFuel economy are kept largely separate from its costs. That means that countries/companies/investors who generate products and burn fuels that cause #ClimateChange pocket the profits while others pay the price. 💵 (2/15)
As a result, #FossilFuels appear profitable, and there’s massive incentive for political and economic structures to treat these industries as wealth creators. Which creates incentives for climate denial, downplaying the role of the #FossilFuel industry, etc. (3/15)
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India proposed the #COP26 agreement should state "all fossil fuels to be phased down".

But it seems the UK and US wanted to focus on coal to deflect from oil and gas.

All three are climate destroyers and must be phased out as quickly as possible.
Instead of joining the new @beyondoilgas alliance, the UK and US are opening up new oil and gas fields despite the mass death they will cause and despite the @IEA saying they are not needed.



@tessakhan is the interviewee here
Per capita, India is responsible for a tiny proportion of the carbon in the atmosphere.

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Historic. And insufficient. That is the dilemma of climate era. We are so stuck in our current systems & so heavily influenced by incumbents who stand to benefit from status quo that even the qualified acknowledgement in text of #COP26 of one fossil fuel, coal feels historic. 🧵
Yet 86% emissions trapped in our atmosphere come from three products coal, oil & gas. Ten years ago 80% of global energy consumption came from those fossil fuels & today? 80%. That’s not because of lack of cheap renewables at scale. It’s because lack of political courage #cop26
#boga is also historic. 11 countries & sub nationals committing to atop expansion of oil and gas and wind down. But in reflection after last two weeks it just seems so sad & absurd that countries announcing they will try & do what science tells us we have to do. #COP26
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Paris is working. Despite the COVID-19 crisis, we have accelerated action, the COP has responded to the IPCC’s call to close the gap towards 1.5, and coal is in the text. But there is a lot more to do. #COP26 1/6
The commitments & claims of the first week on finance, forests, end of public finance for fossil fuel, methane and cars must now be translated into real policy and incorporated in the new NDCs that has to be delivered by 2022. And Oil and gas production still to be addressed. 2/6
Greenwashing is the new climate denial & we have seen too much at play in this COP. We must strengthen accountability mechanisms for net-zero going forward. 3/6
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What can we do with this #COP26 Cover Text beyond the UN process?

1 - ram that phase out of fossil fuel subsidies down the throat of every investor, every insurer and the financial markets. Stranded assets in oil, gas and coal are about to become ‘toxic assets’.
2 - start the pressure TODAY for bigger, better, stronger NDCs next year. We are now in a one year not five year cycle. Campaigners, funders and all of us need to switch to prepping demands ASAP
3 - start speaking about a Loss & Damage Facility as an inevitability - the most affected people and areas require nothing else. Model it, propose structures and even name it. Make it real.
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As one of the first @hlcchampions, congratulations to @TopNigel & especially to @gmunozabogabir for his 3 years of hard work to raise ambition and the credibility of real economy pledges. We can’t deliver Paris without this action! #RaceToZero #COP26 1/5
Your drive & energy has brought us the #RaceToZero –growing since Madrid – #RaceToResilience & #GFANZ I fully support the plans to continuously improve the Marrakech Partnership (MPGCA). The next 5 years of the MPGCA must accelerate exponential change to keep 1.5C in sight. 2/5
Critical these plans include clear expectations for credible, transparent, fair, science-based (incl pre-2030 action) and independently accountable net zero targets, including considering the outputs of @antonioguterres Expert Review Group on non-state action 3/5
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New over-arching draft texts just out at #COP26 - unfccc.int/sites/default/… and unfccc.int/sites/default/…
More detailed analyses of everything will doubtless follow but on a quick take:
Serious language on the severity of climate impacts remains ('alarm'... 'impacts being felt in every region')
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Egypt will host #cop27
Egyptian Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad says at #cop26 that COP27 will be an African COP. “We hope that we can make a breakthrough on priority areas… such as climate finance, adaptation, loss and damage to go along with the progress on mitigation efforts…”
COP27 will be in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh
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There was a marked change in tone in the UNSC meeting held 8th November on "Peace and Security in Africa" which addressed the escalating conflict in Ethiopia.

Most notable of all was the statement from @USAmbUN which came at the end.
Amb. Linda Thomas Greenfield finally delivered a full throated condemnation of TPLF violence in Amhara and Afar demanding their withdrawal nearly four months after TPLF forces launched its offensive in mid-July, after rejecting a unilateral ceasefire announced by GoE on 28 June.
Yesterday's @StateDept briefing from Ned Price @StateDeptSpox also covered the escalating crisis in Ethiopia closely - the UNSC and the US are now deferring to the mediation effort led by former Nigerian President @Oolusegun_obj. state.gov/briefings/depa…
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Should an authoritarian nation involved in hostilities against its neighbours be hosting the next COP?

Question and answer addressed to OCHA Policy Chief Hans Joerg Strohmeyer at #COP26 by Scoop Media 9 November 2021
Question from Scoop answered by OCHA Chief, Policy Development and Studies Branch Hans Joerg Strohmeyer - OCHA is the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs which is responsible for coordinating humanitarian aid delivery around the world.
The question relates to a recent decision to award COP27 to Egypt - made in September 2021 - and announced by US Climate Change Envoy John Kerry on October 2nd 2021, on the same day that US special envoy to the HoA Jeffrey Feltman was dispatched to Sudan to prevent a coup.
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CAT global update: Glasgow has a credibility gap between talk and action. If all govts met their 2030 targets, we would have 2.4˚C of warming in 2100. But right now, current policies put us at 2.7˚C. bit.ly/CAT_Global2021
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The 2030 #emissionsgap has only closed by 15-17% in the past year. Global GHG’s in 2030 will still be twice as high as what’s needed for 1.5˚C
#COP26Glasgow
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There’s still a massive 19-23 gigatonne gap betw 2030 targets & 1.5˚C compatibility in 2030. These are the countries impacting the gap. What’s stopping action? #natgas & #coal. Still too much coal in the pipeline, and gas is still a fossil fuel /4
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#COP26 warning: There's going to be a LOT of media attention. That's very good. But it also means you're going to get a LOT of takes on what it all means.

Going to get a head start and give you THE take.

Ok, not really, but here's a framework to put the takes in their place.🧵
For the uninitiated, which I suspect is >99% of the world, COP is an annual United Nations meeting (except in pandemic years) that creates the space for countries to work together to stabilize global temperatures, adapt to the warming that's inevitable and save the planet.
Do I have your attention now? No, really, that's important. Most COP meetings are so procedurally boring that most news stories about them are equally boring. And that means most news readers don't really care about this planet-saving meeting.
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