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‘Loss and Damage’ Fund and Inclusive Adaptation: Missing in Climate Action – COP CAS student blog

‘Loss and Damage’ Fund and Inclusive Adaptation: Missing in Climate Action – COP CAS student blog

A post-COP27 blog from Shahrina Rahman on Loss and Damage Fund.
Was COP27 another ice sheet that just melted? – COP CAS student blog

Was COP27 another ice sheet that just melted? – COP CAS student blog

A post-COP27 blog from Dannielle Roche on her experience attending the Climate Conference.
Should Africa stall its growth as we push for net zero by 2050? – COP CAS student blog

Should Africa stall its growth as we push for net zero by 2050? – COP CAS student blog

By Oluwafemi Olasunkanmi Royal Aliu History made it clear that the developed worlds of today started and sustained their growth with coal and are the largest contributors of global fossil fuel emission to the atmosphere. When you walk ...
From Blue Planet to Dirty Planet: It’s about time we clean up! – COP CAS student blog

From Blue Planet to Dirty Planet: It’s about time we clean up! – COP CAS student blog

By Chris Pesso The climate crisis is closely linked to the water crisis. With temperatures fluctuating throughout the world, we have experienced extreme droughts in Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti, and Ethiopia to severe floods in Pakistan. The ...
Has COP27 paved the way for a sustainable future, or secured our descent into climate disaster? – COP CAS student blog

Has COP27 paved the way for a sustainable future, or secured our descent into climate disaster? – COP CAS student blog

By Kerry Stewart The final negotiations in COP27 are taking place at this moment. In a series of small huddles in a seminar room in Sharm El-Sheikh, delegates debate the final sticking points of the COP27 agreement. But what has been agreed ...
The need for a push from ‘Power, Profit and Patriarchy’ to ‘People, Planet and Prosperity’ – COP CAS student blog

The need for a push from ‘Power, Profit and Patriarchy’ to ‘People, Planet and Prosperity’ – COP CAS student blog

By Shahrina Rahman and Chris Pesso “Too few women are participating in COP27 climate negotiations, charities, activists and politicians have warned”. (Esme Stallard, BBC News Climate and Science). The UN Framework Convention on Climate ...
COP27 closed, case still open – COP CAS student blog

COP27 closed, case still open – COP CAS student blog

By Philippa Oppenheimer As COP27 draws to a close, it’s time to review the progress made and how we move forward from the conference. Parties have concluded negotiations on several technical documents such as the Paris Agreement Committee's ...
Climate success stories: It’s not all doom and gloom – COP CAS student blog

Climate success stories: It’s not all doom and gloom – COP CAS student blog

By Daisy O'Neill, Rana Ozturk, and Laura Reeves The feeling of climate anxiety is a growing phenomenon. With an increasing concern for the average global temperature reaching 1.5 ˚C above pre-industrial levels, many people worry that we are ...
Have we been here before? Loss and Damage: a time travel – COP CAS student blog

Have we been here before? Loss and Damage: a time travel – COP CAS student blog

By Fiona Spuler, Thea Stevens, Catherine Toolan, Alex Moores.  A little over a week into the conference, progress on loss and damage has been discouraging. Robert Muthami, a negotiator from Kenya, updated us on current discussions in the ...

Fostering hope through climate empowerment – COP CAS student blog

By Alex Moores, Fiona Spuler, Catherine Toolan, and Thea Stevens Yesterday was Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) and Civil Society Day at COP27 and accordingly, we heard from several speakers who shared their view of what makes for ...