Climate action must now focus on the global rich and their corporations

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The latest UN climate talks, known as COP24, have just concluded.

  • Nicholas Beuret
  • The Conversation

The supposed story this time was one of a grinding victory by the EU and developing nations over recalcitrant petro-states – Russia, the US, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

These four, condemned as “climate villains” over the past week, worked to block the adoption of a critical IPCC report that detailed how woefully inadequate current international action was for limiting future climate change to 1.5C.

Building on a previous COP in Paris in 2015, this meeting focused on writing the “rulebook” for the…

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