July 2, 2022

COP26 Eight Months Later: Where Do Things Stand in the Climate Change Fight?

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Last November, world leaders made a host of climate pledges during the COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland. In the months since, evidence is emerging that countries are not immediately abiding by their promises.

Jackson Ewing, senior fellow at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, told Spectrum News NY1 that is not necessarily surprising as countries respond to their perceived needs in the short term. Ewing expressed some optimism, however, about the progress the international community has made overall.

“We see planning, particularly in countries like China that see relatively modest plateauing of emissions growth through the 2020s, followed by quite a precipitous decline from 2030 onward,” he said.