October 29, 2020

What COVID-19 has Cost the Climate

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

COVID-19 has led to the postponement of next month’s international climate talks at the annual Conference of the Parties (COP) to November 2021. A year without a COP has people asking: What will the impact be on future climate action? How do we facilitate more climate discussion?

In a post for the Brookings Institution's Future Development blog, Energy Access Project at Duke policy associate Victoria Plutshack and four co-authors look at Chile’s ambitious voluntary coal retirement scheme as an example of how informal conversations between international stakeholders at COPs can become leverage for policy change at home.