COP26 Cables: Nothing Is Quite as It Seems in Glasgow

People gather around ‘Little Amal,’ a puppet of a young Syrian refugee girl, during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, November 9, 2021. (Phil Noble/Reuters)

My Competitive Enterprise Institute colleagues and I are filing brief cables on COP26, the international climate conference being held in Glasgow, Scotland. Below is our second dispatch.

TL;DR — Look beneath the surface, and all is not as it seems. Contentious relations between street activists and official delegates to COP26 are theater. Claims by many countries about emissions reductions don’t stand up to scrutiny.

Deceptive Dynamics Drive Negotiations

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T here is a symbiotic set of relationships just beneath the surface at the COP26 meetings between the delegates’ negotiating targets for implementing Paris climate commitments and the activists’ marching and banging drums in the streets,

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