Parole, parole, parole

Published on 17 November 2021 at 09:10

COP26 in Glasgow ended on 13 November after two weeks of bitter negotiations on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The 200 delegates were divided on a series of agreements considered insufficient by many observers and activists.

While there was at least some noteworthy progress — such as the commitment to exit fossil fuels, the re-evaluation of certain mechanisms established in the 2015 Paris Agreement, as well as the unexpected China-US dialogue — the bitter aftertaste left by this supposedly decisive climate conference is hard to overcome.

The demands of the most vulnerable countries, the question of compensation from rich countries, the creation of financial instruments to fight against global warming: all have been postponed, at least until COP27 in Egypt next year.

None of this escaped the eyes of critics and cartoonists. Voxeurop looks back at COP26 through a selection of the best press cartoons.

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