By Kathleen Biggins
When talking about climate change, C-Change makes a point of looking at both the concerns about and hopes for addressing the risks. While at the COP28 summit, we saw plenty of both – and even more so now, on the heels of the concluding agreement to “transition away” from fossil fuels.
In the discussion of whether that vaguely worded accord will have any real consequence in reducing our carbon emissions, some people might be losing sight that there was indeed real progress made at COP28. We think it’s important to take a look at how important some of the pledges and commitments will be – among them, tripling renewables and doubling energy efficiency by 2030, significantly cutting methane emissions, and recognizing the role of climate change on health and safety.
This opinion piece by Michael Bloomberg outlines some of the very real progress made at the summit. It was decisions like these, coupled with the sense of energy and urgency we experienced at COP28, that will propel our momentum in educating people and communities about the need for understanding and action on climate change. You can read it here.