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COP26 climate summit: Will it be a failure? (Jonathon Porritt and Changhua Wu) E1068

On this episode, we speak to Jonathon Porritt, author of ‘Hope in Hell: A Decade to Confront the Climate Emergency’. He discusses whether people can expect success or failure in an agreement being reached at COP26 that could turn the tide against climate change. He tackles fossil-fuel companies for lying about net zero targets, and addresses Boris Johnson’s record on climate change, along with his recent comments rubbishing plastic recycling. Porritt also talks about the absence of Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping from COP26, and much more.

Finally, we speak to Changhua Wu, executive director of the Professional Association for China’s Environment. She discusses the COP15 biodiversity conference and close cooperation between the UK and China on two issues. She assesses the significance of the COP26 summit being held in Glasgow, and looks at how China is being blamed for the climate crisis despite taking massive strides in renewable energy production for the world. She asks how seriously US envoy John Kerry is taken, why no country is doing enough to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, and much more.

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