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Earth Minute: COP26 Overview

The United Nations climate summit in Glasgow has come to a disconcerting close against a backdrop of false solutions aimed at prolonging business as usual, amidst an intensifying climate crisis.

The UN focused on promoting the privatization of nature at COP26 through schemes such as “Net Zero” emissions, carbon markets and “Nature-Based Solutions. These schemes threaten forests, Indigenous communities and endangered species, including elephants and whales for carbon markets.

According to Ivonne Yanez of Acción Ecológica of Ecuador, “Whale offsets are the epitome of the false solutions being promoted here in Glasgow at the United Nations climate change summit. This is privatization of Nature at its most absurd.”

We are closer than ever to climate tipping points that require a fundamental systemic transformation, not false solutions that will escalate the climate crisis, environmental destruction, and economic inequality.

For the Earth Minute and the Sojourner Truth Show this is Theresa Church with Global Justice Ecology Project.

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