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From October 31 to November 12 of 2021, 197 countries of the world met in Glasgow Scotland at COP26 to discuss climate change, emissions targets, mitigation, and collaboration. It was the first meeting like this since 2019, so the importance of the event was further emphasized. The world held it’s breath as the conference came to a close, and breathed a sigh of relief when the COP26 Glasgow Climate Pact was unveiled. In this bonus episode, we’re going to look at what exactly happened, what it means for the climate in the coming years, and where we are at as a planet as we try to pull ourselves free of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Glasgow Climate Pact text- https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/resource/cop26_auv_2f_cover_decision.pdf
How to Save a Planet episode – https://gimletmedia.com/shows/howtosaveaplanet/5whvgxa/we-go-inside-the-cop26-climate-talks
COP info – https://unfccc.int/process/bodies/supreme-bodies/conference-of-the-parties-cop?page=%2C%2C%2C0%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C0%2C0
CARE’s report on COP26 – https://careclimatechange.org/what-happened-at-cop26/
Greenpeace’s report – https://www.greenpeace.org.uk/news/what-happened-at-cop26/
WWF’s report – https://www.wwf.org.uk/updates/what-happened-cop26
UN summary – https://unric.org/en/cop26-a-snapshot-of-the-agreement/
Video of Alok Sharma – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLmaumUTqVE
Innovating a Bright Future is the podcast that brings together technology and climate action in an engaging interview format that showcases some of the most interesting initiatives taking place across the globe. If you are someone who cares about climate change but you’re tired of hearing about how the world is going to explode in a few short years if we don’t do something soon (What does that even mean?), then this podcast is for you. We stay away from divisive politics and meaningless numbers with no context, and instead I interview climate action leaders implementing revolutionary ideas that are helping to reduce our impact on the world around us. Listen to this podcast to learn, be inspired, and find new ideas to look into even more. If you are interested in getting involved, please use any of the contacts or social media listed below, and look into the links below for actionable things you can do right now.
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My name is Avry Krywolt, I am a student from Alberta Canada, I am passionate about taking action against climate change, and I am the host of Innovating a Bright Future. I’ve noticed through my own experience that the number of people concerned about climate change is growing quickly. At the same time, the information being presented to the public is, in most cases, a sad sigh of defeat, irrational denialism, or frantic screaming that does no one any good. The fact is that climate change is happening, but it is not hopeless, and you are not powerless. TED speaker and climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe said that “The most important thing you can for climate change is talk about it.” so let’s talk about it. Let’s learn about solar energy and battery storage, let’s dig into green hydrogen, and wind, and the power of water, and the importance of sustainable energy. Let’s learn and let’s discuss. We aren’t doomed, but we have to work hard in order to keep climate change from wreaking real havoc on our world. So let’s get to work.
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