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We can't buy our way out of the climate crisis

2 monthes ago   |   By Friends of the Earth Scotland

As we look with a mixture of anticipation and trepidation towards the 26 th United Nations annual climate change negotiations - otherwise known as COP26 - coming to Glasgow in November 2020, this year's talks in Madrid are being characterised as comparatively trivial to those of next year.
Yet one of the key issues on the table in Madrid has the potential to fatally undermine the goals of the Paris Agreement to hold global warming to well below 2ºC and aim for 1.5ºC. That is the highly controversial question of agreeing rules for carbon markets, the only part of the Paris Agreement that...
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