Decoder Replay: Tackling climate change with good COPs, bad COPs

Decoder Replay: Tackling climate change with good COPs, bad COPs

For years, governments have engaged in marathon annual talks to try to end global warming. But they often fall frustratingly short. A giant sculpture tops the Museum of the Future in Dubai. Credit: Lyonerov CC by 4.0 Editor’s note: Beginning 28 November, some...

With COP28 beginning in Dubai this week (late November 2023), help your students contribute to the climate conversation with this article originally published in October 2022 ahead of COP27 in Egypt. Climate journalist Alister Doyle runs down what to expect with these global summits — and why they often fall short.

Exercise: Read the article with your class to cover the background and purpose of COPs. Then, have students find current media coverage of the event. How does today’s coverage compare to Doyle’s piece from one year ago? What, if anything, has changed? Is the general consensus on climate change mitigation more or less optimistic than it was a year ago?

Building a carbon-free future

Building a carbon-free future

The Paris climate change talks sent a signal a carbon-free future is within reach. Now, everything can start to change. Here are some solutions. Paris Smart City 2050, copyright Vincent Callebaut Architectures The great success of the Paris climate change talks was...

Tag: carbon