Indigenous groups slam ‘business-as-usual’ COP26

26th November 2021


Indigenous groups have said COP26 showed that world leaders’ interests lie with economic bottom lines, rather than tackling the climate crisis.

The It Takes Roots alliance called the carbon trading, carbon capture and storage, and market-based mechanisms sold at COP26 “false solutions”, while working towards net-zero targets, as opposed to zero emissions, was described as a “cover-up for inaction and business-as-usual”.

The Indigenous Environmental Network said all leaders were complicit in the watered-down language of the Glasgow Climate Pact, arguing that the change from ‘phase-out’ to ‘phase-down’ of unabated coal was not made without buy-in from all parties. It also said “serious alarms” had been raised after the agreement included a lack of consensus on loss and damage finance.

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