Climate Change Agreement

The author, Francesca Edralin, stands before the COP26 sign in Glasgow. (Image courtesy Francesca Edralin)

George Washington University
Despite all advocating for the same issue of climate change, the energies and objectives of each space at COP26 were actually quite different. But what we need is to work together.
A colorful sky warms up the landscape view of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China

A view of the Forbidden City from Jingshan Park in Beijing. (Daniel Mathis/Creative Commons 3.0)

George Washington University
Today is the final day of COP26. How should we reflect on the conference? What discussions remain to be tackled?

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President, American Conservation Coalition
The Road to COP26 | At COP26, the American Conservation Coalition will host the first-ever Global Conservative Climate Summit, showcasing conservative leadership on environmental issues.
In a crowd of people in front of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., a sign reads: "Planet BEFORE Profit: change the politics, not the CLIMATE!"

Protesters at a 2019 climate march in Washington, D.C. (Victoria Middleton/Planet Forward)

Digital Editor, Planet Forward
The Road to COP26 | You often hear conversations about how to convert climate change deniers into science believers. Yet I don’t see a cultural struggle for “hearts and minds,” but a material struggle for power.
Glasgow university, with a distinctive central spire, is seen from the air, with a cluster of trees turning autumnal colors in the foreground

As researchers, we're focused on how to connect our university to our local communities. How might Glasgow University, shown here, connect with the community around it? (Ian Dick/Flickr/Creative Commons 2.0)

Research Director for Sustainable GW | George Washington University
The Road to COP26 | As student and faculty representatives at COP26, GW senior Jane Barkholz and Dr. Robert Orttung aim to connect the university to the broader community taking action to address climate change.

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Executive Director, Global Council for Science and the Environment
The Road to COP26 | The head of the Global Council for Science and the Environment is going to COP26 to ensure that science is included in "deliberations, negotiations, and decisions that are rigorous and durable."

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SUNY-ESF Chief Sustainability Officer
The Road to COP26 | "It was with resolve that I started to work on climate-related issues, although I didn’t know at the time I was focused on what was an emerging existential crisis."

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Planet Forward Advisory Council | Holland & Knight
The Road to COP26 | Despite the challenging circumstances, continuing these international climate change negotiations remains essential to move the planet forward — and this COP meeting will be an important one.
Planet Forward
The Road to COP26 is a series of short essays from amazing people in our Planet Forward community.  Some of these authors are attending COP. Some aren't. Some have high hopes for progress and success. Some are... less optimistic about the potential... Read More

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Founding Director, Planet Forward
The stories we tell matter. They can bring us together or tear us apart. The stories that come from Glasgow will inevitably highlight conflict and tension, setback and adversity. But it’s vital to find the subplots that reveal solutions, too.  

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