COP26 is the real thing and not a drill

The path to a new energy economy is clear, but it is technically and politically difficult

People take part in a Climate March ahead of the COP26 climate summit, in Brussels, on Oct 10, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS
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(FINANCIAL TIMES) - The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms that human activities are having a profound effect on the climate. But, more happily, the International Energy Agency's (IEA) World Energy Outlook 2021 (WEO 2021) shows that we know what to do about it, in substantial detail and at an affordable cost.

Yet we are not doing what we should do and so emissions continue to rise. Will that change at COP26 in Glasgow? I doubt it.

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