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"alok sharma" Discussed on Switched On
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How do you think the event did and adaptation and, well, the financing targets associated with it and also metrics. So I was somewhat surprised that adaptation didn't feature more in cop 27 because host country Egypt and developing countries had been pushing for it to be addressed on a par with mitigation. So historically adaptation has been the ugly sister or something of the mitigation. And so it's generally harder to secure financing for these projects and it just hasn't got the same amount of attention. So there was discussion of various aspects about adaptation, but maybe I can focus one of the optimistic ones, which was on the financing, actually, in Glasgow, who developed countries agreed that they would double adaptation financing between 2019 and 2025, and based on the 2020 figures which is the latest data that we have. It looks like they would be on track to actually meeting this target. But it depends on a multiplicity of factors and we will see how the kind of overlaps with the loss and damage financing, discussions and pan out. So you head into this with scores on a scale of what one to ten, to try and have a sense of how we did in moving forward conversations in all of these different categories and we haven't even gone through everything that we've looked at or that anybody really could look at regarding all the different things that were happening at cop 27. So even for example, this was the first year that there was, I guess, an entire youth area at a cop. There also been a lot of conversation as you reference regarding biodiversity, which actually incidentally has its own cop, and is now starting to feature the one on climate. But if you had, if pressed, let's go through maybe quickfire your three biggest disappointments, but then also the three things that stood out to you as maybe positive surprises in terms of progress and conversations. Okay, so let's start with the good stuff. I think my top three would be that they achieved agreement on this loss and damage funds. That they have recognized the need tackle both climate change and biodiversity loss and they need to do in a coordinated way. A number three, I would say maybe the progress on methane emissions. So this kind of recently has gone up in terms of the people's attention and actually both countries and companies seem to be taking action on that. Often the less good side, I would say the things that I found disappointing was that the reopening of old wounds. So there are various things, for example, there were agreed in the Glasgow climate pact, and you would have thought going into cop 27, we would seek to build on that. However, that wasn't necessarily the case in the article 6 discussions, the discussions on coal, the general kind of overall ambition discussions, the kind of rehashing of the same ground is alarming. I think the lack of progress on the $100 billion a year pledge. What's most concerning is the fact that there seems to be a lack of urgency on the part of developed countries to deliver on that, and what's worth bearing in mind is the important thing is not really how much $100 billion a year is because it's actually maybe a tenth of what's needed to be provided in terms of investment to reach net zero by the middle of the century. But it's the kind of building of trust between developed countries and developing countries, and by providing some climate finance, the idea is that in theory, emerging economies, we've growing emissions should be willing to take on our ambitious commitments themselves. So that's somewhat alarming and then my last one has to be an article 6 because agreeing to not agree and then delaying the discussion for another year is not very reassuring. Okay, so on the topic of delaying the discussion another year, how much of an influence does the host country who set the agenda have on what you think through conversations are in the cop and cops are? And then also how much progress they ultimately end up making. So I think we've seen some of this year and last year. That the host country, it doesn't make the final decision on what's on the agenda, but it certainly construct things. Put focus on things so that certain items get more attention. I think the cop president plays an particularly important part and we saw very kind of distinctive approaches between last year's and this year's where last year we had alok Sharma there, all the time seemingly pushing things forward. This year there seemed to be more of a hands off approach, which I think caused some confusion on the ground and who knows it may not have helped with achieving more ambitious outcome. So now we've got almost a full year for that next group in the UAE and the next comp will be held in Dubai. So for them to think about the sort of things that they want to achieve and to maybe see what sort of progress there can be made on some of these things that have been pushed to next year, and certainly because you will still be here, promise me, because we need another scorecard to find out how we've done on the variously stated targets and what will more than likely be another implementation cost. Well, it certainly needs to be because it did not happen this year. I think that the whole process itself could see some being made more efficient and improved. One of the reasons why it's so difficult to get agreement is it has to be unanimous. And trying to get agreement when you have 200 parties or so is really tough. And some people would argue that it's not important is the specific things that are agreed at these cops, but more the overall direction that it gives to domestic policy makers and companies and
"alok sharma" Discussed on Switched On
"Into cop 27 for your report card when you were looking at where we may or may not be making progress. So it would be really interesting to hear where we actually got to on that in particular in context around loss and damage and maybe what we might think about when we're trying to get this right because it's one thing to be funding certain activities at a cop and one thing I guess a little bit different to actually do it in the end. Yes, indeed, and that's the concerning thing because developed countries don't really have a great track record in terms of delivering on their climate finance commitments. So they made this commitment in Copenhagen to deliver on a $100 billion a year off climate finance by 2020. And we now know that they did not meet their commitments. They are delivered some $83 billion. We suspected as much in Glasgow last year. But unfortunately, the climate pact, there was fairly weak, so it urged developed countries to meet this target through 2025. And what was irksome about that was because the OECD had published scenarios as to when they thought developed countries could meet this target and they said 2023. So they gave two extra years and then additionally is that in the summer of shaking implementation plan, there is no deadline. So the urges them again to meet this, but unfortunately, if we're going to take this as evidence of whether or not they will deliver on the loss and damage funding, things don't look great. Now for a very short break, stay with us. Here for the best business insights, take on tomorrow, the new perspective series from PWC provides global business insights and cutting edge research from a network of global experts. Shining a spotlight on the trends to watch, take on tomorrow is the need to know series, delivering bold insights for bold leaders to help turn today's most pressing issues into tomorrow's opportunities, explore the take on tomorrow series at PWC dot com slash tomorrow. 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The first thing that we needed to do was change our mindset. It's how we can cut costs, how we can grow revenue. How do you decide that magnitude of a digital project? If we didn't become a digitally led consumer brand, we would probably lose. This is digital has the insights you need to accelerate your success. So bring the digital mindset to your organization. Listen now to this is digital on your preferred podcast app. Okay, so another thing that we've alluded to and then let's discuss it. So cop 27 and the G 20, there's a little bit of overlap. And there were discussions at the G 20 that aligned very well with a lot of the dialog at cop 27. That's the just energy transition partnership. And are they referring to that as the G type or the GET P? A jet P, the JP was told by the U.S. government. Okay, so the jetpack, can you tell me what is the jet P? So the jet P is an example of what they call a country platform. So this is this new kind of approach or framework. Where one developing country will reach an agreement with various developed countries who agreed to provide a certain amount of funding, but also to support the developing country to design a strategy to decarbonize. And generally, they focused on the energy sector but sometimes additional sectors like the transport and hydrogens say. And these seem to be growing in popularity so far, it was announcements relating to Egypt and there was an announcement last year related to South Africa and they've made some progress on that in the last year. And there was also the Indonesian one that was announced this year. The jet P exactly. Okay. So you can expect these to happen every year. I would expect to see more of them happen. I think we would see more of them happen, especially if we actually see some of these strategies lead to funding being actually provided to handing it over and more importantly, the projects actually being done in real life. So far, it's all on paper, there's strategies being developed and strategies to develop strategies being developed. So hopefully soon we'll actually see some actual climate action. Now, with the volatility that we've seen with energy prices around the world, I assume that wears a great deal of talk regarding both energy poverty and energy security at this year's cop. How did it feature? It's funny really because there was discussions in various parties say statements of some of the various pressures that they have been facing whether it's the energy crisis and or food security crisis and the need to take account of these pressures. In the same way as in previous years, especially in Glasgow, they talked about the COVID-19 pandemic. So these were all noted in the Sharm el Sheik implementation plan. The cop doesn't tend to focus on bolstering and de security directly rather its focus is on decarbonizing. But these kind of pressures will always affect what kind of commitments parties are willing to make actually on the ground. So one of the things that came up last year in Glasgow was article 6 and this is the conversation around carbon markets, given that this was meant to be the implementation cop, what progress did or didn't we make on article 6 and carbon specifically this year. So article 6 is article 6 of the Paris agreement and this part of the deal is meant to help devise mechanisms that will allow parties to cooperate in order to meet their climate targets. So article 6.2 is where parties can agree bilateral deals to exchange what they call internationally transferred mitigation outcomes which are generally like emission reduction credits in order to help the other party the buyer party to actually achieve their targets and then the other one is article 6.4 and that's very new global offset trading program, a bit like you might have heard of the UN clean development mechanism. So we did make good progress in Glasgow. There were some relic issues that had taken years of negotiations that they actually reached agreement on, but there were some very kind of detailed mechanistic for things that they needed to agree on and show them I'll they didn't. Unfortunately, parties were unable to reach a consensus on many of these issues. So about halfway through the working group that was looking at this issue, specifically issued draft hex, which essentially said they couldn't agree. And these went forward and were ultimately adopted. So in essence, they agreed that they were discuss all these issues again. Kick the count down the road, unfortunately. And the door is still open. Oh yes, absolutely. I think article 6.2 deals are starting to happen more frequently. These bilateral deals, the real kind of issues when the article 6.4 this new global offset market mechanism actually can begin given these further delays. And so perhaps the most important thing, at least in my mind as you head into a copy, how are we doing against the emissions reduction targets that so many countries have stated? How are we doing? Especially given that last year's mantra was keep 1.5 alive and increasingly I am seeing headlines and I'm seeing industry insiders talking a little bit about, okay, I'm not really sure I fully see the pathway and that door is close. Where did we get to in Sharm el Sheik? In relation to whether or not that door is open a crack for 1.5. I think it was well summarized by the cock 26 president. This year, at the end of cop 27, alok Sharma, he said that 1.5 is now on life support and I think that's very much shown by the commitments that have been made in terms of emission reduction targets for 2030 by parties, so the UN produces each year a synthesis report of the climate plans, and it looks like even if those were achieved and even if the pledges that are conditional on financial or technical support are achieved, we're still nowhere near, even a 2° target. However, I was some people might say that what's the point in continuing to use the rhetoric around 1.5 degrees, that's definitely not going to happen. I would say that even if we don't think is going to happen and certainly based on current commitments and current action on the ground, it's not going to happen. I would still say that we should still be aiming for that target and strive towards it. Because the alternative is that we reduce our target and say, okay, we'll aim for two or 3°, and then we miss that. So I think it still is meaningful to start and talk about this 1.5°. And what the loss and damage conversation I think really brings to the forefront here is that for every part of a degree that we don't end up hitting, there is going to be increasing pressure to fund that loss and damage side of the equation more and more, since that battle between mitigation and to some degrees adaptation or actually in the loss and damage category really just reacting to things that are happening all of which cost money. Exactly by agreeing to a loss and damage funds developed countries have in essence put more pressure on themselves to propose more ambitious commitments and actually achieve them and therefore in theory reduce the loss and damage funding that would need to be produced. Now also something that happened last year was this global methane pledge or methane depending upon your accent and how British I'm feeling on the day, so methane methane. Where did we get to? So actually, out of all the kind of many initiatives that were announcing Glasgow, along with the jet peas, we can see more action happening. So various countries that signed up to the pledge have met between cop 26 27 and they're starting to design pathways or strategies focused on individual sectors of how they could achieve this methane pledge, which is to collectively reduce methane emissions by 30% by 2030, as well as the kind of initiatives and discussions between governments, were also seeing actual individual governments take action and implement policies to even reduce emission emissions specifically. So the U.S., Canada, the EU, they're all actually starting to implement domestic policy as well. You know, an equally on forestry, which is our world's lungs as many people point out, but also this incredible source of carbon capture, what has happened this year on forestry. In terms of kind of nature and biodiversity, more broadly, one of the first that we did see in this cock 27 text was more recognition of the need to address biodiversity loss and nature and the fact that it overlaps with the need to address climate change. In terms of forestry specifically there was for the first time a dedicated section of the cock 27 text four forestry and one of the initiatives that we actually saw last year that is also continuing this year is around this kind of declaration to halt forestry lost, and some of the countries that signed up to the partnership last year are starting to embark on substantive discussions to achieve that pledge. In order to meet the estate admissions reduction star gets in order to keep 1.5 or anything subbed 2° on life support. There is a commonly understood rhetoric around the need for us to really phase out coal. And to think about also electrifying large parts of the energy system and variably we at B and EF are looking at the energy transition. So that's really the focus of what we're looking at when we look at this cup. But when we talk about coal, the coal fired power stations have actually kind of come back a little bit this year with a lot of the issues around energy security and pricing. What sort of impact did that have do you think on the conversations at cop 27 around coal and the progress maybe we made or didn't make on phase out plans? The kind of short answer is the shama Sheik text reiterates what was in the Glasgow climate pact that this commitment to phase down unabated coal. Again this year there was a long discussion about where the phase down should be a phase out, which is deemed to become more ambitious option and also weather we could extend that from unabated coal to unabated fossil fuels. So, for example, India, the EU, various other annex one parties were really pushing for that. However, that got pushback from developing countries who have recently discovered oil and gas reserves themselves and would like to explore them. And also, as often happens at the kind of oil and gas producers, so say Russia, Saudi Arabia were adamant that it wasn't going to be extended to fossil fuels. We didn't see, say, some European countries that have had to restart coal power plants or have to defer there. Phase out plans, temporarily because of they're trying to switch away from Russian gas. We didn't see them reduce their ambition. They were still pushing forward, but again, it was really the relic issues again, discussions about fossil fuels, whether or not it can be mentioned in the text itself and what kind of ambition are going to be agreed to. Now for a very short break, stay with us. 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"alok sharma" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"$1 trillion as a result of that. But you mentioned there was also one sour note to this cop as well. One thing that's really important to remember here is that losses and damages are the things that you want to avoid as a result of climate change. And so what you can not lose sight of if you're serious about the climate issue and you want to spend the least amount of money on it is that all of this comes back to cutting emissions and I realize that I sound like a broken record here. But unless you mitigate costs on adaptation and also costs on loss and damage are just going to keep spiraling. And that's why cop 27 in many ways ended up being a real disappointment. And this was highlighted in very strong terms in the final closing plenary speeches in particular by alok Sharma last year's cop president. Emissions peaking before 20 25 as a science tells us is necessary, not in this text. Clear follow through on the phase down of coal, not in this text, a clear commitment to phase out all fossil fuels, not in this text. There was after the momentum that was generated in Glasgow last year, a sense that many of the delegates who were pushing for greater action on mitigation had to do a lot of running, a lot of hard work just to stay in place just to keep the momentum and just to keep the agreements that were made in Glasgow last year, not actually to push them forward. So a lot of delegates came to Charles Sheik, hoping that they were going to be further targets in terms, for instance, on peaking emissions before 2025, they did not achieve that here. So on balance, then something that has come to the fore that long needed to and something that was getting towards the Ford that didn't get any further. What's your up sum here? Was this a good cop or a bad cop? It was a difficult cop. And there's one warning really that I think should come out of that increased focus on loss and damage. And that is not to fall into the trap that people once fell into over mitigation and adaptation of thinking that it's either or. Now we've got three pillars to climate action, we've got loss and damage, adaptation, and mitigation, and all three of those are inextricably linked. And all three of them need attention in order to avoid the most catastrophic consequences
Monocle 24: The Globalist
"alok sharma" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Presidents, they don't get to pardon people, but they do to get to hand out some gongs when they go. The times says that it's got Boris Johnson's gongs list. Is that right? Yes, that's right. So while Boris Johnson in leaving got to make not one but two lists of people that he wanted to give peerages to. He's already announced some political working peers. But this one seems to be interesting because he has, again, made some controversial possibly decisions about who he's appointed, but also he's trying to make four of his MP supporters, lords, put them in the House of lords, normally that would cause a buy election instantly, which is something the government probably doesn't want in many of these cases. So people like Nadine Dory's the former culture secretary alok Sharma, the outgoing president of cop 26, being offered peerages, but apparently they have agreed not to take them until the time of the next election. So Boris Johnson also probably needs a new seat as well. That is the interesting question whether he will be looking at reading or mid bedfordshire interestingly. But whether this is something you can actually do, I think, is a question that people say, you know, you're not normally allowed to say, well, your promise of a period in two years time. And whether that's something that will go through and also he is supposed to have offered peerages to young former Downing Street aides, one of whom is about 30 and one in the late 20s who would become some of the youngest peers. Well, it's not like Boris Johnson never acknowledges the rules much anyway. We'll tell you, thank you for joining us. This is the globalist on monocle 24. UBS has over 900 investment analysts from over 100 different countries. Over 900 of the sharpest minds and freshest thinkers in the world of finance today. To find out how we could help you. Contact us
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UN weather report: Climate woes bad and getting worse faster
"The United Nations warns of worsening global warming as world leaders gather for key climate talks Envoys gather in the Egyptian seaside resort of Sharm el Sheik for a UN convention on climate change amid the war in Ukraine high inflation food shortages and an energy crunch This comes as the UN's weather agencies annual report shows shocking new data The sea level rise in the past ten years is double what it was in the 1990s rising by .2 inches per year and is opening speech outgoing conference president alok Sharma said that countries had made considerable progress at their last meeting in Glasgow but more has to be done How many more wake-up calls Does the world do world leaders actually need A third of Pakistan underwater The worst flooding in Nigeria in a decade this year the worst drought in 500 years in Europe in a thousand years in the U.S. and the worst on record in China Over 120 world leaders will attend the talks but the absence of Chinese presidents Xi Jinping and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi two of the world's biggest polluters means many are doubtful on whether the talks could result in any major deals to cut emissions long term I'm Naomi Shannon
Bloomberg Radio New York
"alok sharma" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"A ten He's got the latest top stories Good morning Samuel Good morning Here in the UK Boris Johnson is facing another dressing down over illegal parties at Downing Street during the lockdown even as the cost of living crisis worsens for voters The party gate scandal has dogged the prime minister for months and now the full internal investigation from civil servant Sue gray's expected this week The education secretary dim zahawi is insisting he does not know who called a meeting between the pair ahead of the report Two great has conducted her report independently The prime says never ever intervened in her report Sue grace integrity and professionalism is beyond doubt Meanwhile the labor opposition is calling for an urgent explanation Now the ECB's left off in rates looks all but certain to come in July European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde once again signaled the first increase in interest rates will be soon In a blog post on Monday she said the European Central Bank is likely to start raising interest rates in July In a sign of the inflation concerns class not became the first governing council member to float the idea of a 50 basis point move at the ECB's July meeting And also Christine Lagarde is joining us exclusively on Bloomberg TV from Davos tomorrow President Joe Biden says the U.S. would intervene to defend Taiwan in any attack from China Asked during a press briefing in Tokyo where the U.S. would be willing to get involved militarily U.S. leaders responded yes On the issue of tariffs on Chinese imports Biden says he'll be discussing those with treasury secretary Janet Yellen when he returns from visiting Asia Australia's new prime minister kicks off his term with a meeting of the quad security partnership in Tokyo today Anthony albanese has been sworn in as Australia's 31st prime minister The first time since 2007 that labor has won a general election Bloomberg's Georgina McKay has all the details Anthony albanese's Labor Party has taken office promising swift action on climate change gender equality and wage growth The prime minister will immediately fly to Tokyo to join a meeting of the quad security partnership It is still unclear whether albanese will be able to form a majority government or if the mine of parties and independents will hold the balance of power Albanese defeated prime minister Scott Morrison at election on Saturday which saw several senior ministers in Morrison's government lose their seats including treasurer Josh frydenberg In Sydney I'm Georgina McKay Bloomberg daybreak Europe Broadcom is in talks to buy cloud computing company VMware as it seeks a big software deal according to people familiar The cloud firm backed by Michael Dell and silver Lake has a market value of about $40 billion The deal would extend a series of acquisitions for Broadcom chief executive officer hock tan who has built one of the largest and most diversified chip companies That's global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than a 120 countries On Samuel Etienne this is Bloomberg Tom Samuel thank you Okay the war in Ukraine rising energy prices and a reversal of globalization The world's problems being discussed at Davos are of course severe Bloomberg's francine lacquer has been speaking to the cop 26 president alok Sharma About whether Russia's invasion pushes the transition to cleaner energy backwards Well I think what we've seen even in the lead up to cop 26 was that the clouds dark clouds were gathering in the overwhelming international geopolitics but we still managed to get a deal over the line almost 200 countries And I think it demonstrated that on this issue countries have understood it's in their self interest Now of course the world has changed We've got Russia's illegal and brutal invasion of Ukraine But I think what that is done I mean you talked about a call for instance I think what this war has done is also demonstrate the countries the vulnerability of relying on fossil fuels and you're seeing commitments made by governments to accelerate clean energy to accelerate a renewables And ultimately I think there's an acknowledgment that our future does not lie in fossil fuels In terms of the commitments that we got out of cop 26 we're pushing forward on those I held a meeting in Copenhagen If you days ago together with Egypt and we got some good commitments coming through there The reality is we need to go much further and faster over the next 6 months But do you think because of the war in Ukraine the bar is a little bit lower So I understand it crystallizes some of the concerns that maybe it pushes a transition deeper but will it take longer to achieve it Well I think if there is a big push in terms of renewables as all countries are talking about and in the UK for instance we published a British energy security strategy It's all about having a big push on solar on wind on hydrogen on nuclear And if you look at the price of renewables in terms of solar and wind they've come down significantly I understand Compared to fossil fuels in the meantime we're also just trying to get energy at all costs out of any means This is just to make out for that downfall and those high energy prices because of the cost of living Well so I think there were commitments made at top 26 in terms of coal in terms of the G 20 Last year in terms of no more financing of international co projects overseas I acknowledge that there may be a possibility that in the immediate term to deal with energy security issues that countries may need to do a little bit more cool But what that should do is give us the space to build out in terms of renewables And I think you're seeing that happening I just want to be very clear about this fossil fuels are not the world's future We have a new Australian prime minister who's much more climate friendly than his predecessor What does that change on the world stage for diplomacy with climate change Well Australia is a G 20 nation and the G 20 response for 80% of global emissions So of course I welcome the fact that we're going to have more countries coming forward with commitments But ultimately this is about making sure that every country delivers on their commitments But the G 20 matter they really matter as part of this discussion I've been in Jakarta recently talking to our Indonesian colleagues who have of course leadership the G 20 And it's going to be vital as we did last year to use events during the year the G 7 the G 20 the UN General Assembly the Commonwealth heads of government meeting to keep pushing forward the agenda on climate What we can not allow is because of the war in Ukraine for us to have a setback in terms of commitments on climate What it should be doing is making us redouble our efforts to deliver on the commitments we've made Okay that was of course cop 26 president alok Sharma speaking to Bloomberg's francine lacquer at the world ecommerce forum in Davos There's lots more coming up Bloomberg daybreak Europe in terms of interviews from the World Economic Forum as we continue to keep an eye on markets which are looking a little bit more subdued than.
"alok sharma" Discussed on WBUR
"To start and recently the climate question had an addition called how a young people feeling 6 months on from cop 26 Hundreds of youth activists traveled to Glasgow in Scotland for this climate conference to have their voices heard As we approach the halfway point before cop 27 in North Africa the program wanted to know how young people are feeling about progress being made Maria I just wanted to come to you did it feel really significant for you that Nietzsche got mentioned for the first time Yeah I think it did The whole thing of nature is okay but we shouldn't be negotiating nature in first time Hello BBC World Service My name is Anna NBC I'm a youth from Uganda It is really important to give young people a voice This is because they have got the energy They have got the willingness and they've got a zero So I think it is such a refreshing thing but a young people have been engaged in the climate question this time around And we are looking forward to the next conference which is going to happen in Egypt Hello Andrew Moser right From Dublin Ireland The panel's sense of both justice for all and concerned for their own long futures kept their focus tenaciously on the real goal even as they described clearly the lack of urgency of many inside the cup venue Uganda used to be greener than this But now we see so many houses so many industries so many infrastructures Hello over to you This is pradeep in bengaluru India I'm glad that the BBC World Service is giving voice to the youth for the simple reason that they are the future of this world And if anything substantial has to be achieved it will have to come from the yield And the BBC World Service client play a huge role in driving this change Such efforts have to find the place in global news broadcasts What joining me now is the episodes presenter and producer Maura Morrison Now tell me what do you think we learned by focusing on youth This episode was quite a refreshing fun one for us It was really nice to bring live discussion with experts and youth activists and we really wanted to gauge the mood that they have within American of communities as activists to see if they believe progress is being made and areas that we can maybe improve on I mean Arnold are listening in Uganda said he thinks that young people have got the energy and the willingness and they've got the zeal I mean I would also say that in a sense you should disproportionately represent young people on this topic because they will spend more of their lives dealing with the consequences of climate change and the international response Yeah but I think that's exactly right And I think that was something that I felt strongly while I was at cop They really desperately wanted to be in the negotiating rooms and really speaking with people that are going to make these decisions that are going to impact everybody because they themselves know that they will be the ones living with them Well joining more on myself right now is listener Greg Bayer in New York Hello Greg Hello Rajan Hello moira So tell me what did you think I really loved it and I loved hearing these young voices particularly from the global south yet I felt like they were giving up a little bit of their agency because they were talking about the worry about the climate aid not following through And I think if you have agency because the countries that they live in have really high levels of corruption So lots of international lead that flows in simply disappears And I kind of wonder if maybe a future episode or a bigger discussion could be had about how they can work to fight corruption and build institutional capacity so that when money comes in it's efficiently used and just doesn't disappear Yeah Greg I think it's a really important point Climate finance is something that we discuss a lot on the climate question and it's something that was a hot topic at cop especially countries in the global south You know really pushing for that a $100 billion a year promised to be delivered We chose to touch on the climate finance That was something we followed up with alok Sharma but really it's such a huge topic And on reflection we really think that deserves its own program really to be able to go into actually where this money comes from how it flows into these countries And as you say if corruption is a barrier to actually stopping it reaching the people that most need it In terms of the follow-ups hopefully we can just weave in youth activists and what they're up to in future programs The respondent mature in the way they speak I'm almost astonished they speak quite frankly better than many U.S. solid fish Great in New York Thank you so much for joining us Thank you Thank you In terms of the activists do you feel perhaps you could have challenged them more If we're talking about challenging them on what their own countries are doing I think they understand we had Maria and Mexico Edwin and Uganda frozen in Bangladesh They have the weight of the world on their shoulders They are so passionate about climate change but they don't necessarily know the ins and outs of all the policy And I think what we tried to do in the program is really speak individually to each of their experiences to set example and help us understand actually how global warming and climate change is affecting youth young people around the world Crop maybe wasn't perfect but it's all we have Mora Morrison and everybody he contributed thank.
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"alok sharma" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Things considered for NPR news I'm Mary Louise Kelly And I'm Ari Shapiro What's it like trying to get nearly 200 countries to agree on something Well a lock Sharma recently found out He's president of cop 26 The 26th United Nations climate change conference which wrapped up in Glasgow Scotland last month I've talked about this being a game of multi dimensional chess where there are so many moving parts I mean perhaps a more appropriate description is this game Jenga That's the tabletop game where you pull one piece at a time from a rickety tower of wooden blocks So what we were doing in this cop is building you know effectively a town of commitments And in these multilateral processes it just needs one country to pull out one piece and there is a potential for the whole thing to collapse The tower wobbled but didn't collapse The Glasgow climate pact reaffirms the goal of the 2015 Paris agreement which was to keep global temperatures from increasing more than 1.5°C from pre industrial levels After Glasgow some experts have said that 1.5° goal is alive but on life support I asked Sharma whether he agrees I certainly agree that we have managed to keep 1.5 alive And in fact I've said that the pulse of this is weak and that's why to strengthen the past We're going to have to work very hard to ensure that all of those commitments that countries have made are delivered upon I do want to look forward but before we do just to take stock of how the Glasgow summit concluded in those final hours you spoke to the delegates and you recognized that this agreement does fall short of what many scientists and activists have said is necessary Here's part of your remarks I apologize for the way this process has unfolded And I am deeply sorry I also understand the deep disappointment But I think as you have noted it's also vital that we protect this package It was clear your emotional in that moment Can you tell us what your inner monologue was what was going through your head Yes I think the first thing to say that I do think what we got over the line collectively actually is a global community What's historic And my disappointment was actually not with what was achieved because I think what was achieved is historic and even on the issue of coal where we had a wording change from phase out to phase down of coal domestically by every country that is introduced by India just to clarify India It was actually a both China and India as you saw from the interventions that wanted to see a change in language when it came to fossil fuels and issue on coal but this is a historic first Never before in any cop process has there been a commitment from almost 200 countries to phase down unabated code domestically So my disappointment was actually with the process And those final few hours and you heard this from the floor there was a view that it had been opaque And that's what I was apologizing for An agreement can be both historic and inadequate right Like nature doesn't move the goalposts just because it recognizes good faith and historic commitments Do you agree that this is inadequate that it falls short of what the goalposts require I think the way I would explain this is that every cop builds on the previous cops And what we got over the line here was we have kept 1.5 alive We have ensured that 90% of the global economy is now covered by a net zero commitment Again that's historic but it is commitments that then have to be delivered upon They have to be delivered upon as you say And there's real question about whether these commitments will be met Many of the climate activists who I spoke to from developing countries have been extremely focused on the failure of wealthy countries to pay for the damage that has been caused by highway developed countries emissions Vanessa nakti have Uganda is one and she said this at a.
"alok sharma" Discussed on Woman's Hour
"This is your chance to catch up with some of the must here interviews from across the week. Coming up, the knitting Banksy, who is the anonymous woman from leicestershire, leaving her creations around town. And daddy issues. Is this a term you're familiar with? We discuss the significance of father daughter relationships. What often happens especially particularly towards women and daddy issues is that it was used as something against us and it was sort of shame upon shame upon shame. But first, cop 26 has come to an end, but it's been widely criticized that governments will not make the commitments needed to ensure temperature rises remain below 1.5°C. Cop 26 president alok Sharma has said there is a monumental challenge ahead..
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"alok sharma" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"This is the globalist with me, Emma Nelson, a very warm welcome to today's program, coming up the final hours of cop 26 will have the latest from our correspondent in Glasgow as world leaders struggle to come together to combat climate change. Also, ahead had China's president rewritten history to secure his future. Xi Jinping is elevated to the same status as Mao Zedong will explain why he's done it. Plus good relations between the EU and UK slide even further as a Brexit minister and EU negotiator meet to calm the dispute over Northern Ireland. Andrew Miller will be here to bring us up to date on the week's news. This was not the only failure to think through consequences of impetuous action of which we learned, as we also ended up learning quite a lot about the extracurricular interests of British members of parliament. And we'll hear from the director of a new film about the life of the musician Glenn Copeland. The whole way along he's been 2030 years ahead of everybody else. And you can hear that in his music. He says that his music has sent to him by a kind of like universal broadcasting system, and he's just bringing in what comes and giving it to us all. That's all I had on the globe list life from London. First a quick look at what else is happening in today's news a court in Myanmar has sentenced the U.S. journalist Danny finster to 11 years in jail. It's one of dozens of journalists arrested since a military coup in February. Belarus has threatened to cut gas supplies to Europe if it goes ahead with sanctions over humanitarian crisis at the Belarusian border, and Austrians who have not received a coronavirus vaccine could be placed under lockdown by Monday. Stay tuned to Monaco 24 throughout the day for more on these stories, but first, can differences be set aside at the final moment and a deal reached at cop 26. The remains just one day in theory to pull the world's biggest polluters into agreement. Has been signs that in the past 24 hours with the U.S. and China agreeing to work more closely together. But is this going to happen? Well, let's hear more now from Monaco's collateral below. She's on the line from Glasgow where it is all happening. A record morning to color. Good morning, Emma. So we're now in the stages where overnight for the last couple of days, a new draft agreement or something has been, I think it's called iterated hasn't it? It's been published. Do we have one for this morning? Yeah, so the big news this morning is that this second draft of the summit's agreement of the summit's covered decision did not come true overnight as expected. Yes, so hopefully 6 president alok Sharma has said we could expect that document to be published overnight as negotiations went into the late hours, but nothing so far. You know, negotiations officially finished at 6 p.m. today. It is very likely that we won't have a decision by then. And this is in fact the second day in a row that we've been waiting anticipating this second draft to come through overnight. And it did not come true yesterday at 11 a.m. when we get an update from which is a time when we usually get an update from the presidency. That's when we were told it would actually be today. But so far no news. Do we know why there has been a delay? Nothing officially, but it's easy to assume and safe to assume that just because negotiations have really been tough for yesterday, the mood at the Scottish event campus was everyone was bracing themselves for a very long night. I mean, I'm talking about even the queue to get to the cloakroom saying last collection at three 30 a.m. a sign that I can guarantee you we did not see in some of the other days of cop 26 or even revised hours for the catering services. Everyone was bracing for a late night. And Sally, it seems we have been able to find an agreement in order to be published in time for this morning. Now, the biggest taking point so far has been on finance. There's been a lot that's been written when it comes to mitigate mitigation, but that sense of urgency and accountability on finance and adaptation still needs to be incorporated into the text. There's a lot of things that, of course, we've discussed when this first draft was announced that our significant and our important, but it seems like the thread that's holding everyone packs so far is indeed to meet those finest goals. How do they make all this happen? Because there are so many issues involved in this. And I was under the impression that Alex Sharma is running this whole show. Parcels are various issues to various groups and then they go away. Different character countries taking different leads. And then they all come together and try and bring it into one agreement. Is that right? Yes, that's the best way to describe it. And for example, yesterday, just as I was about to go to sleep, I decided to check in on the latest and it was the meeting of the finance ministers of the different countries, for example. All these different working groups, all these different topic groups work on separate parts of the deal because we need to remember this is a mammoth agreement and it involves a 197 nations. Each of them with their own national constraints. You know, it's all well and good to agree on something here in Glasgow at United Nations climate conference. But then you have to go back to your national government at home and see how that plays out with your domestic politics with your domestic audience..
"alok sharma" Discussed on UN News
"Take a whole look at what this transition looks like and what business should do. That was sunda or, the head of the UN global compact, which was set up to encourage businesses to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies. Well, Lara, we're almost in the final stretch. Aren't we? And we saw this morning. The UK cop 26 presidency released its draft final statement and there was plenty of reaction to that. Well, the document urges countries to threaten their national commitments and also submit their strategies. Their actual plans for net zero just saying we're doing it is like, how we're doing it by 2022, which is actually not too far away. And this is to keep the 1.5 goal within reach. It also mentions for the first time in a cup, outcome taxed the turnout loss and damage. Which kind of entails that countries that have to deal with this climate disasters need help from the developed countries to kind of be resilient. And this has been a sticking point for some time. Oh yes, it is also the first time that it calls to end the fossil fuel subsidies. Like literally on the text. Which the secretary general of the UN was calling for very forcibly before this event. Yes. But the civil society is not having it. Some members of the climate action network said today that the terms of the words are like too vague and that it creates an illusion that there is action when it isn't. So there are asking now that it is still have three days until the negotiations are over to revise it, change it and make sure that the commitments the actual commitments of these countries are included there. Well, we're really into the nitty Gritty. It's those really tricky negotiations where every comma, every letter is going to be passed and argued over in previous cops we've had negotiators sleeping on the floor in the offices. So whilst all the fun events that we've been to the side events, they're all going to end on Friday. It's just going to be hardcore negotiations. And we'll be following what we can and we'll see if we get an outcome. The president alok Sharma, he said, nope, we're going to get it wrapped up on Friday, but is it going to happen? He said, we're going to get a plenary with all the negotiators. And he's like, I still aim to have this ready by Friday. These Friday and actually a lot of negotiators laughed about it. So I don't know if that's good or bad. Well, tomorrow, cities, regions and infrastructure. We have got lots to say about that. Hope you get some sleep Laurent. Yeah, I need some sleep..
Bloomberg Radio New York
"alok sharma" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Bloomberg radio And when it comes to the latest that the cop 26 climate summit in Glasgow will Boris Johnson heads back there today In attempt to make progress on the climate talks Bloomberg's Charles cable has more The prime minister will meet negotiators at the cop 26 summit and get an update on the progress of talks to encourage climate action Yesterday U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said he expects talks to produce a deal on carbon trading rules but the UK's cop president alok Sharma said more progress is needed in the negotiations The summit is scheduled to end on Friday meaning crucial work will take place over the next few days In London Charles capable of Europe Okay to other corporate news now Tesla has lost about a $199 billion so far this week The company's sell off deepened with the stock slumping 12% On a report that Elon Musk may want to sell some shares to cover his personal debts separately the CEO's brother and Tesla board member Kimball mask sold 88,500 shares for about a $109 million and that was a day before Elon's now infamous Twitter poll That represents about 15% of Kimball's equity stake excluding options Tesla though is still up 46% this year And coinbase global the biggest U.S. digital assets exchange reported worse than forecast results after a summer time swoon in the volatile cryptocurrency market more on that story now from Bloomberg's Charlie pellets Coinbase blamed market turbulence and lower coin prices during the early portion of the third quarter it posted revenue of $1.24 billion compared with the 1.57 billion forecast by analysts while lower sequential revenue was expected after coin prices dropped from records at the end of the second quarter many analysts recently inched up estimates encouraged in part by a recovery in downloads of coin bases main mobile app In New York Charlie pellet Bloomberg daybreak Europe And finally the electric vehicle maker rivian will price its shares at $78 each after expanding its IPO that's above the top of its marketed range and will raise almost $12 billion making it the biggest listing of the year and the 6th largest ever on a U.S. exchange rivian is backed by Amazon and forward and delivered its first vehicles just a couple of months ago mostly to its own employees but a name that we will hear more for my suspect Right let's get over to brilliant Berg's Leanne Guerra's not standing by with the latest in the global news headlines and of course you've got a presidential election in France in just a few months timely hour In deep Carolina it's not that far away and ahead of that president Emmanuel Macron has sought to rally the nation presenting a bright outlook for the economy in a national address The president warned older people they must get a boost of vaccine or see their so called health pass deactivated Stopping them from going to both cafes and restaurants for more on this we are joined by Bloomberg's Caroline Conan who is in Paris for us carrying good morning to you and thank you for joining us Firstly Caroline president Macron address the nation last night as I said what were the main takeaways We're just 5 months away before the presidential election So clearly president Macron wants to show his acting faster to prevent a rise in COVID cases even though we're still quite far away from the situation in the UK or Germany We've had in front of a 12,000 cases in the past 24 hours and they are rising So please welcome macro announce that he's making the booster jab third dose of vaccine A condition for people obviously 5 years old or vulnerable from this time of 15 in order to keep the healthcare So in order to basically access everything during Christmas from cafes to restaurants or theaters in addition to that face masks will not become Monday in old schools over the country from this Monday As a result within an hour after TV a 100,000 appointments for booster John had been taken online in France And Caroline just ahead of away from COVID really it also sounded like a campaign speech shouldn't it as you mentioned the elections not far out in France now That's right Michael really spoke that is economic record during his first month at what he's done what remains to be done such things like the pension reform which he hasn't managed to do because of COVID He had this pension from should actually happen in 2022 suggesting that perhaps that would be after the presidential election He also spoke about labor shortages and high planning to state that high spending to fill in the 300,000 jobs that are currently not fair in thought and how you're standing also to taxes on labor You also made a major announcement to that nuclear saying that his approach has changed since 2017 and since the last presidential campaign He is in favor of launching new large scale nuclear reactors in found something that hasn't happened in nearly 15 years So clearly something like a pre campaign peach even though Emmanuel Macron has on UK intelligence Yes And away from all of that Caroline we're having something else going on in France so the U.S. vice president Kamala Harris is traveling to Paris That's happening this weekend And what can we expect from this trip She's getting four days in Paris which sounds like quite a long trip You've already had Joe Biden the U.S. president doing you bilateral meeting with Emmanuel Macron in Rome on the sidelines of the G 20 to try and we Kindle the relationship with France after the submarine path to Kevin and Harry's doing this four day visit in Paris world try to do the same for The White House as the goal is to be an image on the international stages only for a third trip overseas since Kamala Harris has been a vice president So today she participated in a meeting at 1700 the UK time with Emmanuel Macron as the palace They'll speak about the relationship in the Pacific that Libya versus cybersecurity clearly the key message for the U.S. is to transcend the relationship with France after what happened with the submarines in September Lots on the agenda there Bloomberg's Caroline Conan all I could say is I would love to be spending four days in Paris too So much for bringing.
"alok sharma" Discussed on UN News
"It's very important for us to understand that protecting nature is protecting ourselves. But the supply chain is going to be damaged if we don't figure out what to do around climate change. And what it's doing to our food systems. They do not have anything else to eat. So it's very fresh and then it's really sad. The concerns. Hello, you're listening to the lids on from cop 26. I'm Conor Lennon, joined by larik union. Hello, everybody. Happy Saturday. Yes. Saturday already. We've been here for a full week and we are more or less keeping it together. Well, I am, how about you? I'm not really keeping it together, but I lied neither remind. One more week to go. I think we can do it though. Today it's all about nature, nature based solutions. Can we harness nature to tackle the climate crisis? And can we do this without letting governments and businesses off the hook? We're also going to be delving into the world of mangroves and why they're so important. We heard from the actor Idris Elba today, he was talking about food systems, and he'll be getting poetic because it all gets a bit prosaic sometimes. That was the Senate the torrential downpour we had a little earlier. It's now very sunny. Four seasons in one day, you look quite surprised, Lara. I was. I mean, you are from this part of the world. This is normal. You say it is normal, but it was literally pouring rain so bad. Then 5 minutes later, it was full blue sky and sun. And then again it was raining and then wow at least we got a beautiful rainbow. Use huge. And in this big tent we're in luckily it didn't really, there was a little bit of flooding for a couple of seconds, but it's held up so far. Yeah, we got a couple drops near our computers, but thankfully, there's still alive. Yes, we're all still functioning normally. Lovely rainbow that you call earlier. I love the fact you're looking one direction is beautiful sunshine, look another direction and it's completely gray and scary and ominous. Now the protest did carry on today. We had these big protests we talked about on yesterday's show. Today it was all around the world, including in Glasgow, despite the weather. Yeah. Someone said, well, if you're going to protest in Glasgow, this is what you got to expect. I know you were looking on Twitter today. I don't know if you caught anything, but my favorite sign from Glasgow was don't deep fry your planet. Oh wow. You know what that's a reference to. Yeah. No, I don't. Have you heard of the deep fried Mars bar, delicacy from Glasgow? No. My God, we're gonna have to try that for we leave. Deep fried Mars bark served with ice cream. It's kind of wonderful and horrific at the same time. It has about a million calories and I think leads immediately to a heart attack. So make sure that we're near a hospital when we try that one. Okay, I think I think I'm okay. It's only back to nature. Cop 26 president Alec Sharma was speaking a little earlier. He had a recap of some major related announcements that have been made today and in recent days. Nature and land use day builds on important announcements from earlier this week. The Glasgow leaders declaration on forests and land use has now been endorsed by a 134 countries covering 91% of global forests. Countries from across the world are today setting out their commitment to transform agriculture and food systems through policy reforms. And this includes more than 4 billion U.S. dollars of public sector investment, which will be leveraged into agricultural innovation, including climate resistant crops and solutions to improve soil health. This technology will be made available to hundreds of millions of farmers. And as has been announced today, the UK will provide 500 million pounds to protect over 5 million hectares of tropical rainforests and create thousands of green jobs across Africa, Asia and Latin America. The UK is also launching a 65 million pounds just rural transition support program to help communities move towards more sustainable methods of agriculture and food production. All of these initiatives support our work towards keeping 1.5 within reach. That was cop 26 president alok Sharma, summing up some recent nature and agriculture related commitments. And the UK government made announcement as well today is that 45 governments led by the UK are going to be pledging urgent action and investment to protect nature and shift to more sustainable ways of farming. Lower that you were looking at this today for your story, which is on the UN news page, tell us what else you gleaned from these announcements. You know it was pretty interesting to know that remember the forest pledge. They made Tuesday. It was originally signed by a 110 countries more or less, and now it has a 130, which means these pledges are getting more participation from other countries. I also spoke today with two different indigenous activists while incoming from Brazil and the other one from Colombia, actually they're both from Latin America and with the former special repertoire of Victoria tali corpse from the Philippines. And she was she works in defending indigenous rights and how we can definitely learn a lot from them. Because there are the experts. Did you know that 90% of biodiversity right now lives in indigenous territories? I did not know that. Yeah. So they're the experts and we should learn from them. Okay, and if you speak Spanish or Portuguese, then you can listen to that on our Spanish and Portuguese services and of course you can read Lara's wonderful summing up of the day on the UN news page. Now let's talk mangroves. You know what mangroves are? Of course. We have them, a lot of them in Colombia. Describe them for me. I've never seen one because where I'm from, we don't have mangroves. Small trees and shrubs that grow in tropical coastal areas. Yeah, they're like roots. Like you go on the water, and you see the roots they're like super long super long and even. In some parts of Colombia and in north, you can go at night and they glow. There's like lantern.
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"alok sharma" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"Take to the streets calling for a reversal of last. Monday's coup. which saw prime minister of de la honda deposed arrested his cabinet fired a joint. Civilian-military council dissolved on saturday sudanese soldiers shot and killed three protesters in the city of undermine hundreds of thousands marched in the capital khartoum and other massive rallies were held in cities throughout sudan and uganda. A bomb attack killed two children. The explosive was reportedly shaped like a jack fruit and was given to the children while they were playing. It's the third bomb. Attack targeting civilians and uganda within the past week the islamic state claimed responsibility for at least one attack and compile last weekend which killed one person wounded three others. Ugandan officials say they're investigating a group called the allied democratic forces which is suspected of ties to isis. Back in the us in texas a san antonio area homeowner will use the state's stand your ground laws to defend himself against a murder charge after he shot and killed a motorist who pulled into his driveway. Apparently because the driver was lost sixty. Five year. Old terry turner. Who's white fatally shot unarmed thirty-one-year-old adeel gucci. Who is of moroccan origin through the driver's side window of his car as doogie was turning around in turner's driveway polling his car. Out turner seddon and affidavit he believed to be was armed and that he fired his handgun and self defense. Dube's family and attorneys say. It took nearly two weeks of calls to the texas rangers in the state's department of justice before police finally arrested terry turner. Google was unarmed. Philadelphia has become the first major. Us city to ban police from stopping cars for low level traffic violations in an effort to reduce dangerous interactions between racist police officers motorists of color police data from two thousand eighteen and nineteen showed. Black drivers represent seventy two percent of traffic stops in philadelphia. Even though black residents only make up forty two percent of philadelphia's population a recent study by the new york times found police officers across the us have killed over four hundred drivers or passengers who were not armed with a deadly weapon in the past five years. Only five of those officers have been convicted of crimes in buffalo new york. Starbucks workers won a significant victory against the coffee chain giant. After the national labor relations board ruled three separate buffalo stores can hold elections and whether to form a union starbucks fought to make the whole buffalo region vote in just one election. Mallon voting is scheduled to start next week and we'll run through december eighth. if successful. the three coffee shops would be the first union. I start bookstores in the country and the supreme court is hearing arguments today on texas. This new law outline outlawing most abortions. The majority conservative court is considering challenges from abortion providers and the biden administration on the nation's strict descent choice law which deputises private citizens to enforce the abortion ban and violates the constitutional right to an abortion enshrined in roe v wade and those are some of the headlines assist democracy now democracy now dot org the warren peace report. I'm amy goodman. we begin. Today's show in glasgow. Scotland president biden and one hundred twenty other world leaders are gathering and glasgow for the start of the un climate summit. The head of the summit alok sharma said this marks quote our last best hope to address the climate emergency and to limit global temperature rise to one point five degrees celsius. Sharma spoke sunday as the summit began. The ipcc reports in august was a wakeup call for all of us. It made clear that the lights are flashing red on the climate dashboard. That report agreed by a hundred ninety. Five governments makes clear that human activity is unequivocally the cause of global warming leaders of the group of twenty wealthiest nations which together responsible for eighty percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions met in rome the head of the cop twenty six climate summit the g twenty leaders pledged to try to limit global temperature rise to one point five degrees celsius but did not offer specifics. And how to achieve that goal. A recent un emissions gap report showed current contributions and commitments by nations to reduce emissions are not nearly enough to avert a planetary catastrophe. Some thirty thousand people are expected to take part in the two weeks summit but many warned glasgow will be the whitest most privileged climate summit ever with thousands from the global south unable to attend because of lack of access to covert vaccines and visa issues. Climate activists are planning two weeks of actions including a major rally on saturday in london. Climate activists including good eh tune. Buddy rallied outside. The offices of standard chartered bank on friday to protest financial institutions funding fossil fuel extraction. This is filipino. Climate activist mitzi now tan the philippines one of the most climate vulnerable countries in the world of the cases and standard chartered. Bank is fueling mussa. That instruction in our country. They are the biggest international back funding. The most fossil fuel companies in my country the philippines which by typhoons year after year they've brought destruction to our doorstep so we're here at their doorstep to demand for justice and to demand fun excitement chaos for the next two weeks will bring you comprehensive coverage of what's happening in glasgow as we have for every un climate summit since copenhagen in two thousand nine featuring voices inside the cop. That's the conference of parties. Climate activists protesting outside and advocates from the global south who couldn't travel to scotland during the pandemic. Think of this as you are global climate kitchen table where we all around and discuss these critical issues. We begin our coverage by going inside the un climate summit in glasgow to speak with the raymond. He's the executive director of war on want and lead spokesperson for the cop twenty-six coalition which is hosting a counter summit. Next week in glasgow. It's great to have you with assad. Can you start off by setting the scene for us in just a few minutes right. After the broadcast of democracy now president biden will be addressing global summit. The opening is happening as we speak right now. Lay out what the cop twenty six is all about and what you want to see. Come out of it not to mention what happened with the g twenty. This climate summit has been bill. The one point five degree clients maintenance. We've heard the window is closing on on on that target which if we breach will spiral as into catastrophic climate change but the reality is well leaders particularly the richest countries are coming. We week pledges that this might as well be the three degree summit. Not only of the not bringing the ambitious fachet reductions are needed to meet that target. But we've still anew with there in copenhagen over a decade ago. When the hillary clinton made the promise on behalf of rich countries that poorer countries would have supported one hundred billion each and every year by twenty twenty. We've come into coming to the table. With basically one fifth of that on the table of eighty percent is in debt creating loans that moving the goalposts on finance their fusing to accept liability for the impacts of their pollution on the rest of the world. And you know what we're seeing is lots of talk on climate but lack of plants lack of policies and refusal to put money on the table. So this is a very very hugely disappointing. Climate negotiations and especially with many of the global sites loctite of this negotiations in the first place. Because we've seen rich. Countries have responded to the global pandemic on his mistress tick speaking to negotiators for many developing countries. Look the rich countries won't even allow us to accession shared covet vaccine when when ten million people have lost their lives around the world and hundreds of millions of people infected when we've been spiraling into debt and they won't even crisis which is overwhelming. How would we trust them that they will take action on climate change. What we're seeing here is really a lot of effort by the richest countries to want to carry on polluting. The uk and the us is coming here. Expanded its fossil fuels here in. We're in scotland. We've the uk government has announced a massive expansion of north sea. Oil and gas is got to bite another thirty six projects in the pipeline. Those will triple the uk emissions and similar story with the united states. It's very much a case of rich countries. Saying don't do as i as i'm doing do as i say. I'm trying to put the responsibility entrepreneur countries to solve a crisis. Obviously dating kohl's overwhelming being affected by. So can you talk about what the cop twenty. Six coalition is that you are heading the twenty. Six coalition has been the broadest most widespread coalition. That's ever come together here in the uk. It's brought together. Labor unions of faith organizations for lives matter to climate strikers yes under the environmental and the climate justice organizations but what is trying to do is build a movement to to recognize the climate crisis. Not simply an environmental crisis an economic social and racial gender crisis as well. We know that the solutions to each of these crises are the same solutions that we need to transform our energy and food systems away from systems based on exploitation and profit towards equitably sharing them we need living wages a social protection public services. We need to send to the realities of the global south in the urgency and the ambition and this movement has been building for the last two years really calling for climate justice. A response both here at negotiations but outside as your report mentioned on november six there's a global day of action with tens of with literally millions of people marching all over the world very much with the same messes the era of injustices. All we are calling not just on our leaders to act. But we won't these. We want action that delivers justice and they'll be countless protests. Take place here in the uk. Massive one in glasgow but also similar protests in every corner of the world. Look this fight. Iran around the climate crisis is not going to be won or lost here in this one semi. We've heard this before as you said in copenhagen over a decade ago. We were told that was the most important cup when i told that this is the most important cup. We know that this transformation that needs to take place around the world is urgent. We know changes coming. The only knife fight is is. What kind of change will be. Who will pay the heaviest price and willie actually deliver justice. And that's a fight that goes beyond this climate. It goes back to our local communities in twelve workplaces into our national context but it needs to be connected in a united in a much broader transition. So we have a justice transition for everybody who's been impacted infected. I want to turn to the gandan. Climate justice activists. Vanessa makati who spoke recently to time magazine. This is a country that has one of the fastest. Changing climates in the world because of the rising global temperatures. The weather patterns keep changing and my country. Uganda heavily depends on agriculture. For survival for many communities especially those in the rural areas so it means a lack of rain means hunger division and death for very many people and extreme rainfall also means destruction it means hunger midst version and leaving many many people. Homeless historically africa is responsible for only three percent of global emissions and yet some africans are already suffering some of the west and bhutto epochs of climate change. So what we really want is a future that he's healthy. That is sustainable is clean that is livable and equitable for all of us. So that is vanessa naivete of uganda. Her book a bigger picture. My fight to bring a new african voice to the climate crisis is being published in the united states tomorrow and she is the cover of time magazine. Which is called the activists. Uganda's vanessa nakata's dreams of green new deal for everyone if you could talk about what that means and earlier you mentioned the issue of people not getting in. Can you talk about the visa process. And how difficult. It is from the go global south. We'll be talking with. We'll be talking in just a few minutes. We're going to be going to mozambique and talk more about this. So i think this is one will go diners. One of the poorest plum cocoa climate submits its being a summit that global civil society called for it to be postponed because we're in the midst of a health pandemic we've seen the uk government is the host literally played very little attention to the realities of people in the global size. We many people unable to attend. Because of course the pandemic be able to navigate through hostile environment immigrations as system here in the uk. And it's been left to civil site is of the cop twenty six coalition to intervene to try and bring people over to help. Meet the extortionate costs of now attending the hearing glasgow from price-gouging accommodation to quarantine hotels that we're paid for and paid for. I mean literally the. Uk government's has moved the goalposts every single day. And if you sold the pictures outside of this summit this morning it's absolutely chaotic. With people queuing for hours and hours to get into this. It's been poorly. Planned has been very very little political leadership from the uk government and what the house brought to the table actually is is is a response to the climate crisis which actually feels the climate crisis a few days before even the summit began the uk government announced his own budget. Budget plans those plans in created a massive expansion of aviation a massive expansion of public subsidies to fossil fuel industries more road building where we actually needed the investments both in the uk and as a country which has cut its own aid earlier this year. Desperately the finance. That is needed for the global sites as vanessa said so we can actually have a global green new deal. One that goes beyond our nation states. That isn't built on the same logic extraction and exploitation of rich countries onto the poorer countries. It's possible and that's the voice of movements outside the ones that have been locked out and those of climate justice organizations who are in the incite. We are the ones who are going to be turning the dial. It's now up to people. People power is the only solution that's left. We've we've been here. Twenty six different climates. We know government leaders are still dragging the feet because filling these holes are not people from the global south filling these holes ah corporate lobbyists a big business still peddling fictitious solutions like carbon capture and storage or unproven and risky technologists carbon. The atmosphere that messages carry on polluting sometime in the future will work out solution. The realities of millions of people already died the food food systems. Being impacted we seen sea level rises seem people being displaced. We can't bank on the business as usual. We need a massive transition. We need a huge change in the way we approaches and it can be a better fairer and more equal for everyone. Finally assad raymond and then we head to mozambique outside but as we broadcast. We're showing lie than inches. President biden just came in your prime minister. Boris johnson prince. Charles is also there. What is your message for them. And those who aren't there like china and russia look simply by will lead is turning. Up is not going to solve the climate crisis. What matters is their actions and policies. What we're seeing. The united states of course following the trump administration is rejoined the paris agreement. But it's brought to the table here. An increase in its finance pledges from three days of military spending to six days of military spending. It's licensing home. A massive expansion of fossil fuels. It's refusing to actually say we need to shift away from fossil fuel fielded addiction. Yes these small steps but the reality is winning. Slowly on climate is the same as losing. We need much bolder. More ambitious positions. i'm plans policies. And that's what matters when these here not the photo opportunity not the claiming of the climate leadership mantle. And that's what we seem with. President biden with prime minister. Boris johnson really the only moral code. That's coming here is from the pope and from the un secretary general. Who account with and time again. I've cold out this lack of action of cold out. These lack of just empty promises an urgently saying we have to respond the lives of millions and billions of people are going.
Alok Sharma: Time Running out to Stop Climate Change Catastrophe
"World is dangerously close to running out of time to stop climate change catastrophe. That's the warning from Alec Sharma, the UK government's climate chief, who is leading the cop 26 summit to be held in the Scottish city of Glasgow later this year. In an interview with The Observer newspaper today, Mr Sharma said, the effects of radical climate change We're already clear with floods, fires, heat waves He said A report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change due to be published tomorrow would be the starkest warning yet about what the future might hold. Well, let's You know, from Professor Andrew Shepherd, who's a glaciologist at the University of Leeds here in the UK, Um could you first professor please explain what the remit of this PC report is and what you think it might say. So I think everyone's familiar with these reports. Now we've had them for the past 30 years. Um, what this report is going to tell us is the latest changes in the Earth's climate We expect But it's also going to say that we've changed parts of our climate system for good actually, and that's surreal. Wake up call. We're going to have to live in a different environment in the future because we're not going to be able to reverse Some of the things that have happened. And we've seen so many stories recently, pointing to the possibility that some parts of the climate system are already passed. Tipping points. Oh what? What? Which are the ones that you're most concerned about? So there are quite a few. Actually, I think, um across climate science, maybe a dozen also have been identified. But there's some really obvious ones that people will have heard about retreat of the ice in the Arctic Ocean, for instance, and rapid melting and acceleration of glaciers in Antarctica and Greenland. And they might seem a long way away from people because they're at the polls. But as soon as I entered the ocean that affects sea levels,
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"alok sharma" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"Informants played a critical role in the foiled plot to kidnap and take hostage. Michigan's democratic governor gretchen whitmer. Last authorities have arrested fourteen men in what prosecutors described as deeply disturbing plot. The government's case relied on the work of at least twelve confidential informants including many under the direction of the fbi buzzfeed reports. The informants had a quote hand in nearly every aspect of the alleged plot starting with its inception the extent of their involvement raises questions as to whether there would have been a would have even been a conspiracy without them unquote. All of the fourteen men who've been arrested have pleaded not guilty. The state of texas has begun jailing immigrants who cross the us border by charging them with state crime such as trespassing as part of a new anti immigrant. Push by republican governor. Greg abbott on wednesday texas authorities announced. Three immigrants have been jailed so far in the town of dili but the number of arrests are expected to soar in coming weeks. President biden has announced plans to nominate nation's leading antitrust attorneys. Jonathan canter to leave the justice. Department's anti-trust division senator elizabeth warren praise. The decision saying it was quote tremendous news for workers and consumers unquote since taking office biden has tapped three leading critics of big tech to top positions kanter at the doj lena con to head the federal trade commission and tim wu at the national economic council. The president of the upcoming un climate talks in the united kingdom has urged nations to ban the burning of coal as part of an effort to reduce carbon emissions. Alok sharma spoke to the journalism collaboration covering climate. Now be very clear on my want. Culp june six to be the we'll be consigned co powder history and she. We are seeing us movements. I mean if i talk about the. Uk's of journey when it comes to co power Back in two thousand twelve less than ten years ago. Forty percent of electricity was coming from a cold..
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"alok sharma" Discussed on TED Talks Daily
"Vans that outstripping predictions solar and wind power now cheaper than coal and gas in most of the world and three times as much. Solar power was built in two thousand twenty. Alice predicted just back in two thousand fifteen in my old industry. Finance climate is now mainstream to and there's a simple reason for that investors. Try to predict the future. Because if you can do that you can make money an increasingly. They think the future is green. More and more financial firms are committing to make investments consistent with a one point five degree world and investors are asking for much higher returns from coal power than they all from renewables. Because they're worried. That co power stations are gonna become worthless in february twenty twenty when i helped launch our copter and six finance campaign here in the square mile to get finance moving to climate action. The place was packed to the rafters. You know what. I worked in banking certainly at the start the room. Would it be near empty. And what all of this adds up to this. Mainstreaming of climate is a quiet revolution in the global economy. A green industrial revolution is underway. Taking us to a clean future sharing that we can create jobs and prosperity without harming the planet. A challenge is that it's not giving fast enough limiting trump's rises to one point. Five degrees requires us to move much faster and we can only succeed if we act now and we work together to speed up the shift to our green future. And that's what cop. Twenty six really stands for now in the run-up to the conference and at the conference itself we need to take the lead and get the green transition moving faster to keep one point five degrees alive. We need them to set targets to reduce emissions to make this the call that consigns co-pilot history where it belongs the cop that signals the end of polluting vehicles the call that calls time on deforestation we need developed countries to deliver the finance have promised developing countries and we need to help protect people and nature from the impact of our changing climate. And we need to work together as one planet to agree how we're going to meet the state of the climate challenge and to get every sector going greet now. This isn't going to be easy. I because our understanding the climate is developing all the time and as a science tells us we need to move faster. We're going to have to respond. Second getting people to agree can be challenging and katuni six. We have almost two hundred countries and all of the uk is leading this process. It's up to all of us to find solutions together. It's like hosting describe a. And i apologize that these terms show my age but you can get a whole and you can hire dj but to make it work. You'll friends have to turn up and dance and so it will be tough but we simply cannot afford to fail. The stakes are just too high. The win expand is like me. Lie awake thinking about climate change when activists and businesses around the world have moved climate. The main street. We can all be hopeful. A green revolution is on the march. The clean future is within our grass. But we need to actively pull it forward and we need world leaders to take this chance to turn into certain to to mold the future to come together at cop twenty six and to continue my analogy dots thank you.
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"alok sharma" Discussed on TED Talks Daily
"This is the area where i worked at the start of my investment banking career in the ninety s as a fresh-faced youth. But if you took me then that i would end up as cop twenty six precedents on the chew what caught twenty six wars. It's the twenty sixth united nations climate conference. And it's taking place in the uk but forget the technical terms walked cop. Twenty six really stands for is our last chance to avoid the worst effects of climate change. And i'll come back to that later. The point is that when i began my career in banking climate. Didn't feature particularly highly the certainly not in finance and not so much in the rest of the country. Either in the ninety s michael swampy who spent time occupying trees and tunnels and he was the main face of climate action in the united kingdom. But you know things change. I remember being on a flight in the late. Two thousands and watching al gore's film and inconvenient truth. I really watch an entire film. But this one..
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"alok sharma" Discussed on TED Talks Daily
"It's the least you. This is ted talks daily. Something powerful is happening around the world. The issue of climate change has moved from the margins to the mainstream and in his talk recorded for countdown 2021 alec sharma the head of cop twenty six which is the big conference on climate unpacked. What this shift means for the global economy and urgent actions that need to happen to limit global temperature rise learn more about countdown and get involved at countdown dot ted dot com ted talks daily is brought to you by amazon web services. How can we fix homelessness. How.