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Weekly Economics Podcast: What really happens at a UN climate summit?

Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by Nathan Thanki


In a few weeks’ time, 25,000 people will descend on Glasgow. They are coming for the UN climate summit, also known as Cop26. The delegates might not have the pleasure of sampling the city’s mac-and-cheese pies or a dram of whiskey. Instead they will meet with others from around the world to try and agree new ways to bring down greenhouse-gas emissions.

So what happens at a UN climate conference? Are negotiators in an events centre really going to stop runaway climate change? And what should we look out for once the Glasgow conference begins?

Ayeisha is joined be Nathan Thanki, co-coordinator at the Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice. 

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Image: Andrew Parsons (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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