Climate crisis: There is no Planet B

Steam rising from a coal-fired power plant near wind turbines in Germany. Despite knowing how harmful they are, the world still has not taken steps to begin weaning itself off fossil fuels. — AP

November 2022 has been an interesting month – two important international meetings were held in our region: the Asean Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and the G20 meeting in Bali, Indonesia. Both of these meetings and the preparations for them saw leaders try to address some of the most pressing challenges we face as a planetary community.

And then there was the meeting of the 27th Conference of the Parties on Climate Change – or COP27 – in Egypt, the 27th in a series of global conferences on the climate emergency.

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