World leaders are convening this week in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, at the annual UN climate conference, known as COP27. The climate negotiations are taking place at a particularly difficult time, as the world is already navigating an acute energy crisis brought on by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This has lowered expectations for what can be achieved in Egypt this year. But this summer’s surge in extreme weather events across the globe served as a warning that time—and that more ambitious plans to reduce emissions are needed. Foreign Affairs’ editors have selected some of the best analyses of the obstacles facing governments, policymakers, corporations, and citizens as they seek to equip the world for the consequences of a warming planet.
The International Order Isn’t Ready for the Climate Crisis
By Stewart Patrick
The case for a new, climate-centered planetary politics.read more
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