Takeaways: Bold proposals and ‘net zero’ criticism at COP27

  • Date: 09-Nov-2022
  • Source: The Economist
  • Sector:Oil & Gas
  • Country:Egypt
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Takeaways: Bold proposals and ‘net zero’ criticism at COP27

Climate activists Luisa Neubauer, of Germany, left, and Vanessa Nakate, of Uganda, center, Helena Marschall, of Germany, center right, and Licypriya Kangujam, of India, joined by others of Fridays for Future protest against Germany's Olaf Scholz's climate policy at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Bold proposals to confront climate change were floated—and ignored or rejected. The often bogus “net zero” claims by companies and local governments were called out. And the fate of an activist on a water and hunger strike continued to get attention, though the Egyptian government showed no signs of backing down.

These were some of the top storylines Tuesday at the U.N. climate summit being held in the Red Sea city of Sharm el-Sheikh. Known as COP27, the gathering of world leaders comes at a time of contrasts, competing needs and competition for attention.