As climate change escalates every year, the environment is taking more of a central stage in global issues; however adequate and serious coverage of the crisis isn’t provided by mainstream news despite it being the most pressing threat of our time. The warming of the planet has sparked conflicts, caused economic downturns and deepened existing inequalities. Analyzing the global issues related to the environment demonstrates how politics, culture and economics interact today at international, national and communal levels not only in the perpetuation of the climate crisis but in maintaining exploitative relations and inequality.

COP27’s ‘Loss and Damage’ Agreement – Better than Nothing?

After two weeks of challenging negotiations in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, this year’s annual UN Climate conference, COP27, has concluded. Its outcome: bleak. Following last year’s COP26 in Glasgow, many hoped this would be the year in which ideas centered around justice would produce the solutions needed to combat climate change. Unfortunately, many of the COP27…

COP27: Where We’ve Come from and Where We’re Going

For three decades, the United Nations has demonstrated its commitment to climate change action in the form of an annual meeting called the Conference of Parties, or COP. This November 6-18, almost 200 countries are convening in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt to negotiate consequential decisions on climate commitments.  Since the first UN COP in 1992,…