December 14, 2021
Katie Auth on My Climate Journey Podcast
By Katie Auth
Katie speaks to host Jason Jacobs of “My Climate Journey“, discussing how she thinks about the problem of climate change and energy poverty, and how to make climate change a non-political issue (49:35).
Listen to her whole episode below:
What Will ‘Net Zero’ Mean for Africa? We aim to find out.
By Katie Auth, Rose Mutiso
‘Net zero’ has emerged as one of the biggest new buzzwords in global climate and energy policy. Multiple analyses have laid out potential net zero pathways for the world’s energy systems, and high-profile pledges to achieve net zero carbon emissions have now been made by over 60% of countries and more than 30% of the world’s largest publicly-traded companies.
Op-Eds & Articles
Why the Climate Panic About Africa Is Wrong
By Todd Moss, Vijaya Ramachandran
Originally appeared in Foreign Policy, December 6, 2021. As climate pledges pile up, a worrying theme is emerging that bold efforts by rich nations to decarbonize the global economy will be ruined by hordes of new consumers in the developing world buying cars, installing air conditioning, and taking planes.
Op-Eds & Articles
Phasing out coal plants worldwide won’t be easy. These four approaches could help.
By Brad Handler, Katie Auth, Morgan Bazilian
More than 40 countries say they’ll phase out coal-fired power plants in the next 20 years Originally appeared in The Washington Post Monkey Cage, December 2, 2021. Reducing coal use around the world is critical for decreasing air pollution and addressing climate change, yet global coal consumption continues to grow in some regions.
What did COP26 deliver for energy poor nations? Our five Big Takeaways
By Katie Auth, Todd Moss, Rose Mutiso
Plenty of hot takes from Glasgow. Here are ours: The Big Story: African leaders stepped up to argue forcefully for fairer treatment and increased agency.
Climate Finance for South Africa at COP26: Watch this space.
By Catrina Godinho
Anticipated Announcements at COP26: All eyes on Glasgow Amidst a lot of speculation about climate finance announcements at COP26, South Africa and the EU (on behalf of partners France, Germany, UK, and USA) have confirmed that a deal for an accelerated and just coal phaseout in South Africa will soon be revealed.