Article17 November 2022

Listen: COP27 - A climate cop out?

The COP27 climate summit in Egypt was supposed to be the moment when governments turned lofty aspirations into real-world action, implementing the climate pledges made in Glasgow last year. Instead, meaningful progress on critical issues has stalled. In this podcast, ING's Gerben Hieminga and Coco Zhang explain why the talks have proven so difficult

While Presidents Biden and Xi offered some relief this week by agreeing to resume talks on climate change, COP27 itself has done little to assuage fears that the world is heading for what the UN calls “climate catastrophe”. In this podcast, ING economist Gerben Hieminga and ESG researcher Coco Zhang tell senior editor Rebecca Byrne why COP summits are always so difficult and what to expect next.