The future of the big new climate coalitions

Posted on AllSides November 12th, 2021
From The Center
Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Some of the most headline-grabbing initiatives to emerge from COP26 come with big questions about how — and if — they'll make the journey from promises to reality.

Driving the news: COP26 brought the arrival or expansion of coalitions of nations making voluntary pledges around phasing out coal, cutting methane emissions, electric car growth, ending deforestation, curbing overseas fossil fuel finance and plenty more.

While many of the biggest fossil fuel producers and users are missing from the deals, these ad-hoc agreements are still significant — if implemented.

Yes, but: They're outside the official Paris agreement process, which requires formal,...

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