COP26 in November faces an impossibly wide spread of national interests to corral into a unified global programme. It has been set up for failure by the clash between ambition and reality on climate change – with three elements in particular undermining the whole carbon-zero target.
Sir Jeremy Greenstock is Chairman of Gatehouse Advisory Partners Ltd and of Lambert Energy Advisory Ltd, and a Trustee of the NGO Forward Thinking. Sir Jeremy was a career diplomat from 1969 to 2004, ending his career as Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations (1998-2003) and the UK’s Special Envoy for Iraq (2003-04). From 2004 to 2010 he was Director of the Ditchley Foundation, and also a Special Adviser to BP plc; and from 2011 to 2016 he was Chairman of the UN Association-UK.Macro-series-Global-GHG-reduction-–-an-uncoordinated-muddle-and-mess-October-2021