Cop26: EU climate chief Frans Timmermans warns of costs of inaction


With less than two weeks before the Cop26 climate summit, Megan Gibson met with European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans in London to discuss the direction of the European Green Deal, the role of the private sector and the need for ‘a just transition. He warns that ambitious climate goals are not enough and that leaders must prove they can achieve them.

Emily Tamkin joins the podcast from Washington, DC for a conversation about effective Timmermans diplomacy, as well as the feasibility of climate promises in the UK and around the world.

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Further reading

Megan interview with Timmermans.
Patrick Mulholland on how economic recovery trumps climate action in Latin America.
Philippa Nuttall on increasing coal production in China.
Murray Griffin on Australia’s climate ambitions.

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