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Media Roundtable: Frontline groups say COP26 agreements contain insufficient commitments on fossil fuels

Climate activists march in Sydney during a COP26 protest on Saturday that was one of several demonstrations held around the world.
Climate activists march in Sydney during a COP26 protest on Saturday that was one of several demonstrations held around the world.

On this edition of Your Call's media roundtable, we're discussing coverage of COP26. Countries have agreed to phase out coal financing, cut their methane emissions, halt deforestation, and help vulnerable countries fight the climate crisis. What do these agreements actually mean and how are frontline communities responding?

Guest:

Mark Hertsgaard, executive director of Covering Climate Now, environment correspondent for The Nation and author of HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth

Web Resources:

 Covering Climate Now

The Guardian: Cop26 targets too weak to stop disaster, say Paris agreement architects

The Guardian: Cop26 draft text annotated: what it says and what it means

CNN: Young people call for fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty as delegates spar over coal, oil and gas

Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.
Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.